As the sharing economy revolution rolls on it’s having a profound effect on more and more products and services. Over the last two years, a London-based company called Opendesk has been bringing this change to the world of furniture – think IKEA crossed with Airbnb.
Author Simon Brooke
Many people who are going away this weekend for a short break or who might be planning a trip over Christmas will find themselves with a challenge – who will look after their beloved pet?
Many hard-working small business owners looking to relax this weekend might easily find themselves enjoying a beer in the process – and it’s increasingly likely that what they’ll be drinking will be a craft beer from a small brewery.
Planning ahead is essential for a small or medium-sized business, as it is for any company. But as 2016 comes increasingly nearer, glaring into a crystal ball can prove a risky tactic – just ask Alan Sugar and J.K. Rowling. Here are ten business predictions that were hugely incorrect.
As the pension freedom revolution rolls on, the British pensions industry is currently undergoing huge changes that will affect millions of people, but one company has embraced “robo-advice” to provide support to employers and employees alike.
The announcement on 24 November that the NHS will receive a £3.8bn, above-inflation, cash injection next year has once again stoked up a debate about how best to deliver healthcare to an ageing population with increasingly complex health requirements.
The decision by Mark Zuckerberg to take two months off work as paternity leave has grabbed the business news headlines. How can the man who runs one of the world’s most valuable, dynamic and most closely-watched companies be out of the office for eight weeks?
Away days in smart hotels, consultants who charge a fortune to come up with ideas that are fun but difficult to implement or brainstorming rooms where staff gaze up at painted clouds while they think the unthinkable. These might be the kind of initiatives that large firms can indulge in but do SMEs really have time to be creative?
While teachers are largely responsible for equipping the next generation of business builders and entrepreneurial leaders, what about helping them do their jobs better? It's this question that served as the inspiration for Educater.
Despite the widespread use of Skype, virtual teleconferencing and other communications technology, millions of us still travel regularly for work – and many of us hate it.
As more new market disruptors and mould-breaking businesses emerge, the law has been increasingly slow to respond and catch up – but new businesses shouldn’t be put off innovating.
As the first term reaches its conclusion, students up and down the country will be wondering whether they can generate some extra cash for Christmas and beyond.