We hear from two experienced entrepreneurs about how late payments have been a big impact on their operations, but suggest some strategies to deal with it.
About 15 years ago I was carrying out my day job on the Barrier Reef, acting as a human shield between shark and holidaymaker. Fast forward to today and I may have swapped wetsuits for boardrooms, but I’m still helping people get close to rare and exotic creatures, not sharks in this case – customers.
As Amazon continues to expand its cloud service offering, we caught up with Danilo Poccia, technical evangelist at Amazon Web Services, to gain an exclusive look at what the company has in store for its small business clients in the future.
Michael Gould, founder and CTO at business planning and modelling business Anaplan, shares his experience of growing the business and advocates thinking on worldwide basis from the very beginning.
As a fast-growing crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube co-founder Luke Lang explains why implementing a CRM system was key to providing a platform suitable for scaling up and cultivating relationships with entrepreneurs on the hunt for funding.
As the world of ecommerce continues to grow, the importance of returns does too.
Martin Davidian of FedEx Express identifies the four major stages an SME should go through as it begins to scale up and conquer global markets – building relationships with customers and constantly innovating as it goes.
It's the moment every entrepreneur dreams of, when someone comes along and offers you a nine-figure amount for the company you've shed blood, sweat and tears for. So you'll probably be a bit surprised that my co-founder and I turned it down – but here I explain exactly why.
In part two of our interview with Indiegogo co-founder Danae Ringelmann, Real Business asks about the evolution of crowdfunding and why big brands are starting to see the benefit of using the platform to remove risk and unnecessary cost from product development.
Rafael Cortes, head of marketing at Foehn, acknowledges why some SMEs may still be cautious about heading entirely into the cloud and explains why more cloud offers smarter approaches to business.
Legal expert Melanie Wadsworth uses the example of one of the UK's oldest construction companies to examine what family businesses should consider if looking to float and how it is possible to maintain unique family business characteristics whilst still answering to shareholders.
Will Lovegrove, CEO at pensionsync, looks at why a constant dialogue with your customers is "the" key to a successful business.