Apple, Amazon and Google, these ubiquitous mega-brands dominate the tech market and limit consumer choice. But a new review led by a panel of economists and tech experts is suggesting a series of reforms that, if implemented by the UK government, will make space for smaller firms to rise up, innovate the sector, and empower consumers in the process.
Slow consumer demand on the high street is combining badly with spikes in inflation to create a tricky situation for business owners, who are spending less time planning for Brexit as a result. Whether or not this is ‘head in the sand’ behaviour is up for debate.
Much has been said about how much companies lose when it comes to time spent in meetings, with 40 per cent of respondents in a recent survey saying half of them are unnecessary.
For businesses looking to grow, exporting can be a fruitful business strategy and there may be more opportunities than you imagine.
Starting up a childcare business is very rewarding, but it will require a lot of personal commitment, long hours and financial investment. Are you ready?
Based on customer demand, which are the five businesses that you consider starting up today?
A shortage of skilled workers is slowing employment growth but could mean higher wages – with two-year lows being reported.
The UK's creative industry is booming as Pinewood, the studio where latest James Bond film Spectre and Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron were filmed, is “unable to meet all the demand from large films”.
Led by strong demand at home and very modest growth in export orders, British manufacturers saw a rise in the volume of total new orders.
From the end of 2014 to the end of 2019, Tariff Consultancy Ltd's (TCL) 'Pricing the Cloud' report, examines cloud computing pricing, trends and demand worldwide through virtualised CPU, storage and bandwidth components.
Even in the hypercompetitive era of the ‘Price Comparison Website’, much insurance is the produce of relationships with customers going back several years. So it’s puzzling why most insurers only make one interaction with their customers every year – and in the prescribed regulatory form, an automatic letter at renewal time.
Some 59 per cent consumers and over 77 per cent of 18-24 year-olds celebrate Halloween. However, only ten per cent of Brits deem their local shop a good source for Halloween items.