Location, location, location; geography has always been an important factor for businesses. The right environment can place firms in the best possible position to serve customers, expand reach, add to the bottom line, and literally ensure being in the right place at the right time!
In the early stages of your business you need to give people reasons to invest their time, and money, into you, so we’ve spoken with a handful of companies to hear how they made it through the daunting first year of operating.
The UK’s STEM skills crisis has placed Brits in grave peril as research has found the overall understanding of what would truly support survival of an apocalypse is lacking. Let’s hope the aliens and zombies decide to stay away for a little while longer…
We're living in a period of unprecedented uncertainty and volatility and he trendy acronym for this environment is ‘VUCA’ – volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. And it's not just the economic unpredictability that is so challenging, but the rate of change.
Around 60 per cent of SMEs in the UK are family run businesses. Their survival through the generations provides an insight into how to be robust against the pitfalls, trends and downturns of business climate in any given time.
It’s been interesting listening to the recent conversations about the “death of the High Street”.
It may seem nonsensical, but a healthy dose of competition is beneficial to your business in the long term. Academics at Cranfield look at the science behind it.