Ever wondered what takes place in a toy inventor’s workshop? One that has operated in the US over a period of almost 30 years? I did – which is why Real Business was granted a tour of Chicago-based Big Monster Toys with CEO and president Don Rosenwinkel.
Buying a business is a significant step for any entrepreneur. However, once the deal is done and the realisation you have purchased your first business has set in, it can be difficult knowing the next steps.
What does a highly engaged employee look like? The answer might surprise you – a survey commissioned by Red Letter Days found that engaged employees are more likely to be late for work, do personal tasks because they're bored, check their social media or chat to colleagues on a personal level for two hours every day.
In what marks a world first, the UK’s sharing economy companies will have the opportunity to receive a stamp of approval in the form of a TrustSeal, which will act as a kitemark that signifies businesses are meeting good practice principles.
With Infosecurity 2016, arguably the biggest security show in Europe, just around the corner I’ve been thinking about all the new technologies, innovations, standards and trends that will be displayed over this coming week – and how many organisations still rely way too heavily on simple blind trust.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has recently suggested supermarket prices and promotions “have the potential to confuse or mislead consumers, which could be in breach of consumer law”. We took a particular look at how Asda’s pricing tactics may be a ticking time bomb for the sector.
Challenger bank bosses currently challenging the traditional high street names need to overcome an enormous hurdle if they are to disrupt the banking market significantly; building consumer trust.
UK-headquartered identity verification service Onfido, which boasts over 1,000 clients, has raised a $25m Series B investment to meet increased demand in the US and other international markets.
This is a wake-up call for any business leader who underestimates the importance of building trust with employees – a heavy dose of stress has more than likely impacted the mental health of some of your staff and they fear telling you.
If you have ever attended one of those team building courses chances are that you will have had to participate in the activity where you are asked to close your eyes and fall backwards safe in the knowledge that a colleague will catch you. This is of course designed to illustrate (very effectively) the importance and value of trust.
Have you ever found yourself hovering over the checkout button online as you’ve gone to buy something and thought, "Oh I won’t get it now, I’ll have a look around first?" By that point, that company will have spent a lot of time, energy and money driving you to their website, getting you to understand why you need it.
Trust is the linchpin of any successful business. But as we move to a digital society, businesses must learn to build that trust without the luxury of human interaction. We take a look at the growing importance of logo and design in the digital age.