Business

9 December 2008

Global downturn: Female-run SMEs weathering the economic storm

In an impassioned cry for support from the engine room of British business, three out of ten SMEs fear they will not be here in 12 months time. However, the ...

21 November 2008

UK SMEs Lead the Race for the Carbon Pound

Making up 99% of all UK businesses, small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are the driving force behind Britain’s economy. Against the backdrop of the current economic downturn, a new ...

11 November 2008

3.2 million to change career this year

Research shows in the last three years 8.4 million people switched careers, with 3.2 million planning on doing the same thing this year.It’s thought millions of adults want to “skill ...

7 November 2008

Britain's small businesses leading the way in low carbon technologies

Last chance for small companies to win up to £40,000The UK is the European hotbed in the innovation of low carbon technologies and attracts 41% of the total venture capital ...

31 October 2008

The Cash Chasm – the latest symptom of the credit crunch.

When personal finance stories lead the news agenda, you know it's time for people to take their own cash crisis a little more seriously. New research has revealed that ...

29 October 2008

Networks key to survival

Networks have oiled the wheels of commerce for centuries. From membership of ancient guilds through to the stereotypical old boys networks based on the school tie - close interlinked relationships ...

29 October 2008

Peter Mandelson Backs Female Entrepreneurship Initiative

Business Secretary Lord Mandelson has today announced his support for WEConnect, a new initiative aimed at connecting women owned companies with multinational corporations.WEConnect works to break down the barriers faced ...

2 October 2008

Data Protection Policy puts employees at risk

Six in 10 Brits have been put at risk of ID theft as a result of their employers’ lax approach to data security. Shockingly, nine in 10 Brits say ...

5 September 2008

Google marks it's tenth anniversary

This Sunday 7 September Google hits its tenth birthday. As it draws to the end of its first decade of existence the world’s biggest search engine is facing some unprecedented ...

3 September 2008

Federation Against Software Theft and Investors in Software Join Forces

The Federation Against Software Theft (Federation or FAST) and Investors in Software (IiS), two of the most respected, independent names in the UK software industry, have joined forces to strengthen ...

6 August 2008

How to help your small business

Join our small business clinic to answer all your business or start-up questionsIf you run a small to medium sized business or are thinking of starting one, you’ll know that ...

6 August 2008

London becomes ‘Silicon Met’

Will the capital’s VC community make London a rival for Silicon Valley?London is preparing to compete with Silicon Valley as the largest gathering of heavyweight technology entrepreneurs outside of the ...

23 July 2008

National VQ Day

All of them have taken vocational qualifications.Over 3,250,000 vocational qualifications were awarded in the UK last year according to figures released today to mark the first Vocational Qualifications Day (VQ ...

4 July 2008

US Court forces Google to hand over You Tube log

Google is currently facing an antitrust investigation by the US Department of Justice. This is only the beginning, as Google’s legal worries seem endless with a US court today ordering ...

19 June 2008

The building blocks of better business

As the owner of a small or home-based business you'll no doubt be working around a hectic schedule with little time for researching and implementing better working practice. With this ...

15 June 2008

Beating boredom in the boardroom

When discussing the big business issues with your employees or clients it is vitally important to make sure they are 100% engaged all the way through the meeting. The ...

6 June 2008

Flexible Working. 2008’s non negotiable to achieve business success

Need convincing? A recent study by the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR, formerly the DTI) shows that almost all British workplaces offer some form of flexible working. But ...

23 May 2008

Is the credit crunch bad news for every business?

Firms forecast rough times for others but not for themselvesAccording to the doom-mongers it’s simple: We are in the midst of a credit crisis, heading for a recession with job ...

14 May 2008

78% of Brits Don’t Take a Lunch Hour

A staggering 78% of the UK working population no longer take advantage of a full lunch hour, with 15% of those surveyed not taking a break at all, new research revealed ...

9 April 2008

Carolyn McCall Wins Top Business Woman Award

Carolyn McCall, Chief Executive of the Guardian Media Group, was awarded a top Business prize last night.She was awarded this year's prestigious Veuve Clicquot Business Woman award at champagne reception ...

26 March 2008

The business benefits of investing in people

As the end of the fiscal year fast approaches, companies across the UK are taking stock and discussing new strategies for the year ahead. Now that all of last ...

19 March 2008

Loominellie

Ellie Goss started her weaving business, Loominellie (www.loominellie.com) just a year ago after doing a degree and then a masters degree in weaving. Ellie designs and produces bespoke ...

6 March 2008

Buy To Let Bubble Ready To Burst

The buy-to-let housing bubble looks set to burst according to a reprt by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.The Institutes survey of the residential letting market has found the number ...

27 February 2008

Anneka Rice, reveals what she would like to do when she turns 50

Millions of British workers are still dreaming about what they want to do ‘when they grow up’….and they’re aged over 50. New research by learndirect Careers Advice has found that ...