News & Market Deals

New kitemark set to regulate the sharing economy

Business News

A UK trade body has just announced plans to regulate the rapidly burgeoning sharing economy with the introduction of an industry kitemark

Octopus Investments launches fintech accelerator for 'product-ready' start-ups

Business News

The investment firm supports UK growth businesses, and is now entering the "broken" fintech market with Octopus Labs

The needs of the many: how group psychology can boost business output

Business News

A new research paper from University College London School of Management reveals the benefits of group emotions in business. Here's how to make most of 'group feel'

Smarter procurement could save UK SMEs £106bn

Business News

Small and medium businesses in the UK could save six per cent of their combined annual turnover, according to research from Tungsten Network

Why hiring minorities won't help your diversity cause

Human Resources

China's booming rent-a-foreigner market may take tokenism to another level, but research shows hiring minority groups to make up numbers isn't enough

Women too competitive at work, but not competitive enough

Human Resources

Women take competition at work too seriously and it could be damaging their careers, according to research from UCL School of Management, which may set gender representation back by 30 years. But how much of this is the systemic pigeon-holing of skilled, powerful women long before they're a 'threat' to the system?

Growing a Business

Guglielmo Marconi demonstrating his first long distance radio transmissions in the 1890s.

Six tips to think like an innovator

Business Planning & Expansion

Leadership speaker and author, Paul Sloane outlines six ways to recaim the lost art of thinking innovatively

Shock, horror! Why education is cyber security’s biggest hurdle

Technology for Business

Cybersecurity does not just have a communications issue. It has an education issue. Training for C-level and staff alike is simply not keeping up with the shape-shifting ways of modern cybercrime, says Code42 chief security officer, Rick Orloff

Comment and Analysis

What's in a bribe? Five signs you may be breaking the law

Most people are unaware that the 'gift' they are receiving can be seen as a bribe by a court of law. Here's how to keep your business on the right side of the legal system

Will a post-gender society ever exist?

Another day, another heartbreaking study on the gender gap. As more men zoom past women on the corporate ladder, and fewer women scale the pay gap, it's time to trump corporate Darwinism if we're all to win

Will the European Investment Fund continue to support British start-ups post-Brexit?

The Luxembourg headquarted European Investment Fund (EIF) has been a huge boost for British businesses beyond the M25. Now with the UK's imminent exit from the European Union, where will our fast-growth businesses get their funding from?

What Theresa May's cabinet reshuffle means for business

PM Theresa May stated: "we’re going to have not just consumers represented on company boards, but employees as well." Does this mean a shake-up for governance?

The Entrepreneur

Don't be a jerk: Eight behaviours to avoid as a CEO

There's confident, and there's cocky. Here's how treading the fine line could be good for business

The life and times of David Brent

Ever wonder what David Brent's CV would look like? The world's biggest, baddest boss is back. Cue the cringe!  

The worst CEOs in corporate history

It's lonely at the top, but not so much for these infamous business leaders in the 'worst CEOs' club, some of whom have driven multibillion dollar businesses to the ground. But is this monicker really justified? 

Why the world's biggest halal baby food brand is British: for aisha

Baby food brand for aisha broke into the market just a year ago. for aisha is now available in over 2000 multiple retail stores in the UK, including Tesco, ASDA, Morrisons and Boots. Here's how founder Mark Salter grew his halal baby food business into a global phenomenon

Research

Directors' Pay on AIM 2016

The annual Directors’ Pay on AIM report is the most comprehensive review of directors’ remuneration on AIM available. It’s ideal for benchmarking your team’s salary, that of your organisation and even your own salary.

Cash Shells Directory 2015

The annual Cash Shells Directory is an invaluable guide for companies and advisers considering joining the stock market by reversing into a shell, providing a list of potential candidates and a commentary on each of them

Directors' Pay on AIM 2015

The most complete review of directors' remuneration on AIM, including basic salary, bonus and benefits.

Report exposes lack of ROI insight from customer service

'28% of organisations do not measure the cost of customer service'

The gap in businesses’ measurement of customer experience means they don’t know what customers really want, research finds

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