News & Market Deals

Company insolvencies down this quarter despite Brexit uncertainty

Business News

The total number of company insolvencies fell in Q2, but research reveals that the SMEs are struggling to stay afloat

Potential payments reform: a goldmine for fintech?

Business News

The Payment System Regulator's call for reform could create new opportunities for fintech firms

Big Health raises $12m to expand into mental healthcare

Business News

Big Health's programmes have helped numerous businesses boost productivity by improving employees' sleep. With its recent fundraise, the company aims to take digital medicine further, tackling other mental health issues affecting the workforce

US payments-as-a-service firm eyes UK market

Business News

WePay, payments partner to the 'platform economy' across the Atlantic, expands to the UK to link multi-party payments overseas

More than half of all data breaches are down to human error

Technology for Business

Cyberfraud is sector agnostic. Any business in any industry is just as vulnerable, if not more, to data leaks and fraud, which is why curbing tech naivety should be high on the agenda for growing businesses

Can employers ban hijabs in the workplace?

Comment & Analysis

Following the controversy over comments from ex-editor of The Sun, Kelvin MacKenzie, in relation to a Channel Four news presenter wearing a hijab and cases now reaching the European Court of Justice, Law At Work’s director of legal services Donald Mackinnon looks at  whether employers can ban employees from wearing Islamic head coverings

Growing a Business

Empathy not apathy: the key to a successful business

Business Planning & Expansion

Traditionally, empathy didn’t really have a place in business. The pursuit of profits was paramount, with the office of the past an environment where compassion and an understanding point of view had no place. However, times have changed, writes Nick Peart, marketing director EMEA at Zendesk

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Going back to the basics

Business Planning & Expansion

Research commissioned by the British Council for Offices reveals most employees may be tiring of hot desk-ing and remote working. Office Depot's Paula Marshall explains why going back to the basics may be best for productivity

Comment and Analysis

Where could we get our seasonal workforce from post Brexit?

Charlotte Slocombe, partner at Fragomen Worldwide, discusses the potential impact of Brexit on the SME market and how our US neighbours manage the shortage of seasonal and unskilled labour

Five questions to ask before choosing an investor

Your investor could be with you for a number of years and during that time will be actively involved with your business, including sitting on your board. Here are top things to consider when forging the relationship

What we can learn from the ARM Holdings sale

Daniel Keighron-Foster, MD of Manchester-based cloud consultancy Steamhaus outlines what we can learn from the sale of the UK's biggest and best tech business

Is there a need for a Pokémon policy?

With one company threatening dismissal if the game is played in work and Boeing finding it had been downloaded 100 times on company mobiles, Law at Work’s legal adviser Paman Singh reflects on whether employers should be considering a Pokémon policy

The Entrepreneur

Eight successful people and their bedtime habits

A good night's sleep may never make it on an entrepreneur's to-do list, but these eight successful people swear by it

Enjoy the journey: Property Moose

Solicitor-turned-entrepreneur Andrew Gardiner outlines his business journey founding proptech start-up Property Moose in 2013

Never stop learning: Active Digital

At a time when pay-as-you-go and disposable phones were all the rage, Jo Wimble-Groves realised that a one-size-fits-all approach would undercut a huge chunk of business technology users. In 1996, she set up Active Digital to provide businesses with the mobile technology they actually need, and since then, has worked with clients as varied as GB Taekwondo and Iron Maiden

Take risks, stay focussed: Larsson & Jennings

Andrew Jennings dipped into his savings and put up as much personal finance as he could leverage to make his vision come true. In four short years, his Swiss-made watch brand, Larsson & Jennings has penetrated the luxury market in London and New York. Here's how

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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