Despite the continued economic uncertainty, new data released from eBay shows that over 45,000 new businesses have registered on the UK online auction site since September 2008. The number of new businesses established in 2010 alone was up 38 per cent with almost 24,000 joining.
Everything you see started with just an idea. Every business if you think about it was created twice! I knew I wanted to be my own boss but the question was how and what do I start a business doing?
Are you a young entrepreneur under 35? Do you need funding? Have you ever wondered how to get a mentor? If the answer to these questions is yes and you also want to meet other young people interested in going into business and also gain access to fantastic high calibre speakers then the Young Entrepreneur Society could be the answer to all your questions.
New research from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) suggests that a lack of competence and misplaced confidence amongst bosses is creating a stressed out, unfulfilled workforce. According to the data, the result is worrying for business, with nearly three quarters of employees regularly taking decisions at work they don’t feel trained or qualified to make.
Figures released by TV Licensing from a member poll conducted in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) show that the overwhelming majority of employers say they won’t be allowing employees “time off” to watch Andy Murray’s pursuit of the Wimbledon Grand Slam title. However, separate figures suggest this won’t stop people tuning into the tournament.
Small businesses outraged at plans by the Payments Council to end cheque clearing from 2018 have been given a lifeline as Mark Hoban, the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, said that cheques could not be scrapped until “a suitable alternative is found”.
The National Business Awards in partnership with Orange, the most respected accolade for business in the UK, has extended its entries deadline to Friday 24th June 2011.
The recent changes proposed related to paternity proposals leave would mean that from 2015 mothers and fathers would share far more fully in parental leave we spoke to Wanda Goldwag, Non Executive Chair of True North Human Capital, a human capital management consultancy explains how that might affect your business.
There is only days remaining for the UK’s most inspiring and enterprising franchisees of 2011 to enter the bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year Awards, and see their achievements recognised.
The inventor of an ingenious way to help children sleep while in a pushchair has won the England heat of the Pitch, a competition which is rewarding some of Britain’s best small businesses.
Five lucky small business owners have made it through to the English heat of a competition tracking down Britain’s best new entrepreneurs.
With many staff off on holiday this week to coincide with school half term a survey has revealed that over a third of UK employees take business calls on holiday, with top level management and the over-65s being the guiltiest of never switching off from work. Men are 66% more likely than women to pick up a call.