Independent and start-up hospitality businesses, such as restaurants, pubs and cafes, are trumping independent retail stores on the high street, according to research by Simply Business, the largest business insurance provider in the UK.
Innovative and creative digital businesses based in east London are to benefit as funding for a pilot innovation initiative designed to encourage collaboration in the area doubles. The Technology Strategy Board has decided to increase the amount of funding available for the Tech City Launchpad initiative to £2 million, enabling it to provide support in the form of £100,000 grants to twice as many companies.
A look at how your hobbies can also benefit your business and some advice on choosing hobbies that are both fun for your personal life and productive for your business life.
Optimism among owner managed businesses has increased it is claimed, with over half of the respondents to a recent survey revealing that they have either ‘very’ or ‘quite’ positive sentiments about their business compared, up ten per cent to the same survey a year earlier.
At the recent Chief Executives Summit held in London some of the country’s leading CEO’s spoke as one of the need to kick start the economy through a ‘pro-business, pro growth agenda’.
Divorce lawyers have said that due to the stagnating economy and falling asset values some paying spouses have decided that now is a good time to get divorced as the value of what they have to pay their spouses has decreased Joel Heap, head of DWF’s corporate litigation team in Manchester explains.
The government has recently suggested that businesses allow employees to work from home during the summer months next year, in a bid to avoid travel congestion around the 2012 Olympics . Whilst for many employees this might seem like a logical idea, Thomas Coles, managing director of MSM Software says it could have huge implications for business leaders.
The Forum of Private Business is calling on all smaller suppliers to anonymously ‘name and shame’ late paying companies.
With the Bribery Act coming into force on July 1st we spoke to Will Winch, a Solicitor at Mishcon de Reya to get his ten top tips on how to not fall foul of the law
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.