In this rapidly shrinking world we need to take advantage of the business opportunities of dealing with foreign companies and business owners.
The public are being offered the chance to decide the sixth finalist in The Pitch 2010, the nationwide competition on a mission to track down the UK’s top entrepreneurial talent with £50,000 worth of prizes up for grabs.
British bosses are banning Blackberries and other smart-phones over fears they cost more in lost productivity than they gain, according to employment law experts.
Businesses efforts to improve their green credentials are at risk of faltering because of a recession-borne focus on cost savings which is distracting them from the broader risks and opportunities of becoming environmentally responsible according to new research just published.
Sales Expert Andy Preston explains that although LinkedIn is one of the best business development tools available, many people don’t use it properly, and even worse – make various mistakes that actually LOSE them sales, rather than WIN them…
Professional negotiator and media lawyer, Clive Rich, has urged SME’s to improve the negotiation and deal-making skills of their top executives or risk financial ruin as big business and the recession make it harder for SME’s to get a foot in the door.
Running a business whilst being a full time mum is no mean feat. However, eight mums have proven that this is something that can not only be done, but it’s something that can be done well enough to receive recognition as they received awards for their endeavours during the annual Mumpreneur Conference & Awards.
The Apprentice, the BBC’s multi award-winning business entertainment series returns for a sixth run on Wednesday 6th October, as a new line-up of contender’s face Lord Sugar as they battle for boardroom supremacy.
The job title CEO, MD or director does not confer the magical power of infinite wisdom. It’s important to have confidence and make clear decisions, but this can also create problems.
Graham Lowes, marketing director, OKI Printing Solutions, says If it looks too good to be true, it probably is. An over-used phrase perhaps, but in the case of cheap printer consumables, it could hardly be more relevant. The economy may be gradually pulling away from recession, but SMEs are still focused on running a tight ship and they can be forgiven for looking to save money at every opportunity.
As the co-founder of a small business, I’m often asked for hints and tips when starting up as an entrepreneur. To be a columnist for Business Matters is a real honour and I hope to impart some of what I’ve learnt to fellow entrepreneurs!
The owner of the Oxford based Blackwell specialist books chain is handing ownership of the business to its staff because he is passionate about keeping the family name on the company founded by his great-grandfather and determined to prevent it ever being taken over, and swallowed up by a large group.