Where did you last have a great business conversation? Louise Third has just returned from a working visit to Uganda where she found herself teahcing enterprise skills to students in a remote rural region of the north east. The experience confirmed for her that we really are one big enterprising global community, so tell us about your business conversations in far-flung places.
Only one in three of Britain’s small and medium-sized enterprises have caught on to the potential benefits of global export markets, despite evidence that overseas demand is helping to fuel growth amongst many UK firms, according to a latest study by Lloyds TSB Commercial.
Would you book a holiday through oldmanshaven.com? Visit ipwine.com for a bottle of Chardonnay? Or would you download music from mp3shits.com?
Huddle, the British company company which lets you connect and work securely with other people in the cloud, has announced that it has closed a $10.2 million Series B round of funding led by Matrix Partners, with participation from existing investors Eden Ventures and Charles McGregor, Huddle’s chairman.
People who regularly work 10 or 11 hour days increase their heart disease risk by nearly two-thirds, research suggests.
It was only last week that I was looking at my travels during 2009. They consisted of 1 trip to Dubai, 2 trips to East Coast USA & 1 to the West Coast, 3 trips to South Africa, 2 each to Poland, Germany, Italy & Spain, 1 to Russia and Turkey.
Ten teenage contenders will compete for boardroom supremacy in Junior Apprentice when BBC ONE’s show hits our screens on Wednesday 12th May for a special six hour long episodes.
Following a highly successful inaugural awards last year, Remote Employment in association with BT Business has launched The Remote Worker Awards and this year Business Matters is pleased to be joining as the media partner for the 2010 programme.
Beer & Partners, the UK’s largest business investment agency, and Luke Johnson, the serial entrepreneur and business investor, former chairman of Channel 4 and columnist for the FT have announced that they are joining forces to support the future of Small Business Britain with Johnson becoming a strategic shareholder in Beer & Partners, which provides innovative start-up and smaller companies with much-needed access to capital.
Employee relations in key performance areas are often neglected in a busy workforce, leaving staff confused and unhappy. We spoke to Haleem Ossman, who has twice won the national Investors in People Award, about the advice that he would give to businesses on how to manage this challenge.
With the fall out from the Icelandic volcano causing travel chaos across many parts of the world and grounding the majority of flights into and out of europe, business travellers and holiday makers returning from easter breaks have been hugely affected.
None more so than three of Britain’s highest profile entrepreneurs and part of the famous five from televisions Dragons’ Den Duncan Bannatyne, Peter Jones and Theo Paphitis who were all enjoying extended Easter breaks out of the UK ahead of filming of the eighth series of Dragons’ Den set to start on Monday.