New research commissioned by business insurer More Than in conjunction with Warwick Business School has revealed a swing away from setting up traditional family businesses, made up of parents, siblings and offspring, in favour of husband and wife teams.
Business owners who are fed up of staff pulling sickies are worried that plans to replace “sick notes” with “fit notes” could actually lead to more absenteeism.
Lord Mandelson, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills, has confirmed that he will be the keynote speaker at the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award Dinner, to be held at The Victoria & Albert Museum in London on 29th October.
Researchers at the London School of Economics and Political Science have found an answer to the question ‘Do Women managers enhance your business’ Unfortunately, the answer’s “no”.
Nationwide Media Group, the company behind three of the UK’s largest and most successful business shows, is seeing impressive re-booking figures of 50% for its flagship events. These figures come as the company launches its innovative Marketing Propeller offer which gives exhibitors £11,000 worth of free marketing services. Under the Marketing Propeller, exhibitors receive a range of tools to maximise their profiles before, during and after the events held in Manchester, Doncaster and Coventry.
UK accounting software company KashFlow has today announced the signing of a deal with Brunei Accenture Group Networks to supply online accounting software to Southeast Asia.
O2 have launched the 2009 O2 X Awards, the search for the best of British entrepreneurs and small businesses. Now in their sixth year, the awards are looking for something extra special in the new generation of small businesses who are making an impact in an increasingly competitive market-place and challenging economic climate. The O2 X Awards are open and entrants have until 1st August to apply.
Youth charity The Prince’s Trust is urging businesses across the UK to compete in a £1 million national enterprise challenge.
“Million Makers” challenges employees to run their own mini-enterprises, raising thousands to get young people into business.
A fast-track programme to help ambitious companies out of recession has doubled quarterly sales for a video production company.
Paul Drew, managing director of award-winning production company The Communicator Ltd has enjoyed one of his best sales quarter ever, despite being in a highly competitive business during a recession.