As businesses look to stimulate growth in an economic environment still dominated by the downturn, innovation matters like never before. Today there is no simple or single recipe for success so collaboration takes on an increasingly important focus.
Ben & Jerry’s are calling for socially responsible entrepreneurs to make themselves known for their latest competition, Join Our Core, which encourages entrants to put their business ideas forward for the chance to scoop a €10,000 cash prize, mentoring and the opportunity to see their name on tubs of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.
You’ve heard the expression “time is money”, but did you know that your energy is worth money, too? One of the biggest concerns for owners of small or medium enterprises is the waste of energy that can occur throughout a day’s work, and for good reason.
The green movement isn’t just for hippies and tree huggers anymore. The environmental initiatives that have become more popular in recent years are notably less anti-establishment and more large-scale, which means that now is the perfect time for your SME to get on board. But don’t just do it for the Earth; do it for your bottom line.
If you’re on the cusp of a new business venture, you’re probably excited about being the boss, fulfilling your dreams, and watching your visions come to life. This is all part of being a business owner, but first, there are a couple of basics to take care of.
A study by Travel Supermarket said that 2011 was another good year for those engaged in servicing the 40 per cent of the UK population who took their main holiday in the UK, as well as the increasing number of us Brits who have been taking more short domestic breaks. Although these breaks may have been for fewer nights, this still proved to have a great impact on the UK holiday market.
Time Out Group, the leading source of information for arts and entertainment, has acquired Whatsonstage.com
The unfortunately high number of small companies that are currently becoming insolvent can present excellent business opportunities for others and also help save jobs and help recover supply chain debts.
Corporate Socially Responsibility has predominantly been associated with global conglomerates. It is a common assumption that these multinationals are the primary contributors to the recovery of the economy and therefore are accountable for addressing the issues facing today’s society.