The inventor of an ingenious way to help children sleep while in a pushchair has won the England heat of the Pitch, a competition which is rewarding some of Britain’s best small businesses.
A survey of SME owners has revealed that more than a third of small and medium businesses would not dream of hiring a candidate from the BBC series The Apprentice.
With many staff off on holiday this week to coincide with school half term a survey has revealed that over a third of UK employees take business calls on holiday, with top level management and the over-65s being the guiltiest of never switching off from work. Men are 66% more likely than women to pick up a call.
A website needs to be seen to be effective and with 85 per cent of all searches starting from search engines it is essential that your site is ranked as high as possible to be seen. We spoke to Ross Hamill, from SEO specialists Spider Online to get practical tips on what to do to get seen by search engines.
In today’s working environment, it is increasingly important to provide an active dialogue between employees and management in both open and confidential environments. Simon Oldfield from QuestBack says, Providing a space for employee voices to be heard has been proven to create a much more cohesive and productive workplace.
Every year the National Business Awards, in partnership with Orange, uncover hundreds of examples of British business leaders and entrepreneurs who are taking a unique approach to overcome major challenges and achieve business excellence, however time to enter the 2011 awards is fast running out.
‘Millions’ of Skype internet phone users cut off after technical glitch: Users of Skype have struggled to sign in to the system for the past two days The Daily Mail are reporting. The Internet phone service was today reported to be racing to fix a technical glitch that is thought to have left millions of […]
Lights, camera, action! Hollywood Director, Oliver Stone – known for his box office hits like Platoon, Natural Born Killers and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps – is turning his talents to the small screen as judge of a unique online video festival, conceived and run by vzaar, the leading business online video hosting platform.
Since I started my company Actinic 15 years ago, I’ve sold almost exclusively to small businesses – it’s been a blessing and a curse. A blessing in the sense that no single customer is too critical. Against this is that none of these guys has much money, which means we have to be incredibly cost conscious. This experience has taught me a few tips about keeping costs down.
Small business publisher Brightword has teamed up with BlackBerry to launch a series of eBooks that will deliver bite size information to anyone starting and growing a small business.
The use of social media in recruitment is on the rise with many success stories. However, according to a panel of recruitment specialists, small businesses will not be among those who directly profit from this emerging market due to its time intensive nature.