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CEOs must think outside the box in 2013, Notebook

CEOs must think outside the box in 2013

Last year saw a strong shift in the requirements of the CEO role, as it came under scrutiny by shareholders and members of the general public for not being transparent enough. Various industries including: banking, media and security saw major changes within the leadership role.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Friday, 4 January 2013 at 6:28 pm

The credit crunch is the best learning curve for young entrepreneurs, Notebook

The credit crunch is the best learning curve for young entrepreneurs

Youth unemployment continues to be a vital political concern for governments across Europe. This week saw some major announcements to tackle youth unemployment heads on. The European Commission unveiled a ‘youth guarantee’ scheme that will aim to provide young adults with a good job offer, continued education, an apprenticeship or an internship within four months of leaving formal education or becoming unemployed.

By | Notebook | Monday, 10 December 2012 at 2:52 pm

SEO and PR together can achieve online success, Notebook

SEO and PR together can achieve online success

For many years the worlds of public relations (PR) and search engine optimisation (SEO) have existed separately, providing companies with their benefits in a very disparate manner. However, the time has arrived for the two strands to work together in order to offer the best possible online result.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 5 December 2012 at 11:54 am

Why Britain’s SMEs are turning to trading alternatives, Notebook

Why Britain’s SMEs are turning to trading alternatives

Economic conditions continue to prove challenging for the country’s small businesses with any fluctuations in investment, inflation or confidence hitting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) the hardest. It’s clear that businesses have had to become savvier in how they operate, generate revenue and protect the bottom line. That’s why many of the UK’s SMEs are turning to innovative trading alternatives as they look to boost revenue.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Friday, 16 November 2012 at 3:19 pm

More risk for the same reward means CFOs are playing it safe, Notebook

More risk for the same reward means CFOs are playing it safe

The findings of this year’s BDO Ambition Survey released today are a clear reflection of the impact of the economic and political uncertainty on businesses and investors across the globe.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Monday, 29 October 2012 at 4:00 am

Kickstarter to launch in the UK on October 31st, Notebook

Kickstarter to launch in the UK on October 31st

Crowdfunding website Kickstarter will be opening its virtual doors to UK entrepreneurs on October 31st. Startups, musicians and inventors alike will be able to pitch their projects to the world in the hope of gaining enough support to bring their ideas to life.

By | Notebook, Science & Technology | Thursday, 11 October 2012 at 3:24 pm

Why the government can’t afford to ignore family businesses, Notebook

Why the government can’t afford to ignore family businesses

As the Conservative Party conference continues in Birmingham, the Chancellor is setting out his plans to boost the economy, and provide some answers to the financial problems businesses in the country are facing at the moment.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Wednesday, 10 October 2012 at 3:35 pm

Don’t be fooled by his West Coast Main Line pleas, Richard Branson is no people’s capitalist, Notebook

Don’t be fooled by his West Coast Main Line pleas, Richard Branson is no people’s capitalist

Sir Richard Branson has long been Britain’s favourite capitalist. Unlike the fat cat tycoons of left-wing caricatures, sat atop their shiny towers counting wads of cash, Branson is considered one of a new breed of entrepreneurs that emerged at the turn of the century

By | Notebook, Opinion | Friday, 31 August 2012 at 6:00 am

Staff management key to ‘business as usual’ during Olympics, Notebook

Staff management key to ‘business as usual’ during Olympics

The Olympics presents a ‘once in a generation’ moment for many of us in this country – but it also presents a logistical headache for many businesses, not only in London, but across the UK.

By | Notebook, Olympics | Wednesday, 27 June 2012 at 12:00 am

We should support Britain’s small businesses to create jobs, Notebook

We should support Britain’s small businesses to create jobs

Last week’s ONS statistics delivered some welcome news for Britain’s economy, with the unemployment rate registering its first fall since last spring, dropping by 35,000 to 2.65 million.
While this was music to many ears, the amount of people in the UK that are currently out of work remains alarmingly high, with long-term joblessness at its [...]

By | Notebook, Opinion | Thursday, 26 April 2012 at 9:38 am

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