Is it all based on a lie? The central banks in the US, the UK and Japan are creating money. They are going out and – via the mechanism known as quantitative easing – are buying government debt. This forces the price of government debt upwards, making other assets look cheap in comparison
Minimizing exposure to risk is an essential job for corporate treasury departments. In most risk management studies, including a comprehensive global survey in 2011 by Accenture, Liquidity Risk is rated the first or second (to counterparty risk) concern of global Treasurers.
How do growing companies fund orders without accessing bank debt, invoice discounting or selling equity?
With the trials and tribulations of the banking world there is a growing desire to return to traditional forms of non-banking finance.
Once a business has hired people, whether it’s as little as two or as much as two hundred, giving employees the opportunity for development is a must. Why? Put simply, developing your employees effectively helps to improve the success of your business – both the individual and the business benefit – it’s a win-win situation.
What role does luck play in the success of a business? Do we make our own luck through hard work or is it down to just ‘good luck’? These were some of the questions being asked by Hiscox, in partnership with Royal Institution, at an annual debate to explore the theme of luck versus hard work when it comes to business success, a subject designed to provoke debate amongst the SME and entrepreneurial community.
March is the beginning of spring and this month is the start of something new for Search London. The meetup group that once started in a room above a pub in London, has grown in members to nearly 1,200 and is going to hold its first every day time event.
Entrepreneurs have never been more cost aware than in the past two to three years. In an environment of tougher trading and tighter margins, small business owners are desperately trying to trade cost effectively without compromising on the quality of their product or service.