All Starting A Business articles – Page 5

  • Feature

    What is property crowdfunding?

    2020-09-02T07:00:23Z

    By Funding Options The sharing economy is based on the idea that you don’t have to fully own something to benefit from it. Among other things, it’s changing how we think about ownership and having an impact on how we invest in property. A decade or so ago, the only ...

  • Feature

    Business acquisition - What you need to know

    2020-09-01T07:00:37Z

    By Funding Options Business acquisitions can play a large role in the success and growth of companies. SMEs use acquisitions to bolster their market presence and acquisitions aren’t a rarity in the corporate world either. Alphabet – Google’s parent company – had reportedly acquired over 200 companies by 2016. But ...

  • JBW
    Feature

    From debt collection to philanthropy

    2020-08-31T07:02:40Z

    By Nick Travis, partner at Smith & Williamson This article was originally published in Smith & Williamson’s Enterprise magazine, a thought leadership publication for entrepreneurs and growth companies. You can download this issue of Enterprise here . Jamie Waller has built not only a thriving business in JBW, but helped ...

  • Feature

    5 ways for entrepreneurs to unplug on holiday

    2020-08-28T12:00:30Z

    By Katherine Chain, content and marketing manager at Balance Holidays Have you ever found yourself struggling with work-related stress? Some people often feel the effects too much work can have on them, particularly if you are at the early stages of building up a company. While we all have an ...

  • News

    Will proptech see an uprising?

    2020-08-28T07:00:47Z

    By Michael Baxter, Fresh Business Thinking It is changing slowly, but maybe proptech is close to seeing an uprising, at least that was one prediction from a recent proptech roundtable hosted by The Great British Entrepreneur Awards and haysmacintyre . Not much really, just an uprising. Proptech, it seems, has ...

  • News

    Ghost towns 'inevitable' if offices don't return

    2020-08-27T09:21:58Z

    City centres are likely to become "ghost towns" if the government doesn't encourage workers back to offices, the head of the CBI has warned. Dame Carolyn Fairbairn acknowledged that allowing staff to work from home had helped to keep many businesses operating during lockdown. But she believes that thousands of ...

  • News

    Low-paid workers get £13 day for self-isolation

    2020-08-27T09:05:20Z

    Low paid workers in parts of England with high rates of Covid-19 cases will be given £13 a day if they are required to self-isolate, as part of a trial launched by the government. From Tuesday, those claiming Universal Credit or Working Tax Credit and are unable to work from ...

  • Alcove
    Feature

    Disrupting the global care industry

    2020-08-27T07:00:59Z

    By Nick Travis, partner at Smith & Williamson This article was originally published in Smith & Williamson’s Enterprise magazine, a thought leadership publication for entrepreneurs and growth companies. You can download this issue of Enterprise here . There is a crisis in UK care. The system is unwieldy, dysfunctional and ...

  • Feature

    What are instant business loans?

    2020-08-26T07:00:16Z

    By Funding Options Sometimes, waiting days or even weeks to secure a business loan isn’t a viable option. Every business experiences turbulent times, and having enough capital to keep afloat in the midst of a crisis is critical. Fortunately, there are plenty of options out there for businesses requiring fast ...

  • Workfinder
    Feature

    Making light of work experience

    2020-08-25T07:29:25Z

    By Nick Travis, partner at Smith & Williamson This article was originally published in Smith & Williamson’s Enterprise magazine, a thought leadership publication for entrepreneurs and growth companies. You can download this issue of Enterprise here . Alex Farrell and Emma-Jane Flynn have created an ‘Uber for work experience’. They ...

  • Feature

    Find out about debt restructuring during Coronavirus

    2020-08-25T07:00:25Z

    By Funding Options To say that COVID-19 is having a significant impact on the UK’s economic landscape is an understatement. Just a few months ago, Rishi Sunak confirmed that the country’s debt is now worth more than its entire economy after the government borrowed £55.2bn in May – the ...

  • News

    Two thirds of furloughed staff still worked

    2020-08-24T09:10:40Z

    Two-thirds of staff placed on furlough continued to work in some capacity, according to a major study. The study by Oxford, Cambridge and Zurich universities suggests around six million furloughed staff have broken the rules which stated the Job Retention Scheme could only be claimed on the condition that staff ...

  • News

    Retail sales bounce back to pre-Covid levels

    2020-08-24T08:39:23Z

    Image: Georgie Pauwels Retail sales in the UK bounced back to pre-pandemic levels in July, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The figures showed a 3.6% rise in sales volumes between June and July, while sales are overall 3% higher than in February before the UK went ...

  • News

    Job losses may increase regional inequality

    2020-08-24T08:23:29Z

    Job losses caused by the Covid-19 pandemic will worsen regional inequality in the UK, Labour has warned. The party said areas with high percentages of workers in the sectors hardest hit by lockdown measures - aviation, retail and manufacturing - would feel the effects of job losses the most. The ...

  • Feature

    Sustainable fashion needs to foster trust and transparency with a good dollop of collaboration thrown-in

    2020-08-21T07:00:59Z

    By Michael Baxter, Fresh Business Thinking For it to flourish sooner rather than later, sustainable fashion needs engagement with the consumer which in turns requires trust and transparency with collaboration. At least that seems to have been the consensus at a recent webinar co-hosted by haysmacintyre and the Great ...

  • News

    Workers happy to take pay cut to avoid the office

    2020-08-20T09:22:28Z

    Office workers in the UK would happy to take a £2,665 pay cut if it meant they didn't have to return to the office, according to a new report. The survey of 3,000 employees, conducted by Insolvency Support, found that more than a third (36%) say they will be ...

  • Social distancing
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    40% of shoppers ditching stores with poor social distancing signage

    2020-08-20T09:01:03Z

    Image: Vistaprint More than 40% of UK shoppers have stopped visiting stores that have unclear signage on social distancing, according to the findings of a European study of 2,500+ shoppers from Roland DG. The study reveals that clear signage has a significant impact on shopper confidence. More than 80% ...

  • News

    Covid spikes cashless payments

    2020-08-20T08:49:15Z

    Safety measures imposed by Covid-19 guidelines have resulted in a spike in cashless and digital payments in recent months, according to a new report. Payments company Square's findings showed that fewer than one in four payments have been made by cash during the lockdown period, around half of pre-Covid levels. ...

  • News

    Apple becomes $2 trillion company

    2020-08-20T08:27:23Z

    Apple has become the first US company to be valued at $2 trillion (£1.5 trillion), two years after it became the first to reach $1tn. The tech giant's share price rose to $467.77 on Wednesday, pushing it over the $2tn landmark. It isn't the first company to reach the milestone, ...

  • LOQBOX
    Feature

    Credit where credit's due

    2020-08-20T07:02:45Z

    By Nick Travis, partner at Smith & Williamson This article was originally published in Smith & Williamson’s Enterprise magazine, a thought leadership publication for entrepreneurs and growth companies. You can download this issue of Enterprise here . Financial exclusion is a major problem in the UK, with around 5.8 million ...