All Starting A Business articles – Page 7

  • Feature

    Is your website holding your business back?

    2020-08-07T11:07:03Z

    By Amanda Walters The online landscape is ever-evolving, with increasing numbers of digital users, reaching sites on multiple devices every day. According to Statista , in 2021 there will be over 2.14 billion people shopping online - that's up from 1.66 billion in 2016. This means the opportunity for your ...

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    Do you have an entrepreneurial brain?

    2020-08-07T08:00:06Z

    Image: Allan Ajifo Does your brain know how to see solutions and solve problems? Can your brain keep driving you forward when others see insurmountable challenges? Do you have the brain of a born problem-solver, solution-finder, an innovator or even an entrepreneur? The Entrepreneurship Institute is working in partnership with ...

  • News

    Business confidence on the up

    2020-08-06T09:31:50Z

    depositphotos https://depositphotos.com/search/support.html?qview=156763332 Business confidence is starting to bounce back following the easing of lockdown measures, according to managed services provider eacs. Nearly two-thirds of businesses surveyed reported that they were busier than usual in June, a 17% rise on the figures reported in March. And only a third of ...

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    Overconfident CEOs less likely to learn from feedback

    2020-08-06T08:59:43Z

    Overconfident, often male, CEOs are reacting much less to both internal and external feedback, particularly negative assessments, and thus are more likely to lead their businesses to failure, according to research from Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna).Companies often evaluate the success of their current business strategy through ...

  • News

    Job adverts down 47%

    2020-08-06T08:50:15Z

    The number of job adverts dropped by nearly half in July compared with last year, according to CV-Library. It total, there were 47% fewer jobs advertised during the month as hiring crashed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, there was cause for some optimism, with the number of ...

  • News

    Pandemic recession 'not as bad' as feared

    2020-08-06T08:29:49Z

    The economic recession won't be as bad as initially forecast but will take longer to recover from, the Bank of England has said. The central bank says it now expects the UK economy to shrink 9.5% in 2020, compared with its earlier forecast of 14%. It will still be the ...

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    Feature

    Bringing funding to social enterprise

    2020-08-06T08:02:36Z

    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 . Rod Schwartz is Chief Executive at ClearlySo, Europe’s leading impact investment bank. ClearlySo ...

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    Feature

    Transforming business through mentoring

    2020-08-04T07:01:33Z

    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 . Fran Boorman launched Goal 17 to create a new blueprint for industry, showing ...

  • News

    Workers 'still need to take leave'

    2020-08-03T11:15:01Z

    Businesses must urge their employees to take annual leave to avoid burnout, even if they don't leave the country, according to The Myers-Briggs Company. The business psychology organisation has warned that those still working remotely may be facing more pressure to be seen as working hard. With quarantine restrictions on ...

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    News

    Employers 'could do more' to tackle climate crisis, workers say

    2020-08-03T10:04:58Z

    Three quarters of office workers in the UK believe their employers could 'do more' to be more environmentally friendly and tackle the climate crisis. As some workers start to make their way back to the workplace after months of working from home, a study of 2,000 office workers found that ...

  • News

    Pandemic boosts love of small businesses

    2020-08-03T08:59:23Z

    The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a significant increase in support and awareness of small businesses in the UK, according to new research. A study conducted by Small Business Britain and BT Skills For Tomorrow found that 64% of small business owners have experienced a rise in support in some ...

  • Feature

    Stop! Don’t Pitch on LinkedIn

    2020-08-03T08:41:50Z

    By Ivan Misner, founder and chief visionary of BNI Raise your hand if you’ve been cold-called on LinkedIn? OK, I can’t really see you but, I’m guessing most of you have. I know I have. It happens to me almost on a daily basis on LinkedIn. Let me give you ...

  • Small Business
    News

    BT launches major new drive to support the UK’s 5.8M small businesses

    2020-07-31T11:33:39Z

    BT today announced an unprecedented package of support to help the UK’s 5.8m small businesses get better positioned for recovery and growth following the coronavirus outbreak and as they prepare for a post-Brexit future. Today’s launch of BT’s Small Business Support Scheme sees the company introduce a range of new ...

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    Feature

    Mobilising global wealth

    2020-07-30T07:04:56Z

    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 . Tom Latchford was drawn to the charity sector after the early death of ...

  • Bookmark Reading
    Feature

    Family ties

    2020-07-28T13:54:46Z

    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 . Kitty Higgins and Sharon Pindar want to help every child to read. It’s ...

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    Opinion

    The Great British Entrepreneurs ‘Back to Business’ survey 2020

    2020-07-27T14:02:46Z

    The Great British Entrepreneur Awards & community have launched the Great British Entrepreneurs ‘back to business’ survey to establish the impact of COVID 19 and lockdown on entrepreneurs and their businesses. They will use these results to inform ways that they can further support their community of entrepreneurs. In addition, ...

  • News

    Worker anxiety soars 240%

    2020-07-24T07:00:28Z

    Anxiety among workers in the UK has rocketed over the past year, according to employee engagement experts, Inpulse. The research, which includes views of 3,441 UK employees, shows that anxiety is the most dominant negative emotion at work and has risen 240% in the past 12 months. Stress is another ...

  • Feature

    The traditional intranet is dead

    2020-07-24T07:00:15Z

    By Julien Codorniou, VP of Workplace from Facebook Today, employers want staff to get on with their work as normal while working from home. Yet, many expect the highest levels of productivity while still relying on outdated technologies and systems to provide staff with critical workforce materials. This is leading ...

  • Feature

    A rewarding life at work

    2020-07-24T07:00:00Z

    By Alison Ettridge, chief believer at Talent Intuition Tired of the smoke and mirrors of wellbeing-washing, diversity-washing and superficial corporate purpose, employees are demanding a more rewarding life at work from their employers. In response, companies are developing a more responsible and human-centric approach as we return to work. However, ...

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    News

    Starling Bank - helping entrepreneurs get back to business

    2020-07-23T10:21:08Z

    Starling Bank is helping British entrepreneurs get back to business with the launch of a new digital banking Toolkit and a US dollar account that allows them to spend directly in pounds and dollars with a single debit card. The Business Toolkit The Business Toolkit can be added to ...