Scaling businesses operating in traditional industries are challenging conventional business models by embracing technology. Fast growing ecommerce businesses are one example, which no longer depend solely on the traditional high street shop to shift stock, and have no limits due to location. The impact of digital is evident in product and services offerings, in experiences […]
Retail sales growth accelerated in the year to December, with volumes rising at the fastest pace since September 2015, according to the CBI’s latest monthly Distributive Trades Survey.
Small & Medium sized enterprises (SMEs) have increased their growth expectations for the coming 12 months, despite losing some confidence in their business prospects and the broader UK economy according to a YouGov survey of more than 1,000 SMEs across the UK. The fourth quarter SME Growth Tracker, a report by Capital Economics commissioned by Amazon […]
He has done it. Mo Farah has entered the records books as the only British track and field athlete to win more than two Olympic gold medals. It was a fantastic performance by a man who comes across as being ever so slightly super-human. But he isn’t superhuman, and the lessons of his success can […]
Unilever CEO Paul Polman, Sir Richard Branson of Virgin and the late Steve Jobs are the individuals recognised by their peers as leaders and visionaries when it comes to managing business growth, according to research unveiled today. The research also reveals that Apple, Google and Unilever are the companies that global C-suite business and marketing […]
In a speech to the British Property Federation’s annual conference on Tuesday, Jon Cunliffe considers the factors that drove the rapid of expansion of credit, in particular to the household sector, in the 10 years up to the crisis.
The year was 1957. Imagine for a moment a humble family living in the Midwestern United States: a husband, wife, and four kids under the age of twelve. Struggling to make ends meet, the father, desperate to earn a better income and a better life for his family, decided to start a door to door, […]
As we enter 2016 and look back over the past few years, we can safely say that we are out of the recession and British business is booming. According to figures from Start Up Britain, 581,000 new companies were created in 2014, and we are on track for another 600,000 to have been formed by […]
Posted on 4th January 2016 in Business Growth.
Getting your corporate branding right is an essential part of business growth. The single most important thing to remember about your brand is that it isn’t about how you see yourself, it’s about how other people see you. Yes, that means a great logo, colour schemes, choices of typefaces and so on, but it goes deeper […]
Posted on 29th October 2015 in Business Growth.
Spectacular business failures have dogged some of the world’s most successful business people at early stages of their careers yet resulted in no long lasting harm to their public profiles.
By Mark Cant, Enterprise Consulting The pressure to invest is growing amongst many companies. Productivity is stagnant. Growth is proving difficult with near zero inflation. And entrepreneurs, buoyed by renewed confidence, want to be bold and see their businesses grow and make more money. They are bored of battening down the hatches. However, […]