Business Features


Thursday 23 October 2014
CORPORATE sponsorship for the Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) course has fallen in recent years.
Thursday 23 October 2014
Business school can give you the skills to make the transition to a different sector
Thursday 23 October 2014
Treadmill desks may be a waste of time – try working less instead
Wednesday 22 October 2014
You can build brand trust by engaging directly with your customers, so don’t be shy.  
Tuesday 21 October 2014
Being the “yes” person and trying to go it alone will get you nowhere.  
Monday 20 October 2014
Online Marketing Masterclass Small business experts Grow are hosting a masterclass on the nine areas of digital marketing you need for online success.  29 October, 2-6pm £97. £45 with the code “cityam”
Monday 20 October 2014
Advertisers have been drawn in like a moth to a flame by programmatic buying’s ability to increase ad spend return on investment and improve targeting.
Monday 20 October 2014
Employers must respect the privacy of employees’ communications, but there are exceptions.  
Friday 17 October 2014
Part analyst, part artist, they’re the future employees that will save you money, says Symantec’s Ian Wood
Thursday 16 October 2014
It is probably breaking with corporate culture to write about a report that hasn’t yet been published.
Thursday 16 October 2014
Infighting can be distracting, but helps keep a company nimble.  
Wednesday 15 October 2014
Keep a close eye on administration and dealing costs
Wednesday 15 October 2014
THE PAST month has been tough for financial markets.
Wednesday 15 October 2014
You can take it in blocks, but it won’t be the best option for everyone.  
Peter Thiel
Tuesday 14 October 2014
Harriet Green explores the tech billionaire’s contentious views on setting up a business.  
Monday 13 October 2014
In the world of online advertising, the video format is still a relative minnow.
Monday 13 October 2014
In Holborn last week, a three year-old London-based company held a party to celebrate reaching £250m of business since its inception. If that doesn’t sound impressive, by the time the event was held, MarketInvoice was already nearing £270m.
EY UK Entrepreneur of the Year awards
Monday 13 October 2014
Entrepreneurs have no lack of recognition in popular culture today: there are movies about icons like Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, and Lord Sugar has now uttered “You’re fired” over 120 times on our TV screens.
Monday 13 October 2014
Buzzwords can get tiresome, and “passion” is one that’s thrown around liberally. We’re told it pays to be passionate in our jobs, and that passionate leadership is the best kind.
Friday 10 October 2014
Don’t get caught out by “fixed pie” thinking, and always stay calm.  
Thursday 09 October 2014
Since 2008, “redundancy season” has become an inherent part of life in the City. The shifting market and regulatory backdrop have led to swathes of job cuts, as companies restructure to fit the new landscape.
Wednesday 08 October 2014
Businesses can learn a lot from the classics – try imitating Socrates in your next meeting.  
Tuesday 07 October 2014
Harriet Green talks to cognitive scientist Steven Pinker about avoiding corporatese.  
Monday 06 October 2014
Business Owners’ Idea Cafe This handy site is run by a series of successful entrepreneurs and authors, and includes advice, resources and relevant news items. Membership is free, and the site has a strong online community.
Monday 06 October 2014
The movie business is known for taking no prisoners. And for those that do try their hand at it, success is often fleeting.
Monday 06 October 2014
In an age of unprecedented consolidation in the media world, you’d be forgiven for assuming that the smaller, independent agencies must be struggling to compete, clinging on for dear life amid a flurry of dealmaking by the industry’s giants.
Monday 06 October 2014
David Cameron’s Conservative party conference speech last week was in many ways a great success.
Monday 06 October 2014
Dress smartly, finish your work, build your network, and you’ll be fine.  
Friday 03 October 2014
  Keep it clear – no one knows what you mean by “results-oriented”.  
Thursday 02 October 2014
Only a handful of business leaders tweet, which may be a good thing.   "I owe you one @BenKaufman! Here’s my #IceBucketChallenge. You’re up Sarah and Steve Immelt and Ken Chenault!”   
Wednesday 01 October 2014
You don’t have to be a genius to work out why brainteasers are dying.  
Tuesday 30 September 2014
Prepare a transition plan – overly acrimonious exits don’t serve anybody’s needs.
Monday 29 September 2014
Pitch Workshop for Startups
James Averdieck
Monday 29 September 2014
It's the kind of story you wouldn’t necessarily believe: someone cooked up the idea of a chocolatey pudding company while sitting in a coffee shop in Belgium, eating brioche. But for James Averdieck, founder of Gu, that’s exactly what happened.
Leo Burnett’s Katie Lee
Monday 29 September 2014
Few agencies are as steeped in history as Leo Burnett.
Dave Lewis
Monday 29 September 2014
Dave Lewis found himself face to face with some wicked problems last week.
Friday 26 September 2014
But studying at a foreign business school isn’t the only way to get it
Friday 26 September 2014
Kevin Murray explains how really savvy leaders succeed in outsourcing inspiration.  
Thursday 25 September 2014
Yoga, sunlight and lots of small, fibre-filled meals could help.  
Wednesday 24 September 2014
From the digital economy to Richard Branson, Liam Ward-Proud lists this year’s top reads.  
Tuesday 23 September 2014
But there’s still space for the analogue antique in our digital future.  
Monday 22 September 2014
Rollasole Target: £150,000 for 7.5 per cent equity If you’ve seen a pair of bendy pumps someone’s shoved in their handbag, you’ll know how useful Rollasole shoes are. 
Monday 22 September 2014
If the Conservatives win next year’s general election, Lord Young will be the oldest person to work in Number 10 ever, beating William Gladstone, who was Prime Minister until he was 83.
Monday 22 September 2014
If you commute into London on an overground train, chances are you’ll have seen dozens of ads placed by KBH in recent years.
Monday 22 September 2014
Talking to advertising and media executives these days, you’d be forgiven for thinking that there’s an alien group lurking among UK consumers. Millennials, we are told, are different.
George W Bush with his father George Bush Sr
Monday 22 September 2014
All of us have turned to our parents for support at some point in our lives, but how many of us regularly look to them for career advice?
Friday 19 September 2014
Don’t depend on PowerPoint, and be sure to start confidently.  
Thursday 18 September 2014
The relationship can be dysfunctional, but collaboration works to the benefit of all.