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Friday 23 May 2014
I have been following the Pfizer AstraZeneca shenanigans with fascination and interest.
Friday 23 May 2014
Retaining high-flying employees is a challenge for all businesses, and it’s not always just a matter of remuneration.
Thursday 22 May 2014
Flexible working and “flat” firms are thriving thanks to the growth of collaborative technology
Thursday 22 May 2014
Daniel Rajkumar, founder of Web-Translations, tells Liam Ward-Proud about how he uses cooperative technologies to link freelancers around the world, and the ways UK SMEs can break into global markets
Thursday 22 May 2014
IN TODAY’S globalised world, businesses of all shapes and sizes need to maximise the potential of communicating and trading internationally.
Thursday 22 May 2014
Many of the prominent examples of businesses using crowdsourcing are large multinationals.
Thursday 22 May 2014
TRADITIONALLY the preserve of the largest companies, exporting is becoming increasingly accessible for small and medium-sized businesses in the UK.
Thursday 22 May 2014
Ask anyone who’s been successful in business and they’ll tell you that informal conversations are essential. Why? It’s where they find out what’s going on, pick up ideas, create important connections and form rewarding business relationships.
Wednesday 21 May 2014
Britain goes to the polls tomorrow to vote in the European elections, but who should those in the City vote for?
Wednesday 21 May 2014
It's been billed as the supreme “arrogance” of our species. A group of eminent sleep experts recently criticised our willingness to ignore our natural body clocks and to get by on too little sleep.
Tuesday 20 May 2014
Our quick quiz could boost your efficiency in the workplace, writes Diane Gallacher
Monday 19 May 2014
Liam Ward-Proud talks to All Response Media’s Colin Gillespie
Monday 19 May 2014
Social media and the World Cup
Monday 19 May 2014
Annabel Palmer talks to Simon Mottram, founder of premium cycle clothing and accessories brand Rapha
Monday 19 May 2014
...STARTUPS CROWDFUNDING THIS MONTH
Monday 19 May 2014
If you work in finance, here’s some good news for you.
Friday 16 May 2014
When I was a child and believed in Father Christmas, I bought into the whole “Ho ho ho” thing hook, line and sinker – to the point where I would lie awake on Christmas Eve, terrified that a complete stranger was going to come down the chimney and
Friday 16 May 2014
It's a question everyone has: what's the best way to get a promotion at work. But as few firms spell out the criteria for advancement, it’s important to have a game plan.  
Thursday 15 May 2014
Failing to adapt to the changing technological landscape will see you get left behind
Thursday 15 May 2014
A recent study, led by Chris Brauer of Goldsmiths University, found that wearable technology could boost employee productivity by as much as 8.5 per cent, and job satisfaction by 3.5 per cent.
Thursday 15 May 2014
James Knight, founder of Keystone Law, talks to Liam Ward-Proud about gaining acceptance for a new business model, and how dispersed working can cut overhead costs and realise efficiency gains
Thursday 15 May 2014
IT’S HARDLY surprising that today’s IT departments are feeling the strain.
Thursday 15 May 2014
MANAGING multiple communications and IT systems is a challenge for many SMEs.
Thursday 15 May 2014
SMALL businesses have competitive advantage in developing new products and embracing technology at speed.
Thursday 15 May 2014
Blunt tools must be replaced with more responsive solutions
Thursday 15 May 2014
Follow Nasa and Ronald Reagan’s tip to beat jet lag, and break out of the business bubble
Wednesday 14 May 2014
“Social Physics” can lead to incremental improvements, but risks marginalising strategy
Tuesday 13 May 2014
As work draws to a close, here are some useful tips for staying awake, focused and on form
Monday 12 May 2014
Annabel Palmer talks to Engine Group’s UK CEO Debbie Klein
Monday 12 May 2014
Publicis Group and Omnicom merger falls apart
Monday 12 May 2014
Annabel Palmer meets POD Point founder Erik Fairbairn, who’s helping drive the electric car revolution
Monday 12 May 2014
...UPCOMING EVENTS FOR ENTREPRENEURS
Monday 12 May 2014
Much of the waste isn’t your fault, but there are ways to make the most of the hours you have left
Friday 09 May 2014
I travel to New York on business a lot and have in the past paid a small fortune to stay in hotel rooms which have the good grace to just about let you walk around the bed, carefully watching out for your shins. And then along came Airbnb.
Friday 09 May 2014
In today’s challenging environment, the role and expectations of leadership are changing
Thursday 08 May 2014
Small businesses must embrace new technology or risk being left behind
Thursday 08 May 2014
Jane Sunley, chief executive of online training provider Purple Cubed, talks to Annabel Palmer about the need for smaller companies to engage with clients at all levels of the customer journey
Thursday 08 May 2014
FOR HIGH-GROWTH businesses, a key challenge comes in maintaining quality service as the company develops and the customer base expands. Many struggle to effectively navigate client demand.
Thursday 08 May 2014
SMALL firms by their nature rely on their wits, while strategic advice allows them to stand back and plan for the future with expert help.” Emma Jones, founder of Enterprise Nation, speaks with authority on this.
Thursday 08 May 2014
THE IMPORTANCE of customer service in business barely needs restating.
Thursday 08 May 2014
Intuition will only get you so far – businesses can learn a lot from the Catholic Church
Wednesday 07 May 2014
High achievers make the most of the quiet early hours to read, reflect, and exercise
Tuesday 06 May 2014
While you’ll have to put more work into your account, you can also easily monitor your success
Friday 02 May 2014


As a bloke of a certain age, the new wave real ale, artisan brewing phenomenon has not passed me by un-noticed; the emergence of owner-operated, boutique, passion-led breweries has reinvigorated a dying pub culture and given ales a new energy co
Friday 02 May 2014
Adopting a “power pose” will give you a  confidence burst
Thursday 01 May 2014
English may be a lingua franca, but another tongue could boost your job prospects
Wednesday 30 April 2014
New “sharing economy” apps could help commuters survive future union action
Tuesday 29 April 2014
Programming has reached the mainstream but is unlikely to boost your career prospects

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