Business Features


Monday 07 July 2014
What do Batman’s Robin and John Prescott have in common? Julius Caesar is down as having said: “I would rather be first in a small village in Gaul than second in command in Rome”.
Friday 04 July 2014
I’m gutted about Rolf Harris. A budding artist as a kid, I watched Rolf on a regular basis, taking great delight in his incredible talent and bizarre catchphrases.
Steve Jobs
Friday 04 July 2014
Giving fewer answers and keeping an ear to the ground will help you.
Jeff Bezos
Thursday 03 July 2014
  The remarkable success of Amazon’s founder shows the value of always asking “why”.  
Wednesday 02 July 2014
  Knowing your firm’s social networks will help you get things done.  
Tuesday 01 July 2014
Discovering the secrets of your body clock can make a serious difference to efficiency
Ben Banks
Monday 30 June 2014
Peter Spence talks about the powerlifting business with SBD Apparel’s Ben Banks
Monday 30 June 2014
Monday 30 June 2014
Whether you fight your corner or seek to reach a deal, it’s important to know your options.
Friday 27 June 2014
For some, football is more than a game; it’s a matter of life and death. But for me – the Suarez incident aside – the World Cup has lost its bite.
Friday 27 June 2014
  There will always be those tricky situations, but you can set yourself up for success   
Thursday 26 June 2014
  It’s not just about perceptions – make use of “enclothed cognition”   
Wednesday 25 June 2014
Social media has already transformed the way we communicate, and it is now beginning to change the way we work.
Tuesday 24 June 2014
Transforming how you work doesn’t have to be a long, hard slog
Xavier de Lecaros Aquise
Monday 23 June 2014
Harriet Green talks true grit with Girl Meets Dress co-founder Xavier de Lecaros Aquise.
Monday 23 June 2014
It's a truism of entrepreneurship that the road to riches is full of at least as many lows as highs. That’s why many entrepreneurs don’t take the leap until they meet the right partner to jump into business with.
Monday 23 June 2014
  The Smart Entrepreneur: How to Build for a Successful Business Bart Clarysse and Sabrina Kiefer
Stuart Taylor
Monday 23 June 2014
Liam Ward-Proud talks to Kinetic’s UK chief executive Stuart Taylor
Monday 23 June 2014
  Figures from Zenith Optimedia last week forecast that, this year, the UK advertising industry will outstrip Germany’s in size for the first time. Once, this would have been unthinkable.  
Monday 23 June 2014
UK agencies win big at the Cannes Lions
Monday 23 June 2014
Follow the OHIO principle and don’t get sucked into the black hole of perpetual filing
Friday 20 June 2014
As we have observed over the past few years, Spain has become so wounded and damaged, plagued by financial and industrial crisis, 25 per cent unemployment, protest after repeated protest both domestically and in various Spanish enclaves; the once
Friday 20 June 2014
Controlled breathing and finger exercises aren’t the only way to improve your mental state MORE people fear public speaking (56 per cent of us) than being buried alive, according to a 2013 survey of common worries by OnePoll.
Thursday 19 June 2014
Commonplace truisms are often wrong – leaders don’t need bags of charisma   
Wednesday 18 June 2014
Even small steps can make a big difference to how your colleagues perceive you.  
How to succeed in an interview - don't copy David Brent..
Tuesday 17 June 2014
Keeping cool, calm and on track during an interview needn’t be impossible.
Monday 16 June 2014
Harriet Green talks Yo! Sushi and embracing disaster with ex-Dragon Simon Woodroffe
Monday 16 June 2014
IN THE bad old days – when Britain was clearly divided between haves and have-nots – it was easy for the average Marxist to distinguish between the capitalists and the rest of us.
Monday 16 June 2014
The & Partnership boss Johnny Hornby
Monday 16 June 2014
Liam Ward-Proud talks to Johnny Hornby, chief executive of The & Partnership
Monday 16 June 2014
Instagram rolls out ads in UK, Canada and Australia
Monday 16 June 2014
Embrace the power of storytelling and always remember that practice makes perfect
Friday 13 June 2014
I wrote recently about the sharing economy and the fact that hotels in New York are in court with Airbnb. Surprise surprise, now the black cabs are on strike because of Uber.
Friday 13 June 2014
Ride the Tuesday productivity surge and use the 80/20 rule for a better working week
Thursday 12 June 2014
There’s more to showing your best side than a winning smile or the right footwear
Wednesday 11 June 2014
Treading the line between self-promotion and narcissism is crucial to career progression
Tuesday 10 June 2014
From the “win-win” approach to more unusual strategies, here are some key deal-making tips
Monday 09 June 2014
Annabel Palmer talks fast food in heaven with Leon founders Henry Dimbleby and John Vincent
Monday 09 June 2014
WE HAVE now heard Her Majesty the Queen utter the words small business and enterprise in Parliament. Last week, she announced the first ever bill dedicated to small firms in the Queen’s Speech: the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill.
Monday 09 June 2014
Monday 09 June 2014
The transition to more senior positions can be challenging, especially if you believe all the myths
Monday 09 June 2014
Annabel Palmer speaks to Jenny Biggam, media veteran and co-founder of the7stars
Monday 09 June 2014
UK E&M market to be worth £64bn by 2018
Friday 06 June 2014
Last week I found myself on a short-haul flight to Sweden, and forced to break with my long held belief that travel should be conducted in total silence when the person sat beside me tried to strike up conversation.
Friday 06 June 2014
Creativity can be elusive, especially in businesses short on time and under pressure to deliver financially.
Thursday 05 June 2014
Christopher Columbus’s mantra that, “by prevailing over all distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination” may have guided him across the Atlantic (four times), but most of us find the slightest interruptions can quick
Wednesday 04 June 2014
Businesses don’t hire like they used to.
Sheryl Sandberg
Tuesday 03 June 2014
If you want to be a more inspiring leader, you need to develop six important skills. The following tips come from those in the know: leaders of global companies, charities and organisations I have interviewed on leadership communication.
Monday 02 June 2014
Harriet Green talks vans, contractors and disastrous renovations with co-founder Will Davies