The UK skills shortage is costing companies, particularly SMEs. Research by Sandler training, a business development company, found that over half of small businesses claim that a lack of applications for positions is leading to bad hires, costing businesses, on average, £14,000 per employee. More and more, companies are turning to freelancers and contractors, who […]
While retailers often lean on ecommerce platforms to spur revenue generation, they may be paying insufficient attention to another profitable platform for business growth. According to comScore research, there is an increasingly larger number of retail product searches and purchases being done on mobile devices. How comScore Classifies Internet Devices Before delving into the comScore […]
Depending on whose figures you choose to believe, something like 50% of new businesses fail within the first year. Why? The simplest answer is that they run out of money. That’s a bit like saying “the plane crashed because it lost too much height.” The statement is so obvious it sounds stupid. But that is […]
The minimum wage has been in the news in the UK over the conference season and beyond. It seems the policy is beginning to stir up as much controversy as it did when it was being seriously debated prior to Labour’s victory in 1997. First the Green Party announced that the National Minimum Wage (NMW) […]
With the news that SMEs employ over 80% of the UK’s workforce, Boost Capital take a look at why they’re so vital to the nation’s fortunes in this handy infographic.
With the economy the way it is, a lot of people are feeling the pinch both at home and at work. Unemployment is a very real problem and for those people who do have a job, there’s a lot of pressure to remain in jobs that they might not necessarily like. With dissatisfaction rife amongst […]
Matthew Dick and Anna Reid of D Young & Co, look at a recent attempt by Google to trademark the word “Glass”, to highlight the issues for businesses trying to trademark a descriptive word Trademarks can be a tricky business, and some will look to take advantage of the complexity of current laws. Therefore […]
Are you ready for higher interest rates – and is there anything you can do to cushion the blow? Adam Aiken takes a look Interest rates have been at a historical low of 0.5% for more than half a decade. There have been suggestions at various times during this period that rates are about to […]
Tech Stars’ Jon Bradford investigates how Android has gained ground, while Silicon Valley snobbery isolates Apple Nothing creates more arguments and flame wars online than raging debates between Apple’s iPhone fan-boys and those of Google’s Android operating system. It is widely accepted that Apple’s iPhone and IOS operating system were years ahead of anything else […]
Eddie O’ Driscoll, Managing Director of digital marketing agency DPFOC, takes a look at your websites conversion rate and how you can optimise it in this handy infographic.
Almost half of Britain’s SMEs have now adopted Cloud services in order to make their businesses more flexible while reducing capital costs, reports a new survey by Vistage, published today. The findings of the new research among Vistage members, focused on Cloud use and based on responses from 439 CEOs, MDs and owners of SME […]
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Experts from the meetings industry as well as key vertical sectors have created a targeted education programme for The Meetings Show 2014 with streams dedicated to agency bookers, corporate planners, associations, pharmaceutical & healthcare, PAs and secretaries, technology and meetings design. “We have once again sought the wisdom and experience of industry leaders to create […]
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If cyber security is high on your worry list but low on your priority list as you don’t know how to protect your business, you are probably one of the many micro and small businesses not equipped to deal with cyber attacks. With this in mind Nominet, guardian of the UK domain family infrastructure have […]