After a day, where a number of ill-thought through comments made to undercover journalists from The Daily Telegraph by the Business Secretary Vince Cable were exposed, threatening the stability of the Coalition Government, David Cameron has announced that Cable will remain in post, but with reduced powers.
Stella English was last night hired by Lord Sugar as his apprentice after beating rival Chris Bates to be crowned winner of the BBC reality show watched by a reported 10.5Million viewers.
Business Link, the governments small business advice service, has said the decision to mark the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29 with a public holiday has left employers wondering if they had any wriggle room, especially as, coming off the back of Easter it creates four 4 day weeks.
Business Secretary Vince Cable has defended his decision to increase tuition fees in favour of preserving apprenticeships and skills schemes. With unemployment in the UK is rising and with tuition fees set to increase, skills training and apprenticeships are vital in ensuring that core skills remain.
New data published today reveals that out of all the jobs created by small and medium sized enterprises in the UK over the last 10 years, 4.4 million were created by fewer than 10 per cent of SMEs. According to the analysis of the data produced by Experian, these ‘champion’ high-growth firms created two thirds of all the jobs within the SME community and The Midlands and North East of England have some of the healthiest levels of ‘future champions’
Employees in businesses with fewer than 49 employees will lose the right to ask for paid time off for training following a decision to exempt small firms from the provisions.
Vince Cable has announced, during the event held in London to mark the opening of Global Entrepreneurship Week in the UK, that the government will be creating and backing a new business mentoring scheme.
On a night of triumph for UK plc, the best British businesses gathered to celebrate excellence, innovation and ethics at the ninth annual National Business Awards in partnership with Orange at the Grosvenor House Hotel.
One of the UK’s leading law firms Mishcon de Reya has partnered with The London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) to produce The Entrepreneurship Report; a joint venture aimed at providing entrepreneurs a voice and a platform to express their needs and lobby for change.
Business Link, the publicly funded advice network founded in 1982 by Lord (Michael Heseltine) during his time as head of the DTI, is to be scrapped by April 2012 and replaced by a website and call centre, the Government has confirmed.
Sales on the high street were higher than a year ago in October, according to the latest CBI monthly Distributive Trades Survey. The figure was positive for the fourth month in a row, and retailers predict a slightly faster increase in sales next month.
Having an efficient and effective sales strategy is key to the success of all SMEs – particularly as they battle to build a strong customer base in their critical early years. Unfortunately, they are often held back by expensive and unwieldy IT systems that drain their resources and make the process of converting sales slow and unwieldy.