The coronavirus pandemic really rattled the global supply chain. Ports quietened and shelves emptied as nations shut up shop. By July 2021, Britain’s exports to the EU alone were £1.7bn lower than July 2018. But business is back. Three-quarters of executives say their companies are now more resilient than before the pandemic. “Exports of many […]
The 20th-century dream was to put every shop and service under one roof, be it a mall or a Ballardian high-rise apartment complex. But the 21st century took that ideal and put it in a little black box. Banks, shops, and even your gym now fit neatly into your phone. Malls have become ghost towns, […]
The business of ‘new business’ is booming. Despite Covid, the number of new companies created in the UK rose by 14% in 2020. In the US, the leap was 24%. Sadly, government figures suggest less than half of the UK’s 726,000 new businesses will survive their first four years. Around 25-30% won’t even make it […]
You have to spend money to make money – so goes the conventional wisdom. But this is not just good advice for the entrepreneur looking to expand their business. It’s a legal and practical necessity to establish your business in the first place. New business owners must shell out for approvals, licenses, permits, and inscriptions. […]
Financial technology is literally where the money is in today’s startup landscape. Known in startup circles as FinTech, the industry’s service ranges from crowdfunding to cryptocurrency, from mobile payments to the motor insurance ‘black box’ recorder. An entrepreneur who can pin a killer app to the international flow of money is always a welcome guest […]
In an ideal world, female start-up founders would not need to prove their value compared to their male counterparts. But research shows that women face negative attitudes during pitches. Investors ask women more about risk and losses, while men are asked about ambitions and achievements. That’s tough luck for prejudiced investors. Female founders deliver higher […]
To survive in the big bad world of business, you need staying power. We wanted to know which businesses around the world have stood the test of time and were the oldest in their respective countries. Behind the dates and finances, we found fascinating stories that illuminate the histories of each continent. Click here […]
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