How To Become A Successful Market Trader

wetwebwork Working a market stall is more complicated than many people think. It is basically the same as running a shop with the possibility that the stock will need to be packed away at the end of the day ready to be moved to a new location. If you are thinking of sinking your savings […]

Budget ways to set up your first office

Going into business for the first time is an incredibly exciting experience. There is so much to plan, organise, think about and get ready for that all important first day.

How To Choose The Right Office For Your Small Business

As you grow your business you will most likely reach the point where you want to look at expanding into a purpose made office and possibly to hire employees and grow your operation into something more official. Google’s HQ basically define what a nice office space is! Moving into an office for the first time […]

Five years, then it’s time for the chop

If you’re in the Christmas tree business, it’s best to be prepared for the long haul. Forestry workers, such as Graham Webb at the 22,500-acre Elveden Estate in Newmarket, Suffolk, have been working up to 90 hours a week since the start of last month to meet demand. The estate’s fir trees, cut between five […]

Made in Britain celebrates snapshots of industry

State-of-the-art heavy engineering in the North East, traditional manufacturing processes in the Midlands and on Merseyside, and one of Wales’s greatest export stories have all been celebrated in this year’s Made in Britain Photography Awards 2013. The awards organised by the EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, and supported by The Times were handed out in a ceremony today […]

Tesco accused of ‘losing way’ over price rises

The pressure on Tesco to trigger a price war intensified yesterday when it was accused of falling into the “impossible position” of being uncompetitive on both value and quality. Bruno Monteyne, a senior analyst at Bernstein Research who worked at Tesco for a decade, said that it had “made some bad decisions” and had raised […]

SFO red faced as £40m bribery case collapses

A billionaire metals magnate with links to Tony Blair and Lord Mandelson was acquitted of bribery charges yesterday after Britain’s white-collar crime-fighting agency pulled the plug on a landmark prosecution. Victor Dahdaleh, 70, walked free from court after it emerged that key witnesses for the Serious Fraud Office had a potential conflict of interest. The […]

Q&A: tips for SMEs on how to find funding

Brian Henderson, head of PwC’s fast growth companies programme and private business specialist, answers your questions on strategies and investment. • Q: What more innovative funding options are available to me to grow my business? Over the course of the last few years it’s true that many SMEs have struggled to get access to the […]

Bostock resigns as RBS finance chief after ten weeks

Shares in Royal Bank of Scotland fell 2 per cent this morning in reaction to the surprise resignation of its finance director after only ten weeks in the job. Analysts questioned whether the sudden departure of Nathan Bostock would hamper RBS’s restructuring plan, under which it is trying to sell its US division, shrink its […]

Tesco throws down gauntlet to big banks

Tesco will launch a current account next year, posing what may be the biggest challenge yet to traditional banks. The account from Tesco Bank will join only a handful of current accounts offered by companies that are not banks, including M&S Bank. Other challengers, such as Virgin Money and Sainsbury’s Bank, do not provide current […]