Enterprise News

BBC Enterprise

Despite being based in a small Welsh town, the Hiut Demin Company is exporting its jeans globally. [...]
Wednesday 13th December, 2017
With a workforce of just 15 people, the Hiut Denim Company now sells its jeans around the world from its small factory in rural Wales. [...]
Wednesday 13th December, 2017
Kristina Karlsson set up her stationary business following a eureka moment, and it has since gone global. [...]
Monday 11th December, 2017

Economist

Data-mine ore FOR millennia, man has broken rocks. Whether with pickaxe or dynamite, their own or animal muscle, in a digger or a diesel truck, thick-necked miners have been at the centre of an industry that supplies the raw materials for almost all industrial activity. Making mining more profitable has long [...]
Thursday 7th December, 2017
Four-sided bandit A DECADE ago the idea of paying real money for virtual items was strange and exotic. These days many video-game publishers build their business models around it. Some of the world's biggest games, such as “League of Legends”, cost nothing to buy. Instead they rely for their revenue on [...]
Thursday 7th December, 2017
MCDONALD'S drew ridicule in China when it changed its registered name there to Jingongmen, or “Golden Arches”, in October, after it was sold to a Chinese consortium. Some on Weibo, a microblogging site, thought it sounded old-fashioned and awkward, others that it had connotations of furniture. The fast-food chain was [...]
Thursday 7th December, 2017

Financial Times

Family-owned companies can benefit from more professional skills [...]
Wednesday 13th December, 2017
Lack of enthusiasm for the family firm could result in drop in productivity or rise in innovation [...]
Wednesday 13th December, 2017
John Gapper says retaining familial control has become easier, but there is a need for scrutiny [...]
Wednesday 13th December, 2017

Guardian

Tech designed to help mental wellbeing is coming into the workplace, but experts warn that it shouldn't be seen as a quick fixImagine stepping into the break room in the office and instead of making yourself some coffee and complaining about work, you put on a virtual reality (VR) headset [...]
Monday 11th December, 2017
Centre for Economics and Business Research says older generations are driving national productivityThe older generations are the new entrepreneurs, creating employment and driving national productivity, according to research by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR).Entrepreneurs aged over 50 employed more people than start-ups run by younger individuals for [...]
Thursday 7th December, 2017
For self-employed people and small business owners, traditional maternity leave is often not an option. Mothers who run their own businesses discuss the challenges “Technically I am still on maternity leave, but in some ways I never left,” says Lucy Werner, a PR company founder. She is currently working remotely [...]
Thursday 7th December, 2017

Independent

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