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Happy trader

Pitching it right: How to charm the pants off investors

Mon, 24 Nov 2014

Shalini Khemka, founder & CEO, E2Exchange, on how to secure investment to scale your business

Thistle Barbican

*WIN* a month's worth of business meetings at Thistle City Barbican

Fri, 21 Nov 2014

Are you a business owner dreaming of running meetings from an “Apprentice” style boardroom, or an aspiring entrepreneur eager to impress potential clients?

Young entrepreneur

Young and carefree? Some hard truths about being a young entrepreneur

Fri, 21 Nov 2014

Business manager Raj Sond cautions young people to go in with their eyes open

Child at blackboard

I asked 11-year-olds what business will look like in 2020. You'll be surprised by how insightful their answers are

Wed, 19 Nov 2014

These kids are the leaders of the future. So what do they predict?

Parkour in London - success happy hurrah win

How I just raised £2.2m for my two-year-old start-up, Uniplaces

Wed, 19 Nov 2014

Looking to win serious investment? Ben Grech shares his seven essential steps

Networking for exporters export help

It’s Global Entrepreneurship Week! Discover the secrets to successful networking

Mon, 17 Nov 2014

As GEW 2014 kicks off, business coach Rasheed Ogunlaru reveals his top networking tips and what’s coming up at the British Library’s Business & IP Centre

Dan J Austin photography, London construction

£100m turnover jump in 10 years - how did Dawnus Construction do it?

Fri, 14 Nov 2014

Thanks to the right financial support and some key business decisions, Dawnus has bloomed

Football classic

Qatar to be cleared of corruption in World Cup 2022 bid

Thu, 13 Nov 2014

UPDATE: (12.24pm) The report is now out and confirms the below.

Yahoo logo

Yahoo just spent $640m on BrightRoll. This is why…Video

Wed, 12 Nov 2014

Yahoo has just announced its latest big-ticket acquisition.

Pound tree

Fines in the billions for big banks in forex scandal

Wed, 12 Nov 2014

Be thankful you’re not in the offices of UBS, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, HSBC or RBS this morning.

Jack Ma Alibaba founder

China's richest person made billions this morning by celebrating single peopleVideo

Tue, 11 Nov 2014

By 2030, China will be facing a situation where one in four men will never have married.

Paddington Trail - Paddington Bear

Why Paddington Bear makes a great mascot for London

Fri, 7 Nov 2014

Duffle coats and doing good - Frances Dickens on why businesses are backing the bear

Average salary men and women - 2014

Five shocking stats that show how unequal men and women are in the UK

Tue, 4 Nov 2014

Today is Equal Pay Day in the UK.

Richard Branson

12 inspiring quotes on why failure is awesome

Mon, 3 Nov 2014

From entrepreneurs, authors and icons

Sir Terry Leahy

This is what former Tesco CEO Sir Terry Leahy thinks about its crisis

Mon, 3 Nov 2014

Sir Terry Leahy, Tesco’s former CEO of 14 years, has spoken about the supermarket’s crisis for the first time.

Children wearing Mantis World clothing

SME Superstars: Canary Wharf's fast-growing businesses share strategies for success

Wed, 29 Oct 2014

Discover the SMEs taking East London by storm

Girl summit gender equality

Gender equality will take 81 years, and the UK is behind Rwanda and NicaraguaVideo

Tue, 28 Oct 2014

The UK is only the 26th most gender-equal country in the world, according to a new index.

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham has just been ranked the UK’s top entrepreneur

Mon, 27 Oct 2014

“I want to be more famous than Persil,” Victoria Beckham declared at the beginning of her career.

Money counting unhappy old man

Over five million Brits are in low-paid jobs - more than ever before

Mon, 27 Oct 2014

One in six UK workers is in a low-paid job – a record number, according to new research from a think tank.

Hugging brightly coloured figures

21 very handy insights from excellent businesses

Thu, 23 Oct 2014

The entrepreneurs and execs who made our London Loves Excellence Awards shortlists share all

Waterstones books shelves

Four reasons we all love Waterstones at the moment - and what you can learn from thatVideo

Fri, 17 Oct 2014

Waterstones is nailing it on the social media, PR and customer services fronts

Bulletproof studio shot

SME Superstars: The firms burning bright in the City

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 |Updated: Fri, 17 Oct 2014

Talent, investment, and playing to your strengths. We meet the firms thriving in London

man in handcuffs

Are you breaking employment laws? 10 common mistakes that businesses make

Wed, 15 Oct 2014

Do you know about the recent changes to dismissal claims, flexible working, sick pay, holiday pay and more?

Roger Sumner-Rivers MD ParcelHero

Why I'm giving away free shares to my customers

Wed, 15 Oct 2014

Roger Sumner-Rivers came up with an unusual strategy to cement success - would you try it?

Graduates

Easy at the top: CEOs undergoing fewer interviews than graduates for jobs

Wed, 15 Oct 2014

We all know how difficult it is at the moment for graduates to get their first post-uni job.

Coca Cola truck lorry

Coca-Cola could become the new Boris Bikes sponsor. Here are its other most contentious deals

Wed, 15 Oct 2014

Are London’s iconic blue Boris bikes set to turn red?

Happiness optimism good news

Forget sales figures – the only KPI worth measuring is employee happiness

Wed, 15 Oct 2014

The root to growth is happiness, argues author and business owner Natalie Campbell

Cyber security hacking computers

Hacked! Why we need to ditch the password once and for all

Mon, 13 Oct 2014

In the wake of the Snapchat photo leak scandal, Zia Hayat, CEO and founder of Callsign, offers security advice to businesses

Rocket taking off

This chart shows the staggering growth of FTSE100 CEO earnings since 2000

Mon, 13 Oct 2014

The chief executives of FTSE100 companies (the 100 biggest companies listed in the UK) have seen their total earnings soar since the turn of the century.

Women

Let's close the gender pay gap. Women, this is how to ask for a pay riseVideo

Fri, 10 Oct 2014

Female managers earn 23% less than their male counterparts. Are you being underpaid?

Big tech brands

This is how many billions the world's most valuable brands are worth

Thu, 9 Oct 2014

Apple has just been named the most valuable brand in the world, ahead of Google and Coca-Cola.

Tower Bridge

Hurrah for us! London is the world’s most desirable place to work

Mon, 6 Oct 2014

One is six people in the world want to work in London, according to a new international survey of more than 200,000 people from 189 countries.

Richard Branson

Branson banks on raising £150m as Virgin Money confirms IPO

Thu, 2 Oct 2014

Richard Branson has never been afraid of a challenge.

Technology and innovation - tree with lightbulbs

Check out this series of inspirational debates and discussions in London, October 2014 - February 2015

Mon, 29 Sep 2014

From Alain de Botton to Google, The Midtown Big Ideas Exchange is well worth checking out

I'm Not A Plastic Bag

Do you know what a social enterprise is, really? These 10 amazing examples use business to change the world

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 |Updated: Fri, 26 Sep 2014

The team from On Purpose explain all by introducing these inspiring social enterprises

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It's the London Loves Excellence Awards tonight! Hear from our amazing shortlisted execs and entrepreneursVideo

Wed, 24 Sep 2014

We spoke to some of the shortlisted companies ahead of the awards

Natalie Campbell on what businesses can learn from schools

Natalie Campbell: Business has a thing or two to learn from schools

Tue, 23 Sep 2014

Now the new academic year is under way, no doubt schools will once again make the headlines. Not for looking after our children for more than half their waking hours, for keeping them alive, mostly engaged and safe – but for what they fail to do.