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.... A recent study commissioned by the Refugee Studies Centre in Oxford and conducted in Uganda – one of few nations that allows refugees to work – shows that they can make a contribution. In Kampala, the nation’s capital, 21% of refugees run a business that employs at least one other person; of those they employ, 40% are citizens of the host country. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Productivity gap yawns across the UK image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 12:13:07 PM
.... . What are the odds that the best-qualified and most competent person in the world to run a business just happens to be the son or daughter of the current boss? . ...
Meteoric rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 18th of September 2016 11:00:50 PM
...."We have learned everything by ourselves, and not really had much help," she says. "There's no bible out there that tells you how to run a business, so it's been a lot of giving it a go, learning your lessons from the bad things you shouldn't do. ...

Millions will be condemned to 'dire' broadband after regulator refuses to break up BT, MPs warn
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....The decision, which comes after a year-long review, has infuriated campaigners who have accused the BT of leaving millions of people with sub-standard broadband connections. Grant Shapps, a former Conservative Party chairman, said: "Ofcom's continuing reluctance to act condemns hundreds of thousands of people to the slow lane of internet connections, meaning it takes longer to access information, download a movie or run a business from home. ...
Designer discount fashion site Hardly Ever Worn It opens up A-list luxury to all shoppers image
....  . Although she had never run a business, Wolter-Ferguson looked to what she did have to generate income and maintain her lifestyle, namely influential connections and a wardrobe full of must-haves. ...
Get real facetime with your business contacts to learn the ropes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 1st of April 2016 06:30:05 AM
....As the years have passed, I now find myself on the other side of this conversation. Having developed a wide and extensive network, and now knowing a little bit more about how to run a business, I am pleased I can now give something back. ...
Children’s rights in the digital era: action must come from the top of business image
....Collymore emphasises this is not about short-term gains; Safaricom is in it for the long haul. “We believe that if you want to run a business that will be sustainable 50 or 60 years from now, we have to look after future generations and not just manage our business for today’s benefits. ...
What it takes to be a migrant entrepreneur image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of March 2016 07:53:06 AM
.... My advice to migrants who want to start a business in the UK is that they should gain experience first. Work for an entrepreneur, learn how to run a business, and then go and do it on your own. ...
Are universities doing enough to help students start businesses? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of March 2016 07:10:32 AM
.... “The students we work with tell us that when seeking careers advice, they aren’t encouraged to consider starting something themselves,” says Luk. He explains that while there is widespread support at universities for budding and student entrepreneurs who already have ambitions to run a business after graduating, more could be done to flag it as an option for undecided students. ...
How the sharing economy is transforming the freelance landscape image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of February 2016 08:10:17 AM
....”. As the virtual office becomes an increasingly common way to run a business, with many digital enterprises no longer needing expensive office space, increasing numbers of “work hubs” are also popping up each month. ...
Will not criticising make you a better boss? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of February 2016 12:05:34 AM
....Yet while the stereotypical image of an all powerful, dominant, alpha-male type character running a company persists, in many cases it's an outdated image. The financial crisis in particular has forced a widespread rethinking of how to run a business and the days of the all powerful, domineering chief executive may be coming to an end. ...
Why are airlines still charging us to pay by credit card? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 1st of February 2016 01:54:09 PM
.... Getting charged for paying by card is one of those things that always feels patently unfair. If you're going to run a business, then you need to take your customers' money somehow. ...
Startup of the Year 2015-2016 competition entry: Danielle's Made For You image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 29th of January 2016 05:14:42 PM
....Danielle Legg, sole trader at Danielle’s Made For You, explains why the business should win the Startup of the Year category of the Guardian Small Business Showcase competition:. In early 2014 I found a love for sewing again, and at only 20 years old I never thought that two years later I would be using my hobby to run a business! In November 2014 I registered as a sole trader, got public liability insurance and really got stuck in. ...
Small business in the spotlight ... Hedgehog Lab image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of January 2016 08:00:14 AM
....We battled a lot in the first few years, we had no clue how to get new customers, how to do marketing or accounting. We were the least qualified people to run a business. ...
Small business owners 'better off on the dole' if proposed tax return changes go through image
.... Filing via the web rather than snail mail could be a smart option for expats . The boss of one micro firm said that it would be “better to go on the dole than try and run a business” under the new regime. ...
Philanthropreneurship: How to give lots to charity without being stinking rich image
.... . Through my website, Selfish Mother, I’ve learned how to run a business that gives me that warm, fuzzy feeling of contributing to the greater good. ...
'I'm a daughter - I'm not allowed to participate' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of November 2015 11:14:59 AM
.... . Facing a drought, sugarcane production that year was down, so the millers were already struggling, but she asked the banks for time to gain control of the fledgling sugar mill, and proved to them she could run a business. ...
Retirement? No thanks. Meet the 60-something entrepreneurs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 2nd of November 2015 07:00:08 AM
....For John and Naomi Arundel, founders of Minx Microdrives, the business was borne out of a lifelong hobby and a desire to do something different. Chemist and environmental consultant John and music teacher Naomi decided that they wanted to run a business together for a limited time, after they reached 60, that centred around a hobby or interest. ...
Small business in the spotlight ... Love Home Swap image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 31st of October 2015 08:00:14 AM
.... Our main focus is scaling up. This stuff is hard, it requires grit to run a business. ...
HSBC shifts derivatives trading out of London to cut costs image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of October 2015 03:51:02 PM
.... . While these capital buffers are designed to make banks more resilient, they also make it more expensive to run a business that traditionally ran on relatively low margins. ...
'In 10 years we'll be a household name' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 26th of October 2015 12:06:02 AM
....Married couple Dilshad and Barinder Hothi are joint founders of the international training company, the Knowledge Academy, which they aim to turn into the "Amazon of the education world". When a husband and wife team jointly run a business, you can't help wondering: who is really in charge?. ...
'Business is not rocket science. I’m not saving lives or doing open-heart surgery' image
.... Stavrou admits she has never felt at home in large companies and knew from a young age that she wanted to be an entrepreneur. “I’ve always, always wanted to run a business for as long as I can remember,” she says. ...
How to write the #perfect tweet image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of September 2015 07:21:00 AM
. We’ve all heard of the content dilemmas that those 140 characters can bestow , but if you run a business you need to have a Twitter account and to allocate time to it. ...
VIDEO: Could you run your firm from a cafe? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of August 2015 01:30:59 PM
Left powerless as Lloyds decided to freeze, then close, my online account image
.... However, there are rules that banks have to follow about treating customers fairly and no bank or building society should decide to close an account for an improper reason. When you run a business a bank’s decision to shut your account can be particularly problematic – failure to honour a payment could have extensive, and potentially disastrous, financial consequences. ...
Quick quiz: Would you make a good entrepreneur? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of August 2015 11:09:33 PM
.... Take our two-minute biz quiz to discover our estimate of your chances. Disclaimer: This quiz doesn't predict how well any individual would be able to launch or run a business in the real world. ...
John Timpson: How to motivate staff without resorting to mottos image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 26th of July 2015 02:51:20 PM
.... Bullies can be good at bartering and if they build a big business some faithful followers are happy to benefit, while others are frightened to challenge their ruthlessness. This arrogant and selfish approach, despite its pockets of success, should never be seen as the best way to run a business. ...
Why we chose Nottingham for our digital startup image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of July 2015 01:34:40 PM
.... Other local groups businesses can tap into include Nottingham Means Business, which holds regular networking lunches, and the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce. It’s much cheaper to run a business here than in London. ...
Half of MPs unaware of Government's small business policies image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 16th of July 2015 04:00:25 AM
.... "Is small business high enough on these MPs' priority list? Post-election, it seems not. The new small business minister [Anna Soubry] hasn’t even run a business before. ...
My prices need to go up – how do I break it to my customers? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of July 2015 10:59:11 AM
.... However, what I would say is make sure you raise your fees high enough so you don’t need to increase them again for at least another year or two. Frequent fee increases will never be welcomed; instead they will create a lack of confidence among your clients as they will start to think you’re struggling and don’t know how to run a business. ...
'Can I get my employer to pay me gross?' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of June 2015 08:10:52 AM
. I run a business alongside my salaried job and am wondering whether there is any financial advantage to asking my employer to pay me gross instead of pay-as-you-earn, and incorporating that amount (less than £50,000) into my company tax affairs, i. ...
Starbucks CEO slams Obama administration for failings on diversity and equality image
...." . He added: "I want to run a business that combines profitability with benevolence. ...
The manager behind rapper Tinie Tempah image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 31st of May 2015 11:33:44 PM
.... "[But] if people think they can take advantage of my kindness and smile, then more fool them. "You can't run a business like mine if you are an idiot. ...
Margaret Mountford: Cynicism helps over-55s succeed in business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of May 2015 10:19:26 AM
....Starting a business will be a huge lifestyle change for most people, and you need to make sure your friends and family are behind you. Mountford says: “A lot of these people will be in a permanent relationship with someone – what does their partner or other half think about this lifestyle choice? They might have been dreaming of cruises, not getting up at 6am to run a business. ...
Why the productivity gap? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 21st of May 2015 11:51:32 AM
.... . In a sense this is fairly obvious, after all what are the chances that the best person to run a business should just happen to be the eldest son of the last manager?. ...
The female Kenyan brewery owner image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 3rd of May 2015 11:30:57 PM
....The first of 10 children born into a middle-class family, Mrs Karanja says she was lucky enough to have gone to one of the best schools in Kenya. After graduating she initially worked as a librarian, but she says she could not shake off the desire to start and run a business. ...
Giving everyone an address image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of April 2015 11:02:26 PM
....And without that, they're off the map. They can't get a bank loan, they can't run a business, they have no voting rights or access to public utility services. ...
Mark Dampier: Why trade pension freedom for the work and worry of buy-to-let? image
....Remember also that buy-to-let does not diversify your portfolio if you already own a home. Then there is the hassle of dealing with agents, tenants, maintenance and all the records you need to keep in order to run a business. ...
Waste not, want not - making money from rubbish image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 2nd of February 2015 12:03:14 AM
....This, he adds, got him to thinking about the concept of waste. At the same time, he was impressed and inspired by the entrepreneurs he met in Canada (parents of friends of his), and decided he wanted to run a business. ...
.... . However, he had the opportunity to run a business away from McDonald’s – which is notoriously introverted and tends only to appoint existing staff to senior positions – and took the helm of fellow food chains Wagamama and Pizza Express for a few years. ...
Give women a (career) break and let them be mothers image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of January 2015 10:27:00 AM
.... During my career there have been massive improvements, which are certain to continue, but there remains a hardcore clique of power-mad men who believe the big boss should be tough and tell everyone to toe the line. It is now clear that dictators, and bullies aren’t the best people to run a business – nice people often make more money. ...
Small Talk: Small business energy customers are treated as second-class citizens image
.... That’s because these high-profile energy price cuts only apply to the standard tariffs that the energy companies offer to their household customers. If you run a business that buys its energy from one of the big six, you won’t be getting a share of the spoils. ...
Katja Hall interview: 'People must start to feel the difference in their pockets' image
.... Their professional relationship – “we compliment each other very well I think” – has endured even when she left to work for the BBC. Clocking up almost five decades of CBI service between them, neither has run a business, but that is not the point, she says. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Monday 22nd of December 2014 12:21:20 AM
....“I also run my own motor sport team, Beechdean Motor Sport, and I’m the chairman of Wycombe Wanderers football club. I am a fan of trying to run a business that employs young, talented people and giving them the opportunity to thrive. ...
Pupils to learn about mortgages in 'real life' maths course image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 5th of December 2014 12:20:07 PM
. Teenagers will learn how to calculate a mortgage, run a business and play the stock markets under plans for a new sixth-form qualification in “real life” maths, it has been announced. ...
....Long hours, bold moves and big panda hugs. Harriet Green works to a punishing schedule, managing to run a business on four hours sleep a night and putting herself through a daily yoga workout hours before most workers’ alarms have gone off. ...
African Dream: Uganda fashion label owners give advice image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of November 2014 12:01:38 AM
.... Regular meetings keep us up to date and allow us to chip in regarding any key departmental decisions. • Mutual respect: We're friends, but - ultimately - we run a business with loyal employees, suppliers and customers. ...
Interview: Supermarkets must rely on 'powers of reinvention' to survive image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 15th of November 2014 08:30:14 PM
.... “Or you are going to say 'actually we are going to lose customers and we have just got to find efficiencies to deal with that’. My personal view is that you can run a business for a number of years by cutting, cutting, cutting, but ultimately it will fail. ...
India's charities tackle poverty through business image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of October 2014 08:07:55 PM
.... . "What does that person that's in the vulnerable position do? The person has to learn the skills to run a business and that's what our aim is - to provide them the opportunity of getting those skills. ...
One in 10 make an extra £2,000 a year from hobby businesses image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 19th of October 2014 04:00:49 AM
.... For the nation’s existing hobbyists, their businesses afford them an outlet for their creativity and they enjoy the freedom of making a little pocket money their way. These occasional entrepreneurs have said that it’s never been easier to start a micro-business as a result of the internet, e-commerce and online payment systems, which mean they can run a business efficiently and easily from home, at times that suit them. ...
Why don't Apprentice candidates look like entrepreneurs? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of October 2014 09:20:25 AM
.... They're on another sartorial planet to the Apprentice throwbacks. Not since the internet start-up boom at the end of the last century have we such a period of youthful entrepreneurship: and if these people want to run a business while dressed like WG Grace or Mrs Fox from Dad’s Army, more power to them. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of October 2014 04:11:56 PM
....Baete, who is 49, had been seen as front runner for the job and is currently serving as Allianz’s board member for its insurance operations in Western and Southern Europe. “He seems to have kind of the right level of steel and energy to run a business as big and as complex as Allianz and I’m sure he’s going to have some very strong views about how the business is run,” said Ben Cohen, analyst at Canaccord Genuity in London. ...
Young people lack skills needed in the workplace, according to businesses image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of October 2014 09:58:25 AM
....John Longworth, director general of the BCC, said: "Many businesses are worried that in today's burgeoning economic recovery, hiring a young person is a risky move due to their lack of experience, not to mention the investment of time and resource needed to train them. "Business people tend to favour more skilled and experienced applicants - and while they do sympathise, their primary function is to run a business, which means making business decisions. ...
Young people lack workplace skills, firms say in survey image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of October 2014 01:32:47 AM
....BCC director general John Longworth said many businesses took the view that hiring a young person was a "risky" move. "Business people tend to favour more skilled and experienced applicants - and while they do sympathise, their primary function is to run a business which means making business decisions," he said. ...
Richard Branson: Never do anything that discredits the brand image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 14th of September 2014 07:00:00 AM
.... And so it's hopefully a helpful hand to young people who are setting up and trying to run businesses, or even working for businesses. Having said all that, I think the best way – and my publisher will kill me for this – of learning how to run a business is just to get on and do it and throw yourself into it, and learn through having to survive in the jungle. ...
Show you care about stress by offering practical help image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 7th of September 2014 08:57:10 PM
.... A caring approach to stress can help star performers who are going through a rough patch, but you can’t help everyone. You run a business, not a social service, so people who are clearly going to be permanently off sick should be asked to leave the payroll. ...
Co-operative Group set to offer concessions on board structure image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 7th of August 2014 06:48:16 PM
.... But Myners quit in the face of opposition to his plans, which included replacing the board with an independent chair, members of the management team, including the chief executive, and independent non-executive directors, with no room for elected members. The boardroom structure was voted on at the May AGM, when members had agreed to back four principles for reform based on recommendations made by Myners: a board elected by members that is qualified to run a business the size of the Co-op; create a structure that gives the members powers to hold the board to account; establish a system of one member one vote; and protect the Co-op against demutualisation. ...
The two sisters running a bakery in a desert image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 27th of July 2014 11:01:16 PM
....Whatever profit they make, they reinvest in their business as they want to expand and sell online. "Many people told us we were crazy for trying to run a business like ours in a [dry] place like this. ...
Let me ask you this: 'Do prices at .99, instead of 1.00, result in more sales?' image
....56, it means that 44 (or 144) items were sold, regardless of the amount of customers. That price point stuck, but it was really helpful to run a business efficiently. ...
Cost of BT's 'occasional' broadband connection image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of June 2014 06:00:03 AM
.... If they do, and the fault proves to be internal to the house, they will charge me £129 – which I consider outrageous. In the meantime, I am trying to run a business and have lost a great deal of time on the phone about this and driving around to find another connection where I can pick up email etc. ...
Co-op Group woos members before reforms vote image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 15th of June 2014 06:49:51 PM
....While plans to push through corporate governance changes were passed at the Co-op's annual general meeting last month, they were based on four principles drawn from the Myners proposals and still need to be finalised. The principles were to create a board elected by members that is qualified to run a business the size of the Co-op, create a structure that gives the members powers to hold the board to account, establish a system of one member one vote and protect the Co-op against demutualisation. ...
Cineworld needs to see the bigger picture image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of June 2014 11:00:00 PM
....The employees of the Ritzy Cinema in Brixton feel sufficiently hard done by that they're taking industrial action. Picturehouse – Cineworld gobbled it up a while back – has harrumphed that the London living wage is something that can't be forecast, and says it can't run a business based on such imponderables. ...
The eurozone is starting to recover. Now the new phase of its crisis begins image
.... Unusual because he has been handed the top job of the £6. 5bn company despite never having run a business or even sat in a boardroom, and because he now has two jobs: he is still the label's chief designer. ...
Gonski and the Australian social contract image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 23rd of May 2014 11:00:09 PM
.... It would obliterate any hope of influencing the Abbott government’s eventual solution. Or might he, just might he say what he really had “learned from being involved in the review”? That Australian schooling is squandering its patrimony, becoming more socially divided and less able to deliver on the promise of “equal opportunity” by the minute? An ungovernable mess, buzzing with activity but making scarcely any headway? That its world’s worst-practice three-sector system is a divisive relic of the nineteenth century? That the blame-shifting involvement of two levels of government in every school in the country is counter-productive? That having governments on three-year electoral cycles run a business that needs big strategies pursued over decades is a recipe for muddle, frustration and waste?. ...
Dear Jeremy  your work issues solved image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 3rd of May 2014 06:00:03 AM
.... If it was to look after children then it would be refused and the offer withdrawn. Having had children myself, and tried to run a business from home, I know the effect it has on productivity. ...

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