Business Model

Ask the Expert: What Is a Social Enterprise?

Dr Hinnah Rafique | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK
Dr Hinnah Rafique

As Director of a multi-award-winning UK social enterprise I get asked this question at least few times a week and have been meaning to write this blog...

Finally, Newspapers Are Facing the Reality of Digital

Edward Lowe | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Tech
Edward Lowe

The Sun newspaper recently announced that it would stop its 'pay wall' on its site, making online stories "largely free" to the public by the end of N...

Why Social Entrepreneurs Need to Be Better Than Their Commercial Counterparts

Nick Stanhope | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK
Nick Stanhope

Successful commercial entrepreneurs have to prioritise building two types of value within their ventures: user value and financial value.

Real-life Entrepreneurs Needed for Urgent Mentoring

Michelle Wright | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK
Michelle Wright

Let's make sure that those wanting to take up the challenge of running a business, have the very best in support from 'real-life' entrepreneurs to make sure that they can be successful, and that our successful entrepreneurs are encouraged to spend the time to make this a reality.

Online Groceries in America : Second Time Lucky?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

Yet, online groceries are back with a bang, riding the wave of an advanced internet ecosystem and the cumulative wisdom from billions of e-commerce transactions successfully conducted by not just online mega retailers like Amazon, but also traditional players like Walmart and Tesco.

Crowdsourcing: Just a Trend of a Real Game-Changer?

Dr Mark Esposito | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Tech
Dr Mark Esposito

Last June, David Cameron announced a £1m Longitude Prize for the invention of the next penicillin, airplane or world wide web. The name, Longitude Pr...

Pity the Poor Investor?

Michael Townsend | Posted 03.07.2012 | UK
Michael Townsend

In the fourth part of our 'As If People Matter' series, we take the investor's perspective, as they too try and make sense of a changing world. -- "In...

Twelve Principles for Sustainable Business

Michael Townsend | Posted 22.04.2012 | UK
Michael Townsend

Ultimately, the transition towards sustainable business is inevitable, given the combined impact of the challenges we face. For those businesses looking to fully embed sustainability principles, there is also a big prize waiting. And who wouldn't want some of that?