Black Friday marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. It also often marks the beginning of pre-Christmas panic. All of a sudden Christmas is less than 4 weeks away and there is a lot to do. The urgency and chaos that Black Friday creates doesn't help you to feel confident about the situation - in fact it makes you panic even more.
It is important we act, and act now to reverse the course that threatens the future of hundreds of thousands of young women. I am delighted to be undertaking this vital work.
In opposition to the expansion of Heathrow are the usual suspects. The Adullamites, those unbearable holy Greens who want us to return to living in caves for fear of the slightest emission... However, the Government needs to consider the benefit of the country as a whole, economically and socially expanding Heathrow makes sense, further delay does not.
We are looking forward to seeing more visionary work in 2016 as signatories take action to improve literacy for their workforces, their communities and nationally, which will help to ensure that every young person is equipped with the literacy skills they need for employment and life.
If you are currently sitting in your office reviewing risk for 2016 and thinking that the biggest cyber threat is a 15-year-old leaking customer credi...
This may all sound very dismal, so used are we to the ease and pleasure of shopping. But the good news is that we need not see the prospect of reducing our material expectations as one of hair-shirted sacrifice, but rather a prompt to a different and much more promising perspective on life.
Last week, in honor of Global Women Entrepreneurship Day, I took part in a panel discussion celebrating female entrepreneurial success stories in the Copenhagen UN headquarters.
The risk of losing out on sales, no matter if they are heavily discounted means that the lure of one-off sales days is an itch that must be scratched. However, that one day of sales is bad for both businesses and consumers and is a model that is unsustainable.
The Tories can continue to sit on their arse and remain indifferent as a once mighty British industry rapidly heads towards meltdown. Or, they can get off their arse, offer financial support and implement policies to prevent such a meltdown, and save our steel.
When you launch your own business one of the best approaches you can take is to work with your competition. This might seem like unusual advice but working with your rivals can be really useful - I promise.
We think women entrepreneurs are special. And today - on Women's Entrepreneurship Day - I'd like to take a moment to explain why we should be celebrating these unsung heroes of development.
The tests for the spending review are clear: will it make working people better off and deliver a much-needed focus on growth, skills, productivity and infrastructure; or is it business as usual with a short-sighted spending review, underpinned by the Chancellor's fiscal fundamentalism and delivering little beyond false economies.
I'm a trustee of Water For Africa, an innovative charity that trains local people to provide sustainable water supplies for their communities. As gra...
I can confirm that Milton Keynes College didn't win an award this week, but we helped. The Spirit Pub Company is one of the UK's foremost hospitali...
Have you always wanted to do something meaningful? Are you longing to lead a life that will really make you feel truly fulfilled? Want to build your business, or make a real change in the world? Do you know deep inside what you really wish for, and yet sense that something is holding you back? Here are seven lessons I've learned from the first year of being a solo entrepreneur.
Everybody loves a good bargain and although brand loyalty will always be a winning factor, as will the consumer need to feel as if they got themselves a great deal.