Enterprise

The Five Risks In Your Pocket

Rich Campagna | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Tech
Rich Campagna

If you saw someone walking down the street with their open wallet or purse in full view, you'd think they were being reckless. Who would just leave their personal belongs out for anyone to see or take? As individuals, we're conscious of the dangers of theft and conditioned to be careful with our belongings - but when it comes to our connected devices, any semblance of caution seems to disappear.

The Pandora Approach To Problem Solving: Why Think Realistically When You Can Think Creatively?

Kim Pearce | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Style
Kim Pearce

It is becoming obvious why the Ancients saw Pandora with hope whilst all the ills of the world were released around her, hope is the winged possibility needed for us to think outside the box to solve our problems. It's the reminder that we are divine and we've already got what we need to solve our problems when we think creatively (not realistically).

Small Business, Big Heart

Michelle Ovens | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK
Michelle Ovens

Has there ever been a more important time to talk about community? What brings communities together, what makes them stick, what grows, supports and nurtures them? How do communities come together when the going gets tough, and how do they celebrate and grow?

Mobility Drives Digital Transformation To The Fast Lane

Russell Acton | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Tech
Russell Acton

Mobility plays an integral part in simplifying and modernising legacy applications. With no need for additional coding, it's the route to the top of the podium. Ailing enterprises now have a chance to survive, in fact, to thrive, rather than fade into extinction. Mobile transformation provides a competitive advantage and the ability to become agile and modern entities. It is the road ahead.

Real CEO, Fake CEO: Who Is The Biggest Enterprise Threat?

Mike Foreman | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Tech
Mike Foreman

With so much at stake and so much already invested in security systems to then allow cybercriminals a way into the organization that's completely beyond the IT department's control is the business equivalent of shooting yourself in the foot.

Keeping Work Simple: Micro, Mobile And Made For You

Russell Acton | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Tech
Russell Acton

How are world class employees meant to deliver world class performance if the tools they are given are holding them back? In the digital age, poor IT equals poor productivity. Nothing more and nothing less. It's time for a change, a culture shift, to empower employees and drive productivity.

When It Comes To Business And Enterprise, What Is More Important To Your Business - Education Or Experience?

Andrew Jervis | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK
Andrew Jervis

Education vs experience It's an age old dilemma that employers like me have faced for many years. Should I value a candidate with a relevant qualific...

Small Businesses Need Credible Insight To Survive And Thrive Past Brexit Uncertainty

Paul Moran | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK
Paul Moran

Irrespective of whether you think Brexit will herald a new age of prosperity or is a sure way to decline, there's absolutely no doubt that the economy...

2017 Is The Year To Be Making A Step Change - Small Businesses Need To Do It Digital

Michelle Ovens | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK
Michelle Ovens

It is 2017. With the unrelenting bombardment of tweets, both in the news and on our phones, one would think that the world is at peak digital and we have no further roads left to travel. Well it turns out that this isn't the case.

There Is Something We Can Do To Improve Social Mobility Right Now

Michael Mercieca | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Politics
Michael Mercieca

Last week, KPMG released employee data proving that businesses can increase social mobility. The statistics show that the efforts they've put in are b...

Today's 'Swipe Left. Swipe Right' Workplace Culture Shift

Russell Acton | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Tech
Russell Acton

Because mobile-first workers are now used to the 'Swipe left. Swipe right' ease of consumer life, their frustration and irritation with the tools they are expected to use is on the rise. Why would an employee be okay with having to log in and spend thirty minutes filling out expenses, approving a purchase order, or logging a field service visit when they can order a pizza with three thumb clicks?

Extrapreneurship Is The Future Of Entrepreneurship

Professor Maurits van Rooijen | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK
Professor Maurits van Rooijen

There are only a limited number of colleges in the world that have embraced this educational challenge, yet this is likely to be the biggest requirement for our prosperity. Even more importantly, being able to develop entrepreneurialism at an early stage of life might very well be one of the most useful contributions that colleges can make to the future of their graduates

Social Engineering: Securing Workers In The Digital Age

Robert Arandjelovic | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Tech
Robert Arandjelovic

Modern-day fraudsters use every trick in the book when it comes to infiltrating a network. They are well prepared, well researched, and highly innovative. One of the most common tactics used to glean valuable information is social engineering, using techniques such as phishing or collecting data from social media.

2016 - Reasons To Still Be Hopeful

Michelle Ovens | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK
Michelle Ovens

We want to spread that message of hope and optimism to all small businesses - and that is exactly what we are going to do with Small Business Saturday this year. I have found that hope is contagious - so go and spread it around. It is exactly what 2016 needs.

Creativity to Enterprise

Professor Christina Slade | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK
Professor Christina Slade

The UK creative industries are worth £84.1 billion a year to the UK economy*; an incredible contribution and an area in which the UK shines on a global stage. Our creative exports span across film, music, gaming and publishing (to name but a few), continuously breaking new ground and contributing to the cultural landscape of countries across the world.

Making the Inaccessible, Accessible: How Social Tech Is Changing Lives for the Better

Vicki Hearn | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Tech
Vicki Hearn

For many people facing personal challenges, tech is the perfect enabler to make aspects of everyday life that many of us take for granted more accessible. A number of these organisations using tech for good approach us for help in reaching the next stage of their development, and our funding programmes like Social Tech Seed give them the support they need.

Loyalty Redefined - With Apologies To Her Majesty

Helen Rosethorn | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK
Helen Rosethorn

Many of us have experienced a great surge of pride and affection for the Royal Family, and in particular for the Queen in recent weeks. A recent poll...

Girl Thrilled Her Shopkins Toy Sold For More Than £200

SWNS | Amy Packham | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK Parents

A five-year-old has made an impressive profit after one of her toys, which was bought for just £2.50, later sold for more than £200. Gracie Davis d...

It's Our F**king Future - Let's Reclaim It At COP21

James Crawley | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK
James Crawley

Of all the media coverage surrounding the COP21 talks on Youth and Future Generation day there is one slightly alternative hashtag that fills me with excitement: #ItsOurFuckingFuture

Ask the Expert: What Is a Social Enterprise?

Dr Hinnah Rafique | Posted 18.11.2016 | 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...

Why More Young People Should Set Up Their Own Business

Marc Wileman | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Marc Wileman

While it's great to see an increase in entrepreneurs in these areas, I believe that young people can establish companies in any field they choose. With the right frame of mind, anything is possible. If you're thinking about becoming your own boss just remember, you don't have to do it alone.

Financial Education Is Vital - But Not for the Reason You Think

Michael Mercieca | Posted 25.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Michael Mercieca

If we could turn the page, start afresh and work together; commit ourselves to financial and enterprise education across the curriculum at all stages and do whatever it takes to really engage young people, perhaps will we see a new generation free from this crippling fear of debt and unemployment. Surely we have to try?

Business Education Could Reboot the UK Economy

Michael Mercieca | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
Michael Mercieca

Enterprise and financial education in schools is vital if we're to have a chance of improving our economic prospects. If implemented now, a national initiative for enterprise and financial education could help us to produce future generations of motivated, confident, work-ready young people with the skills to succeed, innovate and increase the UK's productivity. Surely this is an investment worth making.

Creating an Enterprise Culture in the Chinese Year of the Sheep‭ ‬- Beware of Sheep Dipping

Michael Mercieca | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK
Michael Mercieca

Sheep dipping is no longer a legal requirement,‭ ‬but for many farmers it remains a vital twice yearly event that protects their flock from diseases.‭ ‬The benefits outweigh the costs because sheep dipping works.‭ ‬For sheep,‭ ‬that is.

Translating Africa's Tech Enthusiasm Into an Enterprise Ecosystem

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

The question of how many vastly successful technology start-ups have come out of Africa might therefore not yet be one to ask. Instead, entrepreneurship takes more than the availability of technology.