A.I.: The Invisible Revolution

Scott Dodson | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK Tech
Scott Dodson

According to the folk tale, a frog will remain in a pot of water, brought to a boil-as long as the water is heated slowly. While probably false, it provides an apt metaphor for adapting to phenomena which change incrementally over time

I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles: Boom Time In Brexit Britain

Gavin Devine | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Politics
Gavin Devine

So to the triumphant and triumphalist Brexiteers I would sound a small note of caution. I genuinely, genuinely, hope you're right. Sometimes I believe the Prime Minister, and sometimes I believe that with luck and a fair wind we will soon embark on a period in which, liberated from the shackles of Brussels, our entrepreneurial spirit returns, our productivity is transformed, our economy booms and everything goes swimmingly. Fingers crossed. But let's wait and see before we get complacent, eh?

How Are Global Food Brands Protecting Farm Animals?

Jonty Whittleton | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK
Jonty Whittleton

A new report released this week shows how 99 of the world's largest food companies are focusing on the welfare of farm animals used in their products....

The Lesson I Learnt from Warren Buffett

Lewis Worrow | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK
Lewis Worrow

Buffett taught me that if one wishes to build wealth they should build businesses and that makes sense. The average S&P 500 company has a yield of about 1.5% after all, so if you were aiming to earn an income of say $100,000 per year you would need about $1.66 million worth of stock to earn that through dividend.

How To Start a Business Successfully: Six Key Tips From a Top Business Investor in Creative Businesses

Carolyn Dailey | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK
Carolyn Dailey

Did you know that creative entrepreneurs are part of the wider creative industries now worth almost £80 billion to the UK economy? Have you ever thou...

Dear Young Investors

Lewis Worrow | Posted 16.07.2016 | UK
Lewis Worrow

Though I find investing is right for me investing is not for everybody. If you are interested in investing though please seek independent advice from a qualified professional, it could be the start of something great.

What to Know to Survive as a Startup

Bertie Stephens | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Tech
Bertie Stephens

Do you know why most startups fail in the first year? Because it usually takes longer than a year to build real traction and create a successful business, something many entrepreneurs totally underestimate.

Finding the Right Investor for YOU

James Caan CBE | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK
James Caan CBE

I'm often asked by people how they should make the perfect investment pitch. They want to know all manner of things from what material to bring along, what financial figures are most important, right down to how many Powerpoint slides they should use!

Website-Builders Lay Solid Foundations

Juan Lobato | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Tech
Juan Lobato

There is a lot of buzz right now in the website-building industry. Weebly, the eight-year old startup, has recently been valued at $455m after its latest round of funding from Chinese Internet giant Tencent and venture capital firm Sequoia Capital.

Kickstarters v. Investors

Arvind Ethan David | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Arvind Ethan David

There's been much debate in the press recently about whether Kickstarter crowd funding campaigns offer backers a raw deal. If the rewards offered: previews, back-stage passes, special commemorative t-shirts, and premier invitations are really adequate compensation for early investment in a speculative project...

Never Had It So Good? Think Again

Nick Sanderson | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK
Nick Sanderson

It has long been a commonly held view that this generation, like the babyboomers before them, have never had it so good, with a higher take home salary and booming property market. However, it appears that the rising cost of living, increasing life expectancy and changes to the pension system have started to have an effect.

She Shoots, She Misses! Why Failure Is the Key to Brilliance

Neela Bettridge | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Neela Bettridge

'Fail better', fail fast, but make sure you've failed: that's what venture capitalists and innovation experts keep telling us. But how many of us truly embrace failure? I'm not sure we're even agreed on what it means.

Animal Welfare Isn't on the Agenda

Philip Lymbery | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK
Philip Lymbery

I'm delighted to hear that both Coop Group (Switzerland) and Marks & Spencer are showing leadership in farm animal welfare and have come out top this year. As well as managing animal welfare risks, embracing higher animal welfare can be embraced as a business opportunity.

Meth Heads on Quad Bikes

Declan Curran | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Declan Curran

I love cars. I can't help it really; my father had me driving a 1949 Austin to school mere days after passing my driving test. This was a pretty unique set of wheels for a 17-year old to commandeer, and it's been a twisted love affair with the automobile ever since...

'Retirement' Presents a Strong Investment Opportunity

Nick Sanderson | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK
Nick Sanderson

The opportunity for investment is huge, and we need only look to the international comparisons for a sense of the scale. Currently market penetration in the UK is less than 0.5 percent, compared with 14 percent in the US and 8 percent in Australia.

London: Europe's Start-up 'Nation' in the Making

Priyam Sharma | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Tech
Priyam Sharma

Since our time working in the startup scene and attending countless entrepreneurial presentations and events in London and abroad, we have been getting a clear sense of what makes London a truly special place to build a startup.

Breaking New Ground in the World of Online Press Releases

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

Ever since a certain Mr. Ivy Lee created the first press release on behalf of a railway comapny in the event of a big railway accident more than a 100 years ago, press releases have been integral part of any Public Relations endeavor, be it for individuals, organisations, business entities or government agencies.

Capitalism 2.0: Is There a Better Way?

Michael Townsend | Posted 03.02.2013 | UK
Michael Townsend

"Do not be mistaken. There are many thousands of business leaders and investors at all scales who want to align their actions and their decisions with...

UK Banks Have A Shortfall Of £60bn, Warns Bank Of England

Charlie Thomas | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK

The UK's banking sector is in the spotlight once again after the Bank of England's Financial Stability Report revealed a £60 billion black hole in UK...

Want To Buy Shares In A Scottish Third Division Football Club?

Charlie Thomas | Posted 11.10.2012 | UK

Rangers Football Club has announced it intends to float on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange, raising up to £20 million for the beleaguered...

Charlie Thomas

Will Facebook Investors 'Like' Or 'Unlike' Their Shares? | Charlie Thomas | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK

Thursday is the day when people who bought the first round of shares in social networking giant Facebook can sell their holdings but views are mixed a...

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...