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Why we’re closing BusinessZone

Three common threads appear to be weaved into every successful startup story; networking, relentlessness and failure.<p>Just beyond the PR-grabbing …

Tesco boss Philip Clarke expresses relief over exit

<b>Tesco's chief executive Philip Clarke has told the BBC that he feels "enormous relief" over leaving the supermarket giant.</b><p>The retailer announced he would be leaving in October amid news that it would miss profit forecasts.<p>Speaking to BBC business editor Kamal Ahmed, Mr Clarke said it was clearly an …

Banking (UK)

Social Media and Marketing in Warwickshire | Spaghetti Agency

brainboxcomputers

Connectivism and the Art of Digital Business Learning — Blog Your World

We’re living in a time where the “Spitzenkandidaten” (German for “leading candidates”) political experiment is threatning to either push the UK out …

The heart of the EU, for a reason

When things aren’t going well, I retreat to my happy place. It’s a wondrous magical land where people aren’t very productive, work less hours and …

India budget: Arun Jaitley unveils reform plans

<b>India's new government is promising to bring back higher growth, with a budget including more scope for foreign investment, spending on infrastructure and a goods and services tax (GST).</b><p>The finance minister also indicated there were plans to limit expensive but popular subsidies on food and …

India

House price fall expected in London, say surveyors

<b>House prices in London are expected to fall over the next three months, a poll of chartered surveyors has indicated.</b><p>By a majority of 10%, London surveyors said prices were more likely to fall than rise, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) poll found.<p>It is the first time in more than …

Housing

Taxpayers 'lost £1bn' on Royal Mail sale, MPs say

<b>Taxpayers may have lost out on about £1bn from the undervaluing of Royal Mail, a committee of MPs has said.</b><p>The government feared failure and acted on bad advice over the Royal Mail stock market flotation, reports the Business, Innovation and Skills select committee.<p>The Department for Business said …

United Kingdom

Your work has value and so do you

Hey, do you feel undervalued? Constantly being shorted changed for your hard work? Are you a Freelance inbound marketing SEO specialist? (Or Ivan …

Google launches new venture fund for European start-ups

<b>Google is launching a venture capital fund to invest in promising European technology companies.</b><p>The $100m (£58m) fund will "invest in the best ideas from the best European entrepreneurs", according to Bill Maris, managing partner at Google Ventures, overseeing the project.<p>"We believe Europe's …

Venture Capital

Bank of England keeps UK interest rates at 0.5%

<b>The Bank of England has held UK interest rates at a record low of 0.5% for another month.</b><p>The size of the Bank's economic stimulus programme, known as quantitative easing, was also kept unchanged at £375bn.<p>Last month, Bank governor Mark Carney hinted that rates could increase later this year as the …

Bank of England

Renting a home: what every tenant should know

During my seven years of blogging as Rentergirl – and decades renting – I have experienced the joys and woes of the UK's broken private rental sector – from soggy sofas to sudden eviction. Here's what I've learned…<p>• How Fergus and Judith Wilson built a £100m rental property empire<p>I've been a tenant …

AbbVie retracts boast of Shire investors' support for £30bn takeover offer

US pharma group climbs down after chief executive reportedly said investors in Dublin-based rival were 'generally supportive' of company's offer<p>AbbVie, the American pharmaceutical company stalking London-listed rival Shire, has been forced into an embarrassing climbdown, retracting its claim that …

Small business owners should not be afraid to ask for advice

Startups need to look for support and fill knowledge gaps through networking and mentorship<p>As the famous saying goes, no man is an island, and this is never truer than when starting your own business. Some entrepreneurs see asking for help as a sign of weakness, but it isn't. Being aware of your …

Theo Paphitis: too many startups fail

The former Dragons' Den star says entrepreneurship must be part of the national curriculum<p>They say if you are going to fail, fail fast. But while this is the standard advice given to entrepreneurs whose startups collapse in the first few years, it does raise the question: are some of these failures …

Adaptive Case Management Could Be The Foundation For Networked Business

Remember the Business Process Reengineering (BPR) management and technology wave that aimed to transform large organizations? It started in the early 1990′s and thrived for about ten years, through the Enterprise Resource Planning and eBusiness movements, until the dot-com collapse of the …

House price inflation edges up further, says Halifax

<b>Annual house price inflation is still edging up, according to the latest survey from the Halifax, although prices fell between May and June.</b><p>Prices in the three months to June were up 8.8% from a year earlier, it said, up from the previous figure of 8.7%.<p>However, the survey provides further evidence …

Housing

UK shop prices fall at fastest pace since 2006, BRC says

<b>Shop prices in June fell at the fastest annual rate since at least 2006 as retailers fought to attract customers, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has said.</b><p>Prices were 1.8% lower in June compared with a year earlier, the BRC said.<p>It is the biggest annual fall in prices since the BRC's survey …

Bank of England

Surge of Chinese deals drives Asia M&A to record high

Merger and acquisition activity in the Asia-Pacific region has surged to its highest level since 2007, helped by a wave of Chinese buying, the Wall …

BusinessWolfUK Newsletter on Flipboard

By Wolf Vanberg | Business News As It Happens<p>Content Creation and the art of spotting new opportunities<p>“Doing your own thing” has always been the …

Everyone's Trying To Figure Out What'll Be The Next Financial Timebomb

But even if you believe another crisis is brewing, it's most likely not where it was last time. At least not in U.S. securitised mortgages - the heart of systemic blowout that nearly brought down the global banking system in 2008.<p>A mix of tighter regulation, stricter underwriting standards and the …

Interest Rates

Britain's economy forecast to stay on global A-list

PricewaterhouseCoopers says only India will overtake Britain by 2030, but report ignores possibility of Scotland voting to leave<p>Forecasters have good news for those fearing that Britain faces a long, slow decline into economic mediocrity: the UK will still stand tall among the world's biggest …

ONS produces interactive map showing economic activity across UK

New website allows users to see how much their region contributes to the economy compared with the rest of the UK<p>If you have ever wondered how much your region contributes to the UK economy, now you can look it up on a new map from the Office for National Statistics.<p>The interactive site uses the …

Complaints about payday lenders soar despite fears of ‘shame factor’

Complaints about payday loans have more than doubled in the past two years, but the Financial Ombudsman warned yesterday that the “shame factor” was …

Managers 'work extra day per week in unpaid overtime'

<b>Almost half of UK managers work an extra day of unpaid overtime per week, a study into working practices has suggested.</b><p>Work pressures and easy access to email through smartphone technology leave over 90% of managers working outside contracted hours, the study found.<p>Around 13% of managers work two …

The Workplace

Write how you live – in a dark room, face stuck to a screen while drooling coffee

Many articles ago, in a time <i>before</i> Joss Whedon. The internet was fresh, new but lacking. It required something that would make people <i>want</i> to spend …