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Liberty sales up 7% as its fabric wholesale business thrives

Retailer experiencing demand for bespoke designs from Louis Vuitton and Chloé, after documentary gave trade a boost<p>Department store Liberty said its famous prints were back in fashion as its own brand clothing collections as well as collaborations with the likes of Nike and Barbour attracted new …

GTA Online Getting New Business Ventures Next Week

including an awesome new plane.<p>Rockstar has announced a new Business-themed update is coming to GTA Online and GTA 5 on March 4.<p>The update will add a …

The wine business is ripe for disruption, and this man is doing it

“There are only two important people in the wine business—the winemaker and the wine drinker. Right now, they’re both getting screwed.”<p>Rowan Gormley doesn’t mince words. The founder of Naked Wines, part venture capital firm and part wholesale buying club, has little time for the wine industry’s …

Wine

Learning about the business of bud in America’s highest incorporated town

While budtender Mark “Buddy” Buddemeyer answers the phone, I check out the Dube Tubes, Zig Zag rolling papers, Cheech and Chong lighters, Clear Eyes …

Smoking breaks at work cost British businesses £8.4bn a year, study finds

Research for British Heart Foundation says cigarette breaks cost employers £1,815 a year for each full-time worker who smokes<p>Cigarette breaks at work cost British businesses £8.4bn a year in lost productivity of smokers who disappear for a cigarette for 10 minutes four times a day, new research …

London housing crisis: business propositions

A new report from a body representing major businesses in London asks Boris Johnson, London's boroughs and central government to do more to solve the capital's housing crisis<p>The latest bunch of suggested remedies for London's housing crisis comes from London First, the organisation that represents, …

Buffett - Berkshire prefers to keep buying big businesses: CNBC | Reuters

(Reuters) - Berkshire Hathaway (BRKa.N) head Warren Buffett on Monday said that he preferred to keep buying large operating businesses to build the company for the future.<p>Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett talks with a shareholder before the company's annual meeting in Omaha May 4, 2013. …

SXSW: How a Small Festival Brought Austin Big Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Back in ’87, the first South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival (SXSW) barely made an economic blip for its host city of Austin, Texas. There were only 700 registrants, after all.<p>But a lot has changed since then.<p>Last year, there …

Texas

10 Pieces Of Business Advice You Should Ignore

Many of their answers may surprise you. Check out the often common advice these entrepreneurs have found, in their experience, to be totally wrong.<p><i>"Possibly the most heart-crushing, tear-jerking thing anyone has ever said to me was, 'Don't pursue your passion.' Not many people can make a living off</i> …

Entrepreneurship

This Woman's Massive Instagram Following Helped Her Launch a Business

This story originally appeared on Business Insider <br>When Laura Kasperzak began an Instagram account to document her yoga practice, she had hoped to get 100 followers.<p>Now, more than 600,000 people look for her daily updates, either photos or videos of her in insanely difficult yoga poses, while …

Yoga

Microsoft, HP blaze business tablet trail

With tablet market growth shrinking, Microsoft and HP are well positioned in the one market that still has decent growth potential: business.<p>Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft think the tablet is more lean-forward than lean back. Are they right?<p>The PC has one (at least) distinct advantage over Apple. …

Surface Pro

FBI refuses to run background checks on legal pot businesses in Washington

Washington state wants FBI to run background checks as they did with people applying to run legal cannabis shops in Colorado<p>The FBI is refusing to run nationwide background checks on people applying to run legal marijuana businesses in Washington state, even though it has conducted similar checks …

Iran businesses await a post-sanctions bonanza

TEHRAN — The room at the Iranian Chamber of Commerce offices was packed and noisy. At the lectern, Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi encouraged dozens of merchants and manufacturers to "seize the opportunity" that could result from an easing of international sanctions.<p>Businessmen who for years …

3 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Naming Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Picking the right business name is an important first step toward creating a successful company, but not everyone hits the jackpot on the first try.<p>Often, people first choose names that are too wordy and don't have a catchy ring. You want …

Small Business