State of UK Businesses: 700,000 New Firms And Net Record Funding

The state of UK businesses can be described as healthy as almost 700,000 new firms were launched in the UK last year, as growing high-tech firms snapped up more than £10bn in venture capital investment Last year 681,704 new businesses were launched in Britain, a 2.8 per cent rise compared to a year ago, according […]

Brand Consistency – Why It’s Important And How To Maintain It

As a business owner, you may have heard that it’s important to create a brand identity for your company. However, many don’t realize that a good brand is a consistent brand – one that has a strong message at its center which is constantly being expressed. Consistent branding is key to creating connections and building […]

The Need for Real-time Global Data Replication Tools

In business, data is increasing in value to the point where it has become even more valuable than fiscal value. Part of the growth of m businesses today relies on the use of data to drive decision making and new product development. Of course, the incorporation of IT into everyday business comes with new jargon […]

B-North Strengthens Its Infrastructure Team Further Ahead Of Launch

B-North, the Manchester-based firm building an SME lending bank for the UK, has grown its team again with three new audits, accounting and marketing hires. The move comes as the lender – which will bring fast, efficient funding to the under-serviced SME market – counts down to its Q2 launch of lending activities, following further […]

State of American Business: US Chamber CEO Calls For Action And Defends Free Enterprise

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO, Thomas J. Donohue, has given the annual State of American Business address, where he outlined top priorities for the business community in the coming year. During the event, the Chamber highlighted several business leaders who are finding solutions in the face of uncertainty and called upon government leaders to […]

5 Recruiting Tips For Entrepreneurs And Small Businesses

It can be difficult to expand your team when you’re a start-up or entrepreneur. In the early stages of a business, when one small mistake could potentially end it all, hiring a new member of staff can be a risky decision to make, not to say retaining talent after that. Here are some recruiting tips […]

Crypto Valley Based Idoneus To Add Luxury Estate In Cyprus To Its Asset Portfolio

Premier digital currency for luxury assets Idoneus  has signed a contract to acquire a luxury estate on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. This addition to the asset portfolio is one of several strategic property acquisitions planned in the Mediterranean which they intend to expand significantly in 2020. This private estate includes five luxury villas with 11 […]

“To Help Enhance Mass Adoption”: Hong Kong To Host Blockchain Event Chain 2020

Hosted at the AsiaWorld – Expo in Hong Kong, blockchain series of conferences CHAIN 2020 will gather top industry experts on January 15 to produce a comprehensive source of blockchain knowledge and help enhance mass adoption of the new technology in the region As the global economy evolves and the world enters a new decade, […]

Workplace Stress: Over 4 In Every 5 SME Employees Have Been Affected By ‘Excessive’ Workload

Conducted by the Dolan Contractor Group, experts in contractor payroll and accountancy, the study gathered responses from employees of 140 companies across the UK. Respondents were asked about the causes of what was deemed ‘excessive workplace stress’, how they combat stress to maintain good mental health and what their employers do to support them through […]

How To Improve Employee Retention

Last year, around 50% of people had planned to move jobs by the end of it, resulting in many businesses having to redouble their efforts to look for new talent. New research actually shows that January 31st is the day that most people are likely to hand in their notice so knowing how to improve […]

UK SMEs: B-North Cruises Through Latest Fundraising Round As It Closes In On Launch

B-North, the Manchester-based firm building an SME lending bank for the UK, has secured in excess of £2m of fund raising from new and existing investors through equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube and Growthfunders, adding to the £4.2 million it has raised in previous rounds. The news follows the announcement in December that B-North has selected […]

5G Radios More Than Doubled This Year

The number of mobile-network radio units supporting 5G on the market more than doubled in 2019, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. In aggregate, the number of 5G radio units offered by the market’s five leading vendors – Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia, Samsung and ZTE – grew 112% in 2019, from 272 products […]

Video Interview with Antonio Grasso: Trust In Tech, Digital Transformation And Education

Antonio Grasso is a technology influencer, speaker, founder and CEO, who mostly focuses on AI, Blockchain, cybersecurity and the digital transformation. Antonio has over 35 years of experience handling numerous projects in the field of information technology for both enterprise and public sectors and considers himself as a self-proclaimed “digital transformation addict”. On this video, […]

Video Interview with Elise Quevedo: Trust In Tech And Becoming A Global Thought Leader

Known as “The Digital Ghost Queen” for her behind the scenes work, Elise Quevedo is an author, keynote speaker, advisor, and social/digital media marketing consultant and a global thought leader. Elise has inspired audiences around the globe at events such as Codefest in Macedonia, Pioneers in Vienna, Thrillionaire Revolution Global Tour in Australia, Asia, Switzerland, Russia, UK, Cyprus […]

The Need for Real-time Global Data Replication Tools

In business, data is increasing in value to the point where it has become even more valuable than fiscal value. Part of the growth of m businesses today relies on the use of data to drive decision making and new product development. Of course, the incorporation of IT into everyday business comes with new jargon […]

Workplace Stress: Over 4 In Every 5 SME Employees Have Been Affected By ‘Excessive’ Workload

Conducted by the Dolan Contractor Group, experts in contractor payroll and accountancy, the study gathered responses from employees of 140 companies across the UK. Respondents were asked about the causes of what was deemed ‘excessive workplace stress’, how they combat stress to maintain good mental health and what their employers do to support them through […]

Transforming Disability Employment: Social Entrepreneurs Taking On The Creative Industries

Business leaders with bold plans to create more employment opportunities for disabled people have won funding to grow and develop their ventures 14 social entrepreneurs from across the UK have won funding awards from £5,000 to £15,000 as part of a programme which aims to close the disability employment gap through the creation of new […]

Marketing Predictions For 2020

By Senior Digital Strategist, Sarah Evans As we move into 2020, a new decade, the pace of change is only set to increase for the marketing world. This will be the year that some proposals will be out of date if they get stuck in a six-month queue waiting for the board to sign off […]

5 Ways to Improve Your Email Marketing

Growing an email list is no small feat, but it’s something every serious digital marketer should do. A private email is one of the most direct ways to communicate with your base of existing and potential clients. Email marketing is still one of the most customized, cost-effective and successful ways of marketing your business. Don’t […]

53 percent of Web Users More Concerned About Online Privacy in 2019

The constantly evolving internet and the rising number of cybercrime threats have affected the trust of global online users. According to PreciseSecurity research, 53 percent of them have become more concerned about their online privacy compared to a year ago. The statistics show it is the first time the level of internet privacy concerns has […]

Insolar Partners With Cointelegraph To Drive Enterprise Blockchain Adoption

Insolar, a blockchain solutions provider, announces its launch partnership with Cointelegraph’s newly-formed consulting division. This partnership will combine Insolar’s enterprise-focused platform and technology with Cointelegraph’s global media influence and reach in order to drive blockchain adoption among the world’s largest companies. “Enterprise has been waiting for its blockchain moment,” says Peter Fedchenkov, Founder and Chief […]

For The Greater Good: Koin Rewards & Fidel Bring Ethical Rewards For Meaningful Behaviours

Ethical rewards platform enables merchants to reward customers for sustainable shopping using Fidel’s card linking API Having just announced their Seedrs crowdfunding campaign, Koin Rewards, the ethical rewards platform built on the blockchain, reveals that it has partnered with card linking API Fidel to build a responsible and sustainable rewards programme for shoppers. Koin Rewards […]

5 Must-Go Global Business Conferences For 2020

The internet and digital marketing have levelled the playing field for SMEs, making it possible for them to compete against multinationals with big budgets in certain competitive niches and market their offerings on social platforms like LinkedIn. And, in certain sectors, tech advances also make it possible to run remote teams in different local or […]

Top Three Barriers To Innovation In Marketing

Despite commanding 16% of marketing budgets and maturing as a core discipline, significant challenges remain for marketing innovation execution and effectiveness, according to Gartner, Inc. The Gartner Brand Strategy and Innovation Survey 2019 report shows the top three barriers to marketing innovation are risk-aversion, an inability to measure impact and limited talent. “The nature of true innovation is newness, […]

How FinTech Can Help Financial Inclusion In West Africa Mauritania

In Mauritania, in West Africa, access to basic financial services isn’t easy at all, and approximately 70% of the total population of 4.3 million (approx) don’t even have a basic current account. However, the current government is really keen to improve the financial inclusion of their citizens. And FinTech companies, as a matter of fact, […]

The EDGE Network Aims To Conquer The Cloud Computing And IoT Markets Thanks To Its More Cost Effective And Fast Tech

The EDGE network has officially launched as it becomes a first mover in the emergence of edge computing. Designed to be a more cost effective and faster replacement to the cloud, edge computing is expected to address the proliferation of data and connected devices over the coming years, with estimates put at 29 billion connected devices […]

2019 Business Loan Trends to Consider

Trends are everywhere. It might feel like there are aspects of our lives which are unaffected by market changes but there are actually countless places where we see trends without realising it. This applies even to areas of our lives like the business loans we might take out to help our company. Here are some […]

Deloitte’s Annual Report Insigths: Almost Half Of Companies Value Success Factors Beyond Profit

More companies than ever are setting out their company purpose in their annual report, according to new analysis from Deloitte. Deloitte’s Annual Report Insights, which analyses 100 year-end reports across the FTSE, found that almost half (46%) set out values beyond making profit for shareholders, up from 32% in 2018. These companies describe their purpose as […]

Revealed: Leading Organisations To Double The Number Of AI And ML Projects In Place

Organisations that are working with artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning (ML) have, on average, four AI/ML projects in place, according to a recent survey by Gartner, Inc. Of all respondents, 59% said that they have AI deployed today. The Gartner “AI and ML Development Strategies” study was conducted via an online survey in December […]

Telecom Sector Disruption: TOMIA’s New Blockchain Solution Will Be Powered By Microsoft Azure

Blockchain is one of the main disruptive technologies. It can be applied as back-end solution into many different sectors to radically change it, normally for the better. And in that context, TOMIA, an end-to-end platform for maximizing margins from roaming and interconnect, just announced a new optimized blockchain based solution to the telecoms market. This […]

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