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Entries from December 2015

You’re Hired - The Apprentice 2016

Sarah Bean - Wednesday 22.17.16, 09:00am

The prize on offer in the BBC’s popular television show, ‘The Apprentice’ has been changed to reflect the reliance currently being placed on small businesses to boost the economy.

In 2016, the successful Apprentice will no longer win a £100K job working in one of Lord Sugar’s businesses. Instead, Lord Sugar will set up a new [...]

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Desperate Business Owners Resort to Pawn for Funding

Sarah Bean - Thursday 16.17.16, 11:42am

Faced with difficulties borrowing from the banks, and attracted by easy availability of funding, a growing number of small business owners are turning to pawnbrokers.
One such firm, Borro, says it has seen a 45% rise in small business customers over the past year alone.  In an interview with Will Smale, the BBC’s Business Reporter, Borro’s [...]

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No Bribes Please, We’re British

Sarah Bean - Tuesday 14.17.16, 11:43am

Guideline procedures which businesses can implement to prevent bribery on their behalf will be published in the New Year, prior to the Bribery Act coming into force in April 2016.  This is to allow businesses an adequate familiarisation period before the Act commences.
The Act is intended to ensure the UK is at the forefront of [...]

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