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2016 was a year of unprecedented upheaval, and many of us will be keen to see it go. But in spite of (or perhaps because of) all this, businesses are looking confident about their prospects in 2017. Whether it’s leaps in technology, nostalgia for old habits or just selling with a smile, these small business tech trends for 2017 should see your SME through a period of prosperity.
In the post-Brexit clamour to tempt businesses away from Britain, the best claimant may be France. The UK’s closest continental neighbour already has thriving hubs for many of the UK’s key industries. With the banking sector a particularly tempting prize, politicians have already rallied to provide further incentives.
Today, most, if not all businesses understand the importance of climate change. Our ever-increasing consumption of natural resources is widely accepted to be unsustainable, and businesses are having to adapt in order to meet changing customer demands and new governmental policy. In the past year alone, sales of consumer goods from brands with a demonstrated commitment to susta ...
The motivations for starting a business are understandably diverse and complex. In a recent report by the Department for Business Innovation & Skills, over 1,000 global entrepreneurs were interviewed and listed their primary motivations for creating a company. These included: Autonomy & better work: Freedom, flexibility, and better work opportunities.