Has investment in start-ups and growing businesses become more attractive due to changes to Capital Gains Tax and Entrepreneurs' Relief? 1,200 members of the Institute of Directors were surveyed in April and Stephen Herring, Head of Taxation at the Institute of Directors, discussed the findings.
Ed Molyneux, CEO and co-founder of FreeAgent, discussed the research conducted by the online accounting system provider, which found that UK micro-businesses write off £9 billion every year due to unpaid invoices. So how can companies avoid this and is the treasury missing out? Ed also has some useful advice for freelancers.
Linda visited the founders of Flock- Emma Sexton and Megan Thomas. Flock is a curated collaborative network, where business is done entirely collaboratively, where giving and taking is equal, and where people don't need to compete. Flock is a business in its own right, running events, actively looking for franchise opportunities, with global ambitions.
Linda Lewis visits the people behind Cauli Rice an innovative range of low carb, low calory rice made from cauliflower which available in supermarkets. About a year ago Gem Misa was one of the finalists slightly nervously lined up to pitch their business idea to Richard Branson in the annual Virgin competition for start-ups and new businesses. An advertising campaign was part of their prize, Cauli Rice got a lot of media attention. And not long afterwards their innovative range of low carb, low calorie rice made from cauliflower was launched in supermarkets and online.
Since then, co-founders Gem Misa and her husband Jamie have raised more investment, won more prizes and are already planning various new flavours and business extras, such as a subscription service for people watching their weight who want their low carbs delivered straight to the door in a regular order. With sales soaring, they've also opened an office in Battersea, South London.
This week Nick Peters focuses on rebranding, using Coca Cola as his prime example. He speaks to branding expert Adrian Day on how the adverts for the iconic fizzy drink have completely changed, especially as health campaigns emerged to fight obesity. Nick also analyses how online content has changed for brands and advertisers since the birth of the Internet with Max Tatton-Brown, from Augur. Nick also compares YouTube video campaigns as more powerful advertising tools than TV adverts with Joe Wade, Founder of Don’t Panic and BAFTA-winning filmmaker.
Garreth Wood is on Track Record this week with Sue Dougan, listing his top songs and explaining how his leisure company- the Speratus Group- has become one of Scotland's leading independent operators since 2009.
The Entrepreneur Show takes a look at interesting businesses and talks to the people behind them. Whether you already run your own business or are thinking about taking the plunge, we'll bring you everything you need to guide your business from concept to success.
We all know that life can throw up all sorts of issues that we have to face - both personal and professional. But how do you manage these and even become stronger and more successful as a result? Today we're bringing you the first in an occasional series looking at how leading business people have overcome adversity and used to it forge forward. Georgie speaks to Carole Gaskell, Founder and Managing Director of Full Potential Group and her husband Peter Maul, who is also company secretary