Wheely – Your Personal Driver

Wheely – Your Personal Driver

Reporting by Simran Mahli Wheely, London’s first chauffeur- driven ride- hailing app, recently launched in London -offering online services for ordering luxury and executive rides. Anton Chirkunov, Founder and CEO of Wheely, is spending £20,000 a week on incentives on drivers to join the app and £100,00 a month on...

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Small businesses round against disorderly ‘No Deal’ Brexit

Small businesses round against disorderly ‘No Deal’ Brexit

A ‘No Deal’ Brexit would disproportionately affect small businesses in the UK, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). The warning comes attached with new research that reveals the consequences for small businesses if they are faced with any form of customs declarations post Brexit. FSB’s new research found...

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Robot Recruitment: The recruitment industry should seize not shun automation

Robot Recruitment: The recruitment industry should seize not shun automation

There are very few industries in the world that have escaped the clutches of the Internet and the recruitment industry is no exception. Gone are the days in which puff-chested baby-boomers marched up and down the streets from dawn until dusk delivering hand-written CVs to prospective employers. Now, job-seeking millennials...

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Small business confidence in London lagging

Small business confidence in London lagging

More than a third (35%) of small businesses expect their performance will improve over the coming three months. Less than a quarter (24%) believe performance will worsen, according to new Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) figures. The domestic economy (57%) remains the number one barrier to small business growth, with...

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FSB urges Government to improve supply chain procurement for the sake of taxpayers and small businesses

FSB urges Government to improve supply chain procurement for the sake of taxpayers and small businesses

Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is calling on the Government to accept a raft of public procurement reforms that will promote supply chain best-practice and unlock the potential of the UK’s 5.7 million small businesses. Data from the latest FSB report, ‘Chain Reaction: Improving the supply chain experience for smaller firms’,...

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Interview with Alex Limpert, CEO and co-founder of GuestReady

Interview with Alex Limpert, CEO and co-founder of GuestReady

GuestReady is a unique online service that allows Airbnb hosts to professionally manage their property. Nearly two years old, the startup has attracted funding from the likes of Impulse VC, a fund backed by Chelsea F.C. owner Roman Abramovich to Swiss Founders Fund. To date, it has helped nearly 20,000...

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New smart tech is changing the landscape for small buisnesses

New smart tech is changing the landscape for small buisnesses

Founding, growing and managing a company takes a lot of perseverance and hard work. But, innovative technology and the Internet of things (IoT) are not only making companies more adaptable to market fluctuations, they’re also being used to improve businesses’ safety and security systems. As technology continues to evolve, so...

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Fin-Wrech: How FinTech upended the banking sector

Fin-Wrech: How FinTech upended the banking sector

Ever since the days of Tellson’s Bank in A Tale of Two Cities, banking has long been perceived as one of Britain’s most byzantine institutions. Described by Dickens as a ‘triumphant perfection of inconvenience’, Tellson’s Bank epitomised the foggy backroom dealings, gratuitous customer service and paralysing inefficiency synonymous with today’s...

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Google’s civil war

Google’s civil war

As recently as a decade ago Google’s company image verged on beloved. Buoyed by a tide of Steve Jobs-style cool, the corporate giant (even in 2008 giant seemed to sell the search engine short: ‘juggernaut’ perhaps? ‘behemoth’?) had parlayed their superior product and canny artistic flair into the kind of...

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West side story: London’s West End

West side story: London’s West End

Every day, an estimated 500,000 pedestrians trundle up and down London’s glossy Oxford Street. Until this year, pedestrians have had to share the iconic road with two lanes of traffic. Following Sadiq Khan’s announcement last year that Oxford Street will begin pedestrianizing in late 2018, which will cost around £60...

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