“I can honestly say that I have never gone into any business purely to make money. If that is the sole motive then I believe you are better off not doing it. A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.” – Richard Branson

Alternative Finance for Business

Creative England launches £24m debt fund for creative businesses

Creative Growth Fund will offer loans of up to £500,000 to post revenue, IP-rich creative businesses which need finance to scale up


How professionals and corporations can prepare for the AI revolution

Dr Stephen Simpson and Hugh Shields, founders of UK-based corporate performance consultancy Alpha Fortius, advise on how to survive and thrive in the new world of AI

Growth Planning

Big companies, small ideas: Thriving in an entrepreneurial world

With the growing entrepreneurial popularity of co-working communal work spaces, could bigger firms learn something from the entrepreneurial spirit of start-ups and small businesses who champion these new innovative ways of working?


How 10 minutes of mindfulness can make employees happier and more creative

Mindfulness can boost workplace happiness, which has an immediate effect on the bottomline. But is 10 minutes of mindfulness enough to boost creativity?


Why Jerry Brand relies on ‘CLICK’: Creativity, leadership, impact, confidence and knowledge

Jerry Brand has a lot under his belt; a booming transatlantic contract catering business, a successful retail company Russell & Brand, a restaurant chain, a late-career MBA, an eProcurement company, a registered charity for entrepreneurs, and more. He talks to us about what keeps him going from strength to strength.


British businesses at risk of creativity crisis

Nearly half of workers state that creativity and innovation are not encouraged or rewarded within their workplace.


5 practical ways to use mindfulness to allow creativity to flourish

Struggling with creativity? Here are five tips to help you use mindfulness to find inspiration for your business.


Too creative to be an engineer?

With a national emphasis on finding and developing talent in science, technology and mathematics, Liam Hayes looks at the most common stereotypes facing engineers today,


Edge Investments announces £40m fund to boost creative industries

Fund supported by the British Business bank and aims to address ‘funding drought’ in British creative industries.


Tech Innovators 2014: Yossarian Lives provides better insight for creatives

Ever got the feeling that no amount of searching yields anything original? Yossarian Lives is developing a piece of technology that is set to reignite creativity.

Human Resources

Encouraging employee engagement to boost creativity

Eric Collins, managing director of Nampak Plastics, explains how his decision to concentrate on employee engagement has lead to greater innovation throughout the organisation, and why this has been instrumental in the company's successes.