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If you are looking at the impact of external, government regulation on businesses, the news that Barclays boss Jes Staley is facing a fine by UK regulators is a great...

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Barclays boss faces penalty for 'conduct breach'

If, like me, you sometimes wonder whatever happens to those 'entrepreneurs' who win The Apprentice, look no further - Mail Online (which I confess I would never usually recommend to...

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What happened to the winners of The Apprentice?

Starbucks is hitting the headlines today, with the announcement that they will close more than 8,000 company-owned branches in the US for an afternoon next month to carry out "racial bias"...

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Coffee in the news - discrimination, recycling and market trends
17th April 2018

How BMWs are made

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A sensational short video from Business Insider which visits a BMW plant in the USA that makes 1,400 vehicles a day. Over 500 robots and 450 employees work together to produce one SUV. 

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How BMWs are made

Yesterday, Brussels proposed a crackdown on powerful food buyers that force predatory terms on small suppliers. As reported on AgriLand, a news portal for Irish farming industry, the objective is...

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EU proposals to protect suppliers from powerful buyers, in food supply chains

This important aspect of External Influences comes into sharp focus this week, as the new Sugar Tax comes into force on April 6th, and Scotland introduces a minimum price for...

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The sugar tax and minimum pricing for alcohol: how are businesses affected by government policy?

Here is our analysis of the DfE data which shows the number of candidates entered for A Level and GCSE Business in England in summer 2017 and the resulting exam board...

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A Level & GCSE Business Exam Board Market Shares for 2017

Here is a terrific enrichment resource from Dan Murray and Rich Martell - two of the UK's most dynamic web entrepreneurs. Their podcast series has a growing collection of interviews...

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The Secret Leaders Podcast

Here is a superb video on the decline of a retail giant. Sears, once the largest retailer in the United States, is struggling to stay afloat.

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Sears - The Slow Decline of a Retail Giant
3rd April 2018

Trade Wars

After the US imposed tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium, it was inevitable that China would retaliate fast. They have introduced duties of up to 25% on 128 American imports worth $...

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Trade Wars

While it seems as if the wet Easter weather kept us away from the shops, plenty of people were on the road over the long weekend, and it's quite likely...

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Making motorway services pay

A fair sprinkling of business gold in here for Edexcel Paper 3 - the potential impact of tariff and non-tariff barriers on chocolate confectionery imported into the UK (5,000 truck loads each...

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Thorntons worries over Brexit delays and shortages

This is superb - jam-packed (or should that be (blueberry and vegetable-packed) with core business concepts. Sources of finance; dealing with suppliers; niche v mass. It's got the lot -...

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Poorly pup inspires pet food business success story

This is I feel a timely and well-judged blog on habits for effective revision during the Easter holidays.

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Good exam results are made in the Easter holidays

The last Biz Quiz before the Easter break is now live to attempt!

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The Biz Quiz - 19 March 2018
11th March 2018

Nestlé's Gold Blend gambit

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Consumer demand for premium coffee has grown strongly in recent years. How is Nescafe responding to changing market preferences for soluble coffee granules?

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Nestlé's Gold Blend gambit

A blizzard of great business stories feature in this week's Biz Quiz!

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The Biz Quiz - 1 March 2018
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Here is a tremendous case study article on the rapid expansion of Bira 91, an Indian craft beer manufacturer with big ambitions! Pick as many business concepts as you can out...

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Bira 91 - An Indian brand aiming high in craft beer
28th February 2018

The Failure of ToysRUs

Stunning analysis and pure, 900 carat gold, for strategic drift - The BBC reports on the failure of Toys R Us

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The Failure of ToysRUs

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