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How public relations became a million dollar idea

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:17:58 GMT

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how public relations became a million dollar idea.

Disney-Fox: Five things it could mean

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:28:20 GMT

The BBC's Andrew Neil has five things the $52.4bn (£39bn) tie-up could mean.

Digitally preserving Africa's artefacts

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:55:07 GMT

The National Museum of Kenya has started a new programme to digitally preserve African artefacts.

My close escape from £10,000 bank scam

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:06:07 GMT

Barry Fox, 72, says he had "a close shave" with scammers when trying to buy a Rolls Royce on eBay.

Turning the cactus into a cash crop

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:42:00 GMT

Food technologist and entrepreneur Dr Evelyn Okoth is turning cactus into a cash crop.

The small jeans firm with a big ambition

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:11:43 GMT

With a workforce of just 15 people, the Hiut Denim Company now sells its jeans around the world from its small factory in rural Wales.

How inflation is hitting Britain's bakers

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:11:39 GMT

Bakery owner John Foster explains how the rising price of imports is affecting his business.

Helping poorer Kenyans pay for healthcare

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:13:56 GMT

Paying for healthcare in Kenya has got easier thanks to M-Tiba, a mobile "electronic health wallet".

Job prospects 'will improve' under new economic action plan

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:09:18 GMT

The new action plan means businesses have to make guarantees in order to get financial support.

UK inventors claim funding rules hold them back

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:12:20 GMT

Garden shed inventors talk about the challenges they face to get government funding for their ideas.

Stefano Tresca: 'Fight your battles on a single front'

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:22:39 GMT

CEO Secrets: Tech start-ups should concentrate on their core business and fight on one front at a time, says Stefano Tresca

Brexit: What still needs to be worked out?

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 10:18:29 GMT

As the first phase of talks come to an end, what's been agreed and what is still to come?

The woman making money from food porn

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 00:21:51 GMT

Meet Kimberly Espinel - the blogger teaching people how to photograph food for Instagram. 'I want to be like Bill Gates'

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 11:28:05 GMT

Why, the award-winning musician and front-man for the Black Eyed Peas is collaborating with coders.

New safety systems for London's trams

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 13:21:56 GMT

The BBC's Richard Westcott looks at Transport for London's warning systems aimed at stopping tram drivers dozing off.

Fake goods worth millions seized ahead of Christmas

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:04:36 GMT

The Border Force warns shoppers to be on the look-out for counterfeit products.

How the Model T Ford became a million dollar idea

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:39:43 GMT

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the Model T Ford became a million dollar idea.

Ghana's 'brand-building' ideas guru

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 12:32:47 GMT

Sound and fashion artist Steloolive works with brands to increase their profile.

Drought in Cape Town hits local economy

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:11:45 GMT

A severe drought in Cape Town, South Africa, is having a big impact on the local economy.

The Danish supermarket chain selling 'surplus food'

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:09:53 GMT

A small chain of supermarkets in Denmark is selling what it calls "surplus food", products which have passed the "best before" date or have not quite met manufacturer's rules.

How Narcos boosted a language app

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:30:49 GMT

Language learning app Babbel got some great publicity when the makers of hit Spanish language TV show Narcos suggested a tie-up.

Tapping into India's digital payments revolution

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:20:33 GMT

Bangalore-based software company Ezetap has developed a platform that makes it easy to pay anywhere with any device you like.

CEO Secrets: 'Get the best business grounding you can'

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 00:37:08 GMT

Peter Vicary-Smith, the chief executive of consumer group Which?, says it is important to start your business career at a good company, and be willing to learn.

Business beasts

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 00:38:31 GMT

When it comes to the world of business, do you know your unicorns from your killer bee?

Dubai's grand plan to become a global technology hub

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 00:19:56 GMT

Dubai has amazed the world recently with the hi-technology gadgetry it is adopting. Jeremy Howell looks at its plan to become a global tech hub.

A coal worker's unlikely career change

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 00:13:44 GMT

Hundreds of mining jobs have been lost in Wyoming, but some workers are getting a new opportunity.