UK businesses keen to protect their products and technologies through patents and design rights may benefit from changes proposed by a new Intellectual Property Bill, says the Intellectual Property Office.
Innovative companies in the UK will have access to a record £440 million of funding this year as the Technology Strategy Board steps up its commitment to driving economic growth. The investment was confirmed this week by Universities and Science Minister David Willetts and represents an increase of more than £50 million year on year.
Research commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), revealed that the number of cyber attacks hitting businesses has increased over the last year.
This is just one of the questions to be answered at the 13th annual MemCom conference and awards to be held on May 9th in central London. Some 200 membership marketing delegates from professional bodies, sport and recreation organisations and charities will hear cutting edge presentations, enjoy debate and celebrate achievement at the MemCom 2013 membership marketing awards.
Running a busy association or membership organisation is both highly challenging and rewarding. Outsourcing all or just some of the many different activities involved to experienced association management professionals can pay dividends by freeing you up to focus on really driving your organisation forward. With six years’ experience of managing associations of all shapes and sizes across different industry sectors, CJAM is well placed to be your strategic association management partner.
Small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) struggling to access finance received a boost today as the Business Secretary Vince Cable launched the first phase of the new business bank.
Britain’s business minister called on the Bank of England on Saturday to consider new ways to unblock the flow of credit to small companies in order to help the country’s sluggish economy.
Google has just launched a new campaign to help 30,000 of Britain’s smallest charities boost their fundraising through online tools and the internet. Established in partnership with the Media Trust and Charity Technology Trust, the ‘Grow Your Charity Online’ initiative will provide free training and tools for smaller charities across the country, reports The Guardian. It comprises an online learning hub, specialised training, workshops and live events.
Social media is an indispensable channel to communicate with customers and stakeholders, and used effectively, can help generate sales enquiries, raise your profile and establish strong relationships with existing customers. With many social media predictions circulating for the New Year, our resident social media expert Courtney adds her own to the mix.