The Business Class Extras

  • It can be hard to make any kind of impression on your manager in the modern workplace. Here's how to stand out from the crowd.

  • The Old Street roundabout, which has been dubbed 'Silicon Roundabout' due to the number of technology companies operating from the area in London.

    Britain is becoming a hub for innovative startups. We look at ten that have achieved staggering rates of growth in the past five years.

  • Brilliant business advice from those in the know

    Four business experts share key nuggets of advice for budding entrepreneurs.

  • Shutl: A blast from the past

    How have Shutl, a company featured in the first series of The Business Class, fared since appearing on the show?

  • What businesses need to consider before exporting

    James Caan, presenter of The Business Class, on the factors businesses must consider before exporting.

  • Is it possible to grow your business without help from banks?

    Charlie Mullins, Managing Director of Pimlico Plumbers, gives his opinion on using banks as a source of funding.

  • By: Anmar Frangoul | Special to CNBC.com

    The holiday season can make or break a business - we take a look at a butcher and bookshop preparing themselves for the Christmas crush.

  • If you find yourself in the enviable position of having two job offers, what should you consider before deciding which one is best for you?

  • By: Anmar Frangoul | Special to CNBC.com

    How two graduates affected by the recession have taken matters into their own hands and started up their own businesses

  • Leading by personal example is one of the hardest skills to master — but get it right and the results will be well worth all the effort.

  • By: Anmar Frangoul | Special to CNBC.com

    We've picked 10 Brits under 30 who are making waves in the business world.

  • By: Anmar Frangoul | Special to CNBC.com

    Choosing whether or not to start exporting is a big decision. What factors do businesses need to consider before selling abroad?

  • By: Anmar Frangoul | Special to CNBC.com

    For many entrepreneurs, attracting investment offers security and the potential to expand - but are there other ways to go about growing?

  • By: James Caan, Entrepreneur

    Even the best make mistakes - how important is it for entrepreneurs to take failure on the chin, and what lessons can be learnt?

  • The Old Street roundabout, which has been dubbed 'Silicon Roundabout' due to the number of technology companies operating from the area in London.
    By: Anmar Frangoul | Special to CNBC.com

    What factors do entrepreneurs need to consider before accepting an offer for their carefully nurtured business?

  • By: James Caan, Entrepreneur

    While there are many things you can do to land a job, the reality is that it is far easier to make basic errors and mistakes when applying for a job.

  • By: Anmar Frangoul | Special to CNBC.com

    Starting your own business can be a risky, time consuming and costly labor of love. Three entrepreneurs share their tips for start-ups.

  • By: Anmar Frangoul | Special to CNBC.com

    For many entrepreneurs, opening their own shop offers an alternative route to market. What do they need to consider before doing so?

  • By: Anmar Frangoul | Special to CNBC.com

    After several tough years, the British economy is showing signs of recovery, with small business owners more confident than ever.

  • By: Anmar Frangoul | Special to CNBC.com

    It's the stuff of movies, but just how far will augmented reality blur the lines between virtual and real?

  • 10 Champions of British Enterprise

    These 10 U.K. entrepreneurs went from minor start-ups to globally recognized brands.

  • How Tough Is It to Do Business in Britain?
    By: Jessica Wilkins, Special to CNBC.com

    The U.K is the seventh easiest country in which to do business, according to a World Bank report, but many entrepreneurs highlight the difficulties small businesses still face in the country.

  • UK Tries Another Tack to Jumpstart Funding to Small Business
    By: Jessica Wilkins, Special to CNBC.com

    It’s a timeless question: how do you fund a start-up when you have no capital? But for entrepreneurs in the U.K. funding has become especially harder to find since the credit crisis.

  • Do Women Entrepreneurs Have a Different Idea of Success?
    By: Jessica Wilkins, Special to CNBC.com

    A report by Britain's Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) into ambition among the SME sector found gender to be one of the most powerful “explanatory variables” when it came to an entrepreneur’s vision. Women may be “less driven by wealth” than their male counterparts, the report suggested.

  • Corner Shop vs. Corner Office: Should Graduates Rethink?
    By: Jessica Wilkins | Special to CNBC.com

    A career in finance was long regarded as a golden ticket to the future, bringing enviable wealth and status. But news of exhausted traders, immoral bankers and huge job cuts at investment firms has graduates wondering if a career in banking is really something to aspire to.

  • Swap Employee Rights for Shares? UK Firms Wary
    By: Jessica Wilkins, Special to CNBC.com

    A murmur of discontent has rumbled round Britain’s small and medium enterprises after Britain’s ruling party proposed an idea recently that would allow small companies to offer their employees shares in return for lower protections from the country’s expansive employment laws.