Many start-ups fail to recognize the challenges of this popular business model

Over the past decade “freemium”—a combination of “free” and “premium”—has become the dominant business model among internet start-ups and smartphone app developers. Users get basic features at no cost and can access richer functionality for a subscription fee. If you’ve

How Much Board Turnover Is Best?

 Some criticize boards for leaving the evolution of their composition to chance, allowing director retirements to dictate the pace of change. Support for annual director elections and for increased transparency around director nominations suggests that some shareholders would like to

Debenhams profits fall 25% after ‘challenging’ trading

  Debenhams saw weak sales over Christmas Department store chain Debenhams has reported a 25% fall in profits after what it called a “challenging” first half of the year. Pre-tax profit was £85.2m for the 26 weeks to 1 March,

Fast Retailing lowers full-year profit forecast

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French Connection shares boosted by surge in sales

Shares in High Street fashion chain French Connection have jumped almost 12% after the firm reported a sharp increase in sales. Like-for-like sales, which exclude sales from new stores, rose 11% in the 11 weeks to 12 April from a

BBC was ‘complacent’ over failed £100m IT project

The digital media project was set up in 2008 The BBC was “far too complacent” in its handling of a failed IT project that cost licence fee payers £98.4m. The Digital Media Initiative (DMI) was intended to move the BBC