What exactly is 'Davos'?

What is 'Davos'? Who can attend? How much does it cost?As the great and the good congregate in a Swiss ski resort, the BBC's Joe Miller explains what goes on at the annual World Economic Forum.Read more:10 things you didn't know about Davos

'Staff should treat a business as if it were their own'

Brothers Rob and Paul Forkan started in business by making flip-flops. Now their brand, Gandys, has four London stores and employs 50 staff. Rob says a company is more likely to succeed if staff treat a business as if it were their own business.Video journalist: Jeremy HowellSee more at CEO Secrets.

10 things you didn't know about Davos

Image copyright Zurich Insurance Every January for almost 50 years, world leaders, the bosses of the world's biggest companies and a sprinkling of celebrities have gathered in a small Swiss mountain town called Davos for the World Economic Forum.But what is it and why do they go? Here are 10 handy facts to make sure…

Poundland 'gift of nothing' sparks eco-rage

Image copyright @KimxPx/PA It's the thought that counts when giving presents - or is it?Discount retailer Poundland has caused controversy with its latest Valentine's Day gift, a heart-shaped package with nothing in it.The Gift of Nothing, naturally priced at £1, is intended as "a bit of fun", says the retailer.But Friends of the Earth and…

Card surcharges: Customers charged hundreds illegally

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Card surcharges were banned in January 2018 Customers are paying hundreds of pounds as retailers are illegally charging for card payments, a BBC investigation has found.Credit and debit card surcharges were banned in January 2018, but retailers, letting agents and even a university have been found breaking the rules.The…

Small firms top Which? annual energy survey

Image copyright Getty Images Small energy suppliers have beaten the so-called Big Six in a customer satisfaction survey by Which?The consumer group surveyed 8,000 UK energy users about their provider and issues such as value for money, customer service and accurate billing.The top five were small suppliers: Octopus Energy, Robin Hood Energy, So Energy, Ebico…