I would like you to consider the title “What is your innovation DNA?” and think about it in terms of your organisation. Whether you are a founder, company executive, board member, part of the management team or an employee, how would you answer this question?
UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are increasingly looking to export goods and services, with pre-referendum investment in exports reaching a two year high.
For business owners and entrepreneurs, growing your business and reaching new heights is often the ultimate goal. However, reaching this requires the right staff, and building up strong teams. It’s been said before that you’re only as good as the people you hire, but for entrepreneurs it can be difficult to take a step back […]
Buying a business is a significant step for any entrepreneur. You spend all your time tirelessly researching a company to buy, approaching and negotiating with its previous owners to hopefully securing a sale that both parties are happy with. However, once the deal is done and the realisation you have purchased your first business has […]
Starting a business can be a lonely and daunting time for any entrepreneur. Your idea has been ‘approved’ by friends and family. What’s next? Decisions need to be made and the way forward established, but how will you know if you’re on the right track? Who’s going to help?
Posted on 10th August 2016 in Growth.
How do you break through the £1 million turnover barrier? It’s one of those perennial questions asked by entrepreneurs on which everyone you talk to has a view, which to be honest is of little use unless they have actually done it and experienced all the highs and lows. I have built a few companies […]
Posted on 2nd August 2016 in Growth.
If you do not try you will not get, as the saying goes. At the heart of success lies a willingness to take risks. A risk consists of two crucial dimensions: likelihood and impact. The likelihood that you’ll win the jackpot is tiny but the impact – in this case, the amount of money you […]
Posted on 25th July 2016 in Growth.
Ever thought of starting your own business, but just need a reason to go for it? AXA Business Insurance might be able to help… It’s no secret that entrepreneurs are widely recognised as being happier in their careers than their employed peers. Surveys repeatedly show that people are more satisfied when they’re their own boss, […]
Establishing and operating a business, in any sector, is a journey, defined by hard work, humility and learning – as myself and the other co-founders of Christopher Ward have discovered. It is often the things you didn’t expect or initially appreciate that end up becoming the most important to your brand.
Posted on 21st July 2016 in Growth.
Over the last few years, we’ve seen a rapid rise in the number of companies capitalising on the sharing economy. New technologies have spurred on collaborative cultures and made lending to and borrowing from a global network of neighbours to make the most of unused resources the new economic norm.
Posted on 18th July 2016 in Growth.
Success in business isn’t always about making the right choice. It’s about making a choice, and learning from the outcomes of your decisions over and over again. To really make the most of these lessons, it is important to have a sense of direction and, often the most sensible compass is the tried and tested […]
Posted on 18th July 2016 in Growth.
You’ve more than likely heard it before. It’s not what you know, but who you know. What I’m saying is that it is so very true. You can be the most experienced and knowledgeable person in your industry, even on the planet, but if no one knows, you’re unlikely to succeed. How can you expect […]
Posted on 12th July 2016 in Growth.