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    Is your website holding your business back?

    2020-08-07T11:07:03Z

    By Amanda Walters The online landscape is ever-evolving, with increasing numbers of digital users, reaching sites on multiple devices every day. According to Statista , in 2021 there will be over 2.14 billion people shopping online - that's up from 1.66 billion in 2016. This means the opportunity for your ...

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    Do you have an entrepreneurial brain?

    2020-08-07T08:00:06Z

    Image: Allan Ajifo Does your brain know how to see solutions and solve problems? Can your brain keep driving you forward when others see insurmountable challenges? Do you have the brain of a born problem-solver, solution-finder, an innovator or even an entrepreneur? The Entrepreneurship Institute is working in partnership with ...

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    Overconfident CEOs less likely to learn from feedback

    2020-08-06T08:59:43Z

    Overconfident, often male, CEOs are reacting much less to both internal and external feedback, particularly negative assessments, and thus are more likely to lead their businesses to failure, according to research from Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna).Companies often evaluate the success of their current business strategy through ...

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    Bringing funding to social enterprise

    2020-08-06T08:02:36Z

    By Nick Travis, partner at Smith & Williamson This article was originally published in Smith & Williamson’s Enterprise magazine, a thought leadership publication for entrepreneurs and growth companies. You can download this issue of Enterprise here . Rod Schwartz is Chief Executive at ClearlySo, Europe’s leading impact investment bank. ClearlySo ...

  • Goal 17
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    Transforming business through mentoring

    2020-08-04T07:01:33Z

    By Nick Travis, partner at Smith & Williamson This article was originally published in Smith & Williamson’s Enterprise magazine, a thought leadership publication for entrepreneurs and growth companies. You can download this issue of Enterprise here . Fran Boorman launched Goal 17 to create a new blueprint for industry, showing ...

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    Stop! Don’t Pitch on LinkedIn

    2020-08-03T08:41:50Z

    By Ivan Misner, founder and chief visionary of BNI Raise your hand if you’ve been cold-called on LinkedIn? OK, I can’t really see you but, I’m guessing most of you have. I know I have. It happens to me almost on a daily basis on LinkedIn. Let me give you ...

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    Mobilising global wealth

    2020-07-30T07:04:56Z

    By Nick Travis, partner at Smith & Williamson This article was originally published in Smith & Williamson’s Enterprise magazine, a thought leadership publication for entrepreneurs and growth companies. You can download this issue of Enterprise here . Tom Latchford was drawn to the charity sector after the early death of ...

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    Family ties

    2020-07-28T13:54:46Z

    By Nick Travis, partner at Smith & Williamson This article was originally published in Smith & Williamson's Enterprise magazine, a thought leadership publication for entrepreneurs and growth companies. You can download this issue of Enterprise here . Kitty Higgins and Sharon Pindar want to help every child to read. It’s ...

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    The traditional intranet is dead

    2020-07-24T07:00:15Z

    By Julien Codorniou, VP of Workplace from Facebook Today, employers want staff to get on with their work as normal while working from home. Yet, many expect the highest levels of productivity while still relying on outdated technologies and systems to provide staff with critical workforce materials. This is leading ...

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    A rewarding life at work

    2020-07-24T07:00:00Z

    By Alison Ettridge, chief believer at Talent Intuition Tired of the smoke and mirrors of wellbeing-washing, diversity-washing and superficial corporate purpose, employees are demanding a more rewarding life at work from their employers. In response, companies are developing a more responsible and human-centric approach as we return to work. However, ...

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    The power of STEM

    2020-07-23T07:00:17Z

    By Nick Travis, partner at Smith & Williamson This article was originally published in Smith & Williamson's Enterprise magazine, a thought leadership publication for entrepreneurs and growth companies. You can download this issue of Enterprise here . Fleeing Idi Amin’s reign of terror and being tied up as a suspected ...

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    Changing the world through gaming

    2020-07-21T07:02:41Z

    By Nick Travis, partner at Smith & Williamson This article was originally published in Smith & Williamson's Enterprise magazine, a thought leadership publication for entrepreneurs and growth companies. You can download this issue of Enterprise here . The gaming industry is vast: bigger than the music and film industries combined, ...

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    Supply chain & cloud: What we learnt from COVID-19

    2020-07-17T07:00:23Z

    By Mark Anderson, IT director, Accora When the severity of COVID-19 became clear, we recognised a need to respond. As a manufacturer of assistive care equipment serving public and private sector organisations, and with bed capacity in NHS hospitals becoming overstretched , we had a social responsibility to tackle the ...

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    Using case studies to bolster your business

    2020-07-17T07:00:00Z

    By Honest Communications ‘Case studies’ might sound a little dull - the idea of them may take you back to a sleepy afternoon geography lesson, memorising examples of erosion, or the effects of tourism in Skegness. But we believe case studies, when thought out properly and done well, are a ...

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    What is the most sustainable way to travel?

    2020-07-16T09:25:19Z

    By Katherine Chan, content and marketing manager at Balance Holidays Sustainability is a hot topic when it comes to travel. While we are becoming more aware than ever of the possible detrimental impact of tourism, we are also reminded that some communities and countries prosper and thrive from visitors and ...

  • Origami
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    A green energy world

    2020-07-16T08:00:44Z

    By Nick Travis, partner at Smith & Williamson This article was originally published in Smith & Williamson's Enterprise magazine, a thought leadership publication for entrepreneurs and growth companies. You can download this issue of Enterprise here . Peter Bance’s ‘lightbulb’ moment came after he had already set up and advised ...

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    Preparing for the new normal and building a financial plan

    2020-07-15T08:00:22Z

    By Donna Torres, director of small business at Xero UK There is some light at the end of the tunnel for small businesses. As the lockdown continues to ease many retailers and hospitality businesses are now opening up again, or preparing to return soon. Preparing for what’s around the ...

  • Seedling
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    Impact investment: Building a partnership

    2020-07-14T07:30:31Z

    By Nick Murphy, head of charities investment management at Smith & Williamson This article was originally published in Smith & Williamson's Enterprise magazine, a thought leadership publication for entrepreneurs and growth companies. You can download this issue of Enterprise here . There has been a subtle, but insistent shift in ...

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    Keeping the world Calm

    2020-07-13T11:31:14Z

    By Nick Travis, partner at Smith & Williamson This article was originally published in Smith & Williamson's Enterprise magazine, a thought leadership publication for entrepreneurs and growth companies. You can download this issue of Enterprise here . Mental health problems are a global epidemic. The American Psychiatric Association reports that ...

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    Matching brands to tomorrow's consumers

    2020-07-13T11:29:46Z

    By Nick Travis, partner at Smith & Williamson This article was originally published in Smith & Williamson's Enterprise magazine, a thought leadership publication for entrepreneurs and growth companies. You can download this issue of Enterprise here . Jay Richards’ career as an entrepreneur began when an observant business studies teacher ...