I started my first business at the age of 21. More recently, I launched another one at 41, and they’ve both been completely different experiences, each with their own advantages and drawbacks.
Posted on 25th April 2016 in Bits & Bytes.
The Post It note. The small unassuming sticky note that gets screwed up and thrown at the wall when your brain just won’t come up with the ideas that will change the world. I’ve been there, many, many times. In fact over the last ten years, I’ve probably used millions of Post It notes. But […]
Need I remind you that ‘winter is coming’? These words of warning and constant vigilance are the motto of House Stark, one of the Great Houses of Westeros in the hit TV show Game of Thrones, which returns for a sixth series on Monday 25 April. Those of us who have followed GOT over the […]
The working day is a long one that’s crammed with tasks and duties that need to be managed and if you’re going to get through it with your sanity and your professional reputation intact, you need to set yourself up for productivity before attacking the day. Being productive means more than simply having the skills […]
Three quarters of people starting a new business said it was more challenging than they expected, according to the ICAEW. But with William Shakespeare’s birthday upon us, as well as the commemoration of 400 years since the playwright’s death, the ICAEW has turned to one of the nation’s most famous writers to lend motivation to […]
Posted on 21st April 2016 in Bits & Bytes.
Retailers are putting unnecessary strain on themselves and Britain’s road networks by offering next-day delivery, according to new research, because it barely matters to shoppers.
While many workers dream of a four-day working week, new research suggests that the over 40s actually perform best while working three days a week.
With Monday (18 April) marking the start of Responsible Business Week in the UK, many innovative companies are wanting to tackle the social and ethical issues that are facing society, ranging from health, finance and education.
Posted on 18th April 2016 in Bits & Bytes.
The eight-hour working day has been entrenched in British culture since the days of the Industrial Revolution, when Robert Owen campaigned for “Eight hours, eight hours recreation, eight hours rest”.
Slow down, charge more, plan better, ask for help, nothing – these are the things most small business owners would do if they could go back in time and start again.