Prime Minister Theresa May outlined her commitment to the UK’s 5.4 million small businesses at a round table event earlier this month, saying they ‘underpin the strength of our economy’. She has pledged to enable small businesses to take advantage of the opportunities presented by a UK positioned on the periphery of the European Union. […]
Every entrepreneur behind a startup wants the same thing; for their business to grow quickly and start turning a profit. There are of course no guarantees that a business will scale, let alone quickly, so the people at the helm of the company and the staff involved need to work together to take things to […]
For a consultancy owner looking to turbocharge growth through best practice in their resourcing function, there are two fundamental challenges. The first is that resourcing information is in constant flux. If someone falls sick, or a project is delayed, everything changes. This makes visibility difficult: getting information out of people’s heads and into a source […]
Posted on 24th August 2016 in Growth.
As an entrepreneur, from day one you must have the passion and determination to get your business idea off the ground. There are many ingredients that go into creating a successful business but first and foremost, your drive and energy is ultimately what is going to make your initial business idea a reality. It sounds […]
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, […]