I started A Suit That Fits with the mission of “Bespoke for all” with a friend in 2006. Looking back, I now realise how important it is to have an experienced board with you on the journey. Without exaggerating, I think having an experienced board early on would have skipped 3 years of work. I’m writing this to help other Start-ups skip those 3 years.
Time is money in business and the driving force behind making sales is down to the entire team- The people that you have hand-picked to support you in your journey to success. Are you successful? Are you allowing your team to be successful?
Posted on 27th July 2015 in Leadership.
For most people starting out in business, the recommended route is to ease into self-employment, gradually making lucrative connections until they have enough stability to amicably leave the day job and work on their dreams full time. Brad Burton took a rather different approach.
Managers are familiar with having to monitor and measure staff performance levels, gaps in knowledge, business improvement, staff morale, staff effectiveness and customer experiences. It’s difficult enough when a team is based at a single office location let alone when the team works remotely. The fact that people are no longer in the office does not minimise the need for managerial supervision and the issue of trust needs to be considered.
Posted on 24th July 2015 in Leadership.
“Some entrepreneurs focus too much on themselves,” reckons Andrew Mullinger, Co-Founder and Global Head of Credit at Funding Circle. “Great businesses are about making other people’s lives better. They focus on customers and improve the way they live their lives, giving them meaning and value.”
We could describe 2010 onwards as the decade of the age of ethics. In many areas beyond business – the FIFA Scandal, the MP’s fiddling expenses, the Chilton Enquiry on Iraq, Ed Snowdon’s whistleblowing on Government surveillance, the historic child sex abuse scandals, as well as the mis-selling and rate fixing in banking – we are seeing a rise in a desire for ethical and principled behaviour.
Posted on 23rd July 2015 in Leadership.
Personal Assistants are there to support the work of managers, company directors and who they are employed by to undertake a variety of tasks that the manager would normally partake in to help the business.
Posted on 20th July 2015 in Leadership.
When we think of wealth, the things we think about are obvious — money, and a whole lot of it. You may be born with it, or you may have earned it through your business, but wealth is normally equated to money. And when we think of wellbeing, we normally think of our satisfaction in life, our mental and physical health. Here is why this balance of “Wealth Being” is so very important.
Posted on 15th July 2015 in Leadership.
Enron is long dead but its lessons about corporate values endure. The company’s failure in 2001 represents the largest business insolvency ever while also highlighting corporate ethical faults. For me, on the verge of establishing Circle IT that year, it is a stark reminder of the danger of unhealthy work values and that misplaced morals can kill a company.
I have been running my own business for 3 years, and to those looking to start their own, I would recommend they seek as much professional advice as they can, and take on board all the advice, hints and tips offered to them.
Posted on 10th July 2015 in Leadership.