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Company culture: It's about more than internal gains, it affects the bottom line too

Company culture: It's about more than internal gains, it affects the bottom line too

Productivity gap is a barrier to business efficiency and a more sustainable future

Office space: Can a superior arrangement aid productivity?

Productivity and sustainability are two words that crop up in more and more conversations around work: is optimising your workplace the best way to increase them?

Six tips to develop your high-growth mindset

Is achieving high-growth all in the mindset? Having the right mental approach certainly goes a long way, says Rob Turner

Five key questions to ask yourself during high-growth periods

People power: Make sure your people are included in your success

When the balance sheet is soaring and new business is flying in, it's easy to forget about looking after your existing workforce: here are five questions you can ask yourself to make sure that doesn't happen

How SMEs are making a home in the Northern Powerhouse

Craig Donnelly, director at, discusses the Northern Powerhouse and how the government’s commitment to rebalancing the UK’s economy could make the North a more attractive prospect to small businesses

The leap from ‘revenue’ to ‘scalable’ - 5 ways you might be limiting growth

Scaling business: Make sure you're not holding back your own growth

Hard work is only one part of the puzzle when scaling your business to its full potential: so how can you make sure all those hours pay off?

Five common growing pains for small businesses

What are the biggest common headaches experienced by growing businesses? See if you agree with the five outlined below

Internal efficiencies: the key to reducing red tape

Tied up: Red tape can distract from the important business of making a profit

Red tape is consistently cited as one of the main barriers to business growth: so how can businesses adapt their own working methods to minimise its impact?

How does the Enterprise Bill affect job creation among SMEs?

Lack of skills is an issue that has been worrying SME business owners for some time now: so is the Enterprise Bill the answer and what can be down until its effects are felt?

From Corby to the Kremlin: how one UK business got some love from Russia

Russian dolls: One UK company got an unexpected call from Moscow

Duncan Geddes tells the story of how one company got a very unexpected but welcome call from the Kremlin: have you experienced anything similar?

You’re Hired! Why apprenticeship schemes can benefit small businesses

With regular media and political discussions around how to encourage greater uptake of apprenticeships, Annamarie Petsis Jones, HR director at business energy supplier Opus Energy, discusses the valuable role apprentices can play in a business’ operations and the practicalities of taking on apprentices

A lesson in business transformation

People who launch their own business often get all the plaudits: but taking over an existing business and overhauling it can be just as impressive and rewarding

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