Apprenticeships ‘at the heart’ of growing businesses, says parliament’s apprenticeship ambassador

Event at House of Commons highlights growing role apprentices play in supporting small business in the UK

How to put agile business practices in motion

Ben Hutt:

Business agility is a term thrown about a lot in business: but do people really understand what it means and how to achieve it? Talent Party CEO Ben Hutt gives his views

6 tips to retain a start-up culture in a growing business

Growth in a business is always welcome, but how can owners ensure they retain the culture that made them successful in the first place? Talent Party CEO Ben Hutt gives his views

Why you can’t lead from your comfort zone

Strategic advantage: Leaders benefit from delegating their former, more transactional tasks

When workers are promoted to the top job they often have trouble letting go of their former duties and moving on to more strategic tasks. Read on for some tips to resist this urge when you secure a big promotion.

Female entrepreneurship “untapped” in UK

More to do to support women in enterprise despite progress, says government report

Failing companies need a different approach to strategic advice

Floundering firms shouldn't be focused on reinventing themselves, says Wainwright

Robert Wainwright, MD of WWA Consultants, is an advocate of tailoring advice and assistance so that it fits into the busy schedule of a business leader – and explains why to GrowthBusiness.

The legal implications of company directorships

Fiona Beal, professional support lawyer at Brodies, explains the legal framework and responsibilities associated with becoming the director of a business.

The benefits of completing a MSc from an entrepreneur’s perspective

Attending business school can provide a new perspective on entrepreneurship

With a wealth of options out there when it comes to sharpening your business skills, Kaffeination co-founder Matthias Schmid tells us why his decision to complete a MSc in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship at Manchester Business School paid off for him.

What can we learn from literature’s most memorable businessmen?

They are fictional characters from some of history's most classic tales, but what lessons are worth extrapolating?

Why Boris Johnson's job-share would be good news for London business

City and business: Boris Johnson has served as London mayor since 2008

With the mayor of London Boris Johnson set to decide between keeping his position or returning to government, business consultant Leon Emirali argues that a job-share might be a good idea.

Why a non-executive may be just the tonic your growth strategy needs

Alex Arnot, a non-executive board advisor to a range of SME organisations, outlines six reasons why you can’t afford NOT to appoint one.

What makes a successful CEO?

To find out what characteristics contribute to a world-class CEO, GrowthBusiness visited the CEO Summit and posed the question to select members of the new CEO 100 Club.

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Increasing numbers of brands are developing their own content to share with their audience. Businesses of all sizes can similarly leverage the trust customers have in their company to share relevant, timely content.

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Money spinner: Global access to capital is growing

One-third of entrepreneurs report increased access to capital

Global survey conducted by the Entrepreneurs’ Organisation also indicates high level of hiring among entrepreneur community

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The Year of the Plane part 2: Three promises

In his second of a series of blog posts, Ben Hutt, CEO of digital recruitment marketplace Talent Party, shares his thoughts on the three commitments that business owners should make to achieve balance

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Future trends: How will funding be affected by the scheme's failure?

What does the failure of the Funding for Lending scheme mean for small businesses?

The Funding for Lending scheme is running out of steam, so where will mid-market businesses turn now for finance?

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'28% of organisations do not measure the cost of customer service'

Report exposes lack of ROI insight from customer service

The gap in businesses’ measurement of customer experience means they don’t know what customers really want, research finds