How to make your company a financial success by focusing on service, not profit

Service-focused: Can you make money without a fixation on profit?

Service-focused: Can you make money without a fixation on profit?

Here, Ali Lijee, founder of the UK’s first nationwide Apple repair network, reveals how he started and subsequently grew his business model which focused on delivering quality service over inflated profits.

Why an independent director is crucial to embracing internationalism

International business: Understanding global markets is crucial

International expansion is one of the most complex procedures a growing business can go through: could hiring a good independent director be the key to success?

Getting things done: Three action models to increase productivity

How can you build a model for effectively prioritising actions and making the most efficient use of your time? This exclusive extract from David Allen's book Getting Things Done should help

How to influence without authority

Bowled over: Influencing others doesn't always require authority

Being able to influence others without relying on authority can be an invaluable skill, says Stephen Archer

Building businesses with a start-up mentality

A start-up mentality is what can propel businesses quickly to the realms of successful SMEs: so how can you maintain the best traits when growing into the higher echelons?

Developing a culture to survive and grow

In tune: Culture is key to survival and growth

Cashflow and corporate structure are always going to be huge in developing your business: but if you ignore culture are you at risk of leaving the continuity piece behind?

Five reasons to invest in staff learning this year

Budget restraints are holding back learning and development programmes: but should businesses be asking if they can afford not to train their staff?

Diamonds in the rough: Identifying and growing your rising stars

Rough diamond: Is the approach to potential flawed?

Is the concept of talent overrated? Here Lumesse HR director Steve Hewitt outlines a radical new approach to identifying the stars of the future

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

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.

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Power play: Can business leaders succeed in politics?

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Serial entrepreneur Ivan Massow has entered the race to succeed Boris Johnson as Mayor of London: but is it ever a good idea for people from the world of business to cross over into politics?

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