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

Attending business school can provide a new perspective on entrepreneurship

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?

The Godfather Don Corleone oversaw a mafia empire using novel strategies

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

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

Non-executives can help with factors such as boardroom cohesion

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.

Improving the supply chain through support and advice

Local produce: The cassava root is a vital part of the brewing process

When a company's supply chain stretches across all four corners of the globe, helping them to improve is an important challenge.

The art of growing a family run professional services firm

Growing any business is rarely a walk in the park, but coming in as an outsider to grow a 35-year old, family-run legal services firm is even harder still. 

How the skills of Manchester United's Alex Ferguson can be used to construct a winning business team

And again: Alex Ferguson has created countless new teams during his 27 years

By looking at the skills and leadership qualities of Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson, Simon Swan, co-founder of Hiring-Hub.com, looks at how this can be applied to the business world and the success of growth companies.

How non-executive directors can help with business development and succession

As non-executive directors play a progressively more influential role in how businesses grow, Caroline Belcher, partner and head of the exit planning practice at Cavendish Corporate Finance looks at what they can bring – particularly to the sale process.

Barclays - a lesson in leadership

Stephen Archer: Good culture in turn is a reflection of good values

Stephen Archer, business analyst and director at UK-based business consultancy Spring Partnerships, looks at how the fall-out of the Barclays Libor scandal impacts on the role of leaders in business.

How to avoid ‘group think’ in established companies

The ability to make big strategic decisions is an important part of any company board. Mike Robson, director at advisory firm Azure Partners, looks at how business must avoid the 'group think' mentality.

An uphill march for the manufacturers

British manufacturing has come under increasing pressure to help boost the UK’s economy, writes Mike Norfield, CEO of Team Telecom Group.

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