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Skills and fit: Can you get the balance right?

Tom Marsden, CEO of Saberr, discusses the “skills versus fit” debate and advises how companies can be more diligent in the hiring process to make sure they get the balance right

How to grow your business if you’ve run out of ideas

Out of ideas: How do you react when inspiration runs dry?

Running out of ideas can seem like a dead-end: but there are ways you can work through a creative block in your business thinking, say Amasty

Boosting profits and staff retention through a shared corporate vision

Motivating staff and building profits are the two main pillars of any successful business: is presenting a share corporate vision the way to master both?

Sports Direct's leadership crisis – how shareholders can protect themselves

Leadership crisis: How can shareholders protect their interest?

The recent troubles at Sports Direct threw up a number of pressing questions: Here Brian Palmer looks at one, namely how can shareholders protect their interests against malpractice at the top?

Practical steps to incentivise and fuel innovation in your business

We all see innovation as the Holy Grail for driving a business forward: but what real world steps can be take to ensure this happens?

The modern rulebook: Putting purpose, vision and values at the heart of a business

Purpose and values: Are you putting these at the hear of your business?

A new digital openness means that businesses are more exposed than ever before: one positive this had produced is an increased focus on values and purpose, says Mel Wombwell from Grant Thornton

How can you keep your staff onboard during periods of change?

Change is necessary for all companies to grow: but how can you address understandable anxiety among staff when it happens?

Be transparent, expect transparency - Lord Sugar's advice to businesses

Business advice: Lord Sugar is the top name in UK enterprise

Renowned businessperson Lord Alan Sugar has been providing his tips for entrepreneurs, via business data site Company Check. Here, Alastair Campbell, founder of Company Check, explores what Sugar’s advice means for businesses.

Why your company should develop a mentoring scheme

Some smaller companies shy away from mentoring schemes because of the investment required in both time and resources: but can that initial outlay be returned with interest if done right?

Are you in need of a small business guardian angel?

Business angel: Can a mentor give your business a lift?

Starting a business is one of the hardest things to do, especially with no experience: so can getting an experienced ally on board make the difference?

Working smart: Five ways to keep your staff loyal

Staff turnover can be a real problem for SMEs if it gets out of hand: so here are five ways to ensure your staff stick around for at least a little longer, in association with Cartridge Save 

No way Jose: how to handle your SME staff better than Mourinho

With a very public dressing down for two senior staff members and poor results, Jose Mourinho's management has been called into question: so here's how to ensure yours isn't

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