It's exactly why anyone would want to venture into the world of self-employment: flexibility, ownership, financial security, and in some cases, there was never another option!
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Fast-growing businesses must identify and develop high-potential employees at all levels for career progression– and current leaders have an important part to play
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
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
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?
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?
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?
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
Change is necessary for all companies to grow: but how can you address understandable anxiety among staff when it happens?
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.
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?
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?
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
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
Most people agree we are on the verge of a skills crisis: so how can organisations help themselves by using their internal resources?
Saurav Chopra, CEO and co-founder of Perkbox discusses why workplaces should evolve to put employees first
The debate around the best academic and professional route to forming your own business continues to rumble on – here Lewis Howard makes the case for apprenticeships
With money still tight, can creating employees with an entrepreneurial spark make the difference in a tough marketplace?
The gladiatorial arena of Wimbledon is where champions are made every year: so what can entrepreneurs and business leaders learn from the mindset that drives them to victory?
Virgin Media Business VOOM, the three-month nationwide search for the next big business idea crowned two companies out of 20,000 today: industrious start-up, MacRebur and fast-growth business, bio-bean
Armed with an idea born out of his decades of experience as the managing director at one of the biggest energy companies in Europe, Neil O'Hara launched Energy-Scanner, an online platform that helps SMEs scan for energy prices and get a better deal
Seven tips to communicate professionally in the age of instant chat, from knowing when to use text to how to use gifs
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