Category : Business leadership

Are exit strategies nonsense? I think so.

This is a guest post by James Sheard, chartered accountant and founder of The Accountancy People If you go to management school they’ll tell you that you must have an exit strategy to make sure you ...

Is fear blocking your business?

This is a guest post by James Sheard, chartered accountant and founder of The Accountancy People What are you frightened of? Is it really true that we have nothing to fear but fear itself?  Is Fear B...

Don’t let poor relationships fester: address issues sooner

Inevitably issues arise between people in groups at work. But if they’re allowed to grind on for too long, fester, and grow chronic, you – as business owner – could end up with big problems. Don...

Small means agile: and that means you can win

Sometimes it’s easy to see the clout big business has over a small enterprise like yours – and overlook its many challenges. A useful piece over in The Telegraph recently sets the record straight ...

Your new small business: Leadership mistakes to avoid

We all know that just being good at something doesn’t mean you can run and operate a business effectively and successfully. However, this is easier to digest than going ahead and trying to avoid mak...

How many women are on your board…?

The figures are still nowhere near even, though more so than back in 2013, says this piece titled ‘Women make up less than a quarter of UK boardrooms’ over in The Guardian.  It starts powerfully....

Ever get tired of everyone talking their business up? Time to hear the backstory

Nobody has started a small business without experiencing challenges. But does it sometimes feel like no one’s willing to admit to these? Is everyone so busy talking themselves or their brand up they...

Small businesses: not planning on hiring any time soon. Are you?

Is this one fallout from Brexit? A reticence on the part of small businesses like yours to continue hiring? Certainly, this piece over on Real Business, reporting on research from Zurich, suggests the...

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