Being a newly appointed CEO is, in equal parts, exhilarating and overwhelming. It is a tough, risky job with high levels of responsibility and stress – so getting a good start is essential.
Author Real Business
From 1982 to 1987 I travelled a wild and rocky road on Wall Street. My five years as a futures trader at the epicentre of capitalism were stressful, and to deal with it I played hard. I was young and impressionable and was taken in by all the temptations the city could offer, like a kid in a candy store. It took overcoming alcoholism to boot me in the right direction.
The events of 2016 created a great deal of uncertainty, so it’s important to focus on the things SMEs can do now to manage impending legislation and, ultimately, make life easier in the coming year.
Monday 6 February has been dubbed “National Sickie Day”– the most popular day in the year for UK employees to be reliably unreliable and phone their bosses to say they won’t be in.
Ecommerce company Teespring has paid out nearly $300m to users around the world since launching in 2012. It highlights that in today’s digital age, online selling platforms are providing budding entrepreneurs with the tools to become an Internet millionaire without any upfront cost or risk.
Businesses of all sizes, at all stages of development, can require investment. Almost all successful ones will take on an investor at some point. These are the signs that you should start looking for investment for your business, and start looking now.
When it comes to voice biometrics, The latest Star Wars movie, Rogue One, got me thinking about how long Hollywood has depicted humans having conversations with machines.
From a moral and ethical perspective there are not many people reading this call to ditch traditional business that will disagree with it.
If you’re trying to grow your business organically you’ll need to make sales (and lots of them!) to become successful. If you’re a funded firm, you’re likely to need to make even more sales to keep the hungry VCs off your back and provide the return they crave! This will require a healthy dose of founder selling.
This may have passed you by, but 28 January marked Data Privacy Day. Set up in 2007 to raise awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices, it has now gone global, being observed in more than 50 countries.
As Britain’s ecommerce market matures, many savvy retailers are looking internationally to drive sales and growth this year – and the US ecommerce market is on the radar.
It’s no secret that the first step in any career move is a Google search. Ensuring your job vacancies appear in the top search results, which requires an SEO strategy, is now a key component of your business and marketing plan. And if it isn’t, it should be.