Like or not, Brexit is beginning and the effects are impacting businesses in the UK. But, while we are starting to see the fallout, many questions remain unanswered. And one of these questions involves corporation tax.
Just as the skills for launching a business can differ from those required for managing successful growth sustainably and continually, there is another critical factor they should monitor.
From growth and compliance to hiring and employee satisfaction, jargon always seems to get in the way.
When you’re leading a fast-growth business it can often be hard to prioritise and remain productive, so Real Business has found out how nine high flyers construct their typical working day.
I once described being a business leader or entrepreneur as being akin to a pinball. You know the game…the ball speeds out from the starting blocks and from that point until the game ends, the ball pings from one pillar to another. Sound familiar? It’s why some decide they need outsourcing to grow.
As head honcho, you know exactly how much blood, sweat and tears went into building your corner of the corporate world. In many ways, it is like your child – you raised it from nothing. But to ensure its growth you need a business continuity plan.
As a business leader, it can be difficult to tell if the business is growing from its core, or if it’s being influenced by its environment.
Online gambling – an unstoppable vice or a natural human urge for risk? Whatever your opinion on it, making bets is certainly big business.
Nobody knows exactly how our divorce from the EU will turn out – just recall the predictions of doom and gloom that immediately followed the surprise vote and compare it to what actually transpired. However, there are numerous known factors bosses can control during this uncertain time.
Seeking advice from external consultants isn’t a sign of weakness. Instead, it is indicative of a shrewd business-focused mind that is aware of any weak links.
Imagine zooming all the way to Mars, only to realise you’ve left your spacesuit at home. It sounds absurd but it is happening with SMEs in the tech sector. After coming a long way, some are unable to take the next step. It’s all because something vital is missing – and it’s time to cross new frontiers.
It’s often been said that family business underpins the UK economy. From small enterprises to large behemoths, more than 30,000 family owned businesses operate in the UK, generating £1.3tn in turnover, more than one quarter of the national GDP and employing over 12m people.