John Stapleton, the co-founder of New Covent Garden Soup who now invests in and advises growth companies, reveals how he got into business and what he’s learned in his 20+ years of being an entrepreneur.
If you’re looking for books a little more cerebral to pack in your beach bag this summer, Steve Butler, CEO, Punter Southall Aspire has put together a list of his top five reads.
The international climate this year looks to be filled with volatility, which is a concern for UK firms looking for success in business overseas.
Whether it’s the gregariousness of Richard Branson or the fierceness of Alan Sugar, here are the traits that bring the big names such business success.
Social enterprises are businesses that exist to tackle social problems and protect the environment. And while many may suggest embracing the dualism required to both do good and make money isn’t easy, the number of small social enterprises in the UK suggest otherwise.
Business success is dependent on a number of things; the idea, the timing and of course the funding.
Elinor Hull, associate director at LOC Consulting, puts forward her case for dropping the outdated term "strategy" in favour of a more relevant, and useful, approach – bringing together the right language and action to underscore intentions.
Richard Branson’s appetite for excitement and adventure has seen him tackle incredible challenges both inside and outside of work and is, perhaps, as insatiable as his business drive.
Bollywood's Shah Rukh Khan once said that success is an extremely strange thing in the fact that “a successful person doesn't actually know why he or she is successful.”
In a world where consumers are bombarded with marketing messages, it’s imperative to ensure you’re delivering the right messages, to the right people via the right channels.
In May, a Guardian Small Business Network poll asked, "Is location important to your business?" Almost 78 per cent of respondents said yes.
Employee numbers no longer denote business success. Quite the opposite, in fact