While we can’t always avoid the challenges and set-backs we inevitably face in life and in business, we can take steps to strengthen our resilience to be better prepared for when the road gets bumpy.
As we continue profiling entrepreneurs for Black History Month, one founder explains why he was forced to turn away a client who made an outrageous remark.
To mark its 20th anniversary, Bannatyne Group has announced a £50m investment plan to advance facilities with new technology and equipment across locations nationwide.
Triathlon involves three disciplines – swim, bike and run – which makes it perfect for a multisport programme because everyone can do something, so we’re getting employees to take part in them.
In terms of productivity, since every business is different, arguably there’s no one-size-fits-all answer.
If you keep your workers happy and healthy, they are likely to work harder. Managing productivity in this way makes good business sense.
When it comes to lists about innovative tech locations, it’s perhaps unsurprising that London ranks high. However, it’s by no means the only UK city making waves.
Elena Shifrina’s colourful career has included catwalk modelling and MIT study – but now she wants to conquer the UK with her healthy snacks business Bio Food Lab, which sells 2.5m bars a month in her native Russia.
Enertor, the insole business backed by Usain Bolt, has launched a Crowdcube campaign for £750,000, which has taken off at pace already.
As a startup, there will always be new challenges and you have to accept that very early on. It can be stressful, especially when you have multiple tasks and challenges coming at you from all angles.
The Centre for Mental Health has estimated that over half the cost to business of mental ill health at work is attributable to reduced productivity of employees when at work.
Research found that small businesses are experiencing higher than average absenteeism – 49 per cent of small business owners said staff were taking more than five days per year.