To be one of those highly effective finance directors, you have to be up-to-date on all the latest accounting standards, be know the latest developments in tax legislation and spend long hours in your office reviewing reconciliations and signing off VAT returns. That’s right isn’t it? No.
Along your way to become a business owner, you’ve probably heard all sorts of bad advice from people. Would you let that stop you though?
If you’re bringing a technology-based product to market, then you could be at risk of falling in love with your product – to a dangerous extent.
In wanting to free himself up to be the creative driver of his business, Nigel Shanahan has been on the hunt for a new CEO – and shares some valuable tips.
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 week is, traditionally, one of the busiest in business. The schools are back from summer holidays and, therefore, so are many of the business owners that drive the economy forward.
The above question is both as stunning in its simplicity as it is difficult to answer. It is the central concept of the compelling business analysis book "Good to Great" by Jim Collins first published in 2001.
An array of investments made by rapper Snoop Dogg have made some ponder whether he’s trying to set up his own marijuana empire. However, he may be trying to create an entire industry – and here’s how.
The core idea of the customer-led company is to focus on needs and not products. With this in mind, Real Business talked to Virgin Wines CEO Jay Wright about how the customer's needs should be central to any business.
An experienced finance director, Paul Turner is also a passionate cyclist. Some seven years ago, he became a portfolio FD to accommodate in his life the things he truly enjoyed.
At this year's First Women Summit, Wonder Place CEO Sofia Fenichell suggested that building a business is like getting pregnant and falling in love even if it’s an ugly baby. But according to Jan Cavelle, it's all to easy to fall out of love when there are so many potholes on your road to business success.
Getting passionate about process!