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.
It was only through making observations in his everyday life that Martin Campbell realised a good pitching style works there as well as it does in business.
With a young and dynamic staff, White Stuff has found managing expenses through an app an obvious step – a move which means head office is not drowning in paper.
The role finance professionals are playing within our businesses is changing. We are rapidly moving away from those days when they were still viewed as back-office number crunchers, and towards digital working.
Founded in 2003 by Mark Flanagan, who remains managing director of the business, Shieldyourself has garnered itself a reputation for exceptional quality standards – something that was reflected in its attainment of a Commendation for Excellence in 2014. We quizzed Flanagan about how the use of software and apps has enabled the company to beat away the competition.
Having set himself the goal of having a business turning over £5m within seven years, entrepreneur Joe Fogel tells us how a wide range of digital tools have helped he and VaioPak Group become so successful.
Away from the swathes of technology-based startups populating the business landscape are a community of small enterprises leveraging digital techniques to expand offerings and compete with bigger players in an awe-inspiring way.
With the achievement of business growth often coming down to fast decision making, Real Business quizzed three company leaders about what kind of technical support backs up their expansion plans in the best way.
Whether you’re a small business with only a couple of employees, or an established medium-sized firm with a staff count in the hundreds, payroll is a core operational component that you cannot afford to get wrong.
Whether you’re an early-stage business builder or established entrepreneur looking to take the business to the next level, governance forms an important part of daily operations – but is something to be done expediently and conclusively by leveraging new techniques. Real Business meets those who have implemented vital time-saving strategies to create a new technology-led way of addressing key factors such as accounting and ordering.
Real Business has joined forces with technology partner O2 Business to provide one lucky reader with two tickets to see the England rugby team take on rivals France in the QBE International Series at Twickenham.
With software and online tools providing one of the best, and quickest, ways to increase productivity, we find out from TopLine Comms founder Heather Baker why business leaders mustn't be afraid to first experiment with it, and then reflect why it might not have worked if the desired effect was not found.