If you want to tick your firm’s charity boxes, don’t just send a cheque like every Tom, Dick and Harry Ltd. Try something a little more unusual.
Do you work as hard as your entrepreneur-peers? How many hours a week is acceptable for a top entrepreneur? Is there a relationship between how hard you work and how successful your business is? All is revealed in a survey out today.
When James Eder set up studentbeans.com in June 2005, he brushed up on his marketing skills by reading Marketing Judo: Building Your Business Using Brains Not Budget by John Barnes and Richard Richardson – the pair who turned the Harry Ramsden’s fish and chip restaurant into an international brand.
Nicholas De Lacy-Brown thought being fired by Alan Sugar was bad. Little did he know that a few months later, he’d receive a far more crushing blow.
Almost four months after starting at Velocity, our receptionist, Laura, left the business. We’d just paid a recruitment fee to find her but weren’t entitled to any reduction or rebate. As a result, we felt pretty hard done by… until we found out she was pregnant.