When it comes to scaling, money can often be the motive, but Sage CMO Santiago Solanas offered some insights from his 25 years’ worth of experience in the business world to state that it’s actually the founders who can be the barrier standing in the way of growth – not the purse strings.
As more employers begin to offer a flexible approach to work so increases the number of us choosing to work from home. Less meetings and interruptions from co-workers are just some of the advantages but just as important is taking the time to understand the potential disadvantages.
The transition from founder to CEO is often a tricky one. So we called on numerous business leaders to share their advice for those looking to be at the helm of a company for the first time.
A month has passed since the UK decided to leave the EU, and as the dust settles, David Gibbs, partner at Alliotts Accountants, looks at the tax implications and how businesses may be affected by the decision in both the short and long term.
With the rise of platforms such as Instagram, Pinterest and Snapchat, internet users now have on average 5.54 social media accounts each. For businesses, social media provides rich opportunity for customer engagement by increasing awareness and building their brand personality.
Following on from a look at which VoIP system is best for your business, Rafael Cortes, Foehn head of marketing, by getting down to the specifics of how a cloud phone system can save money for your business and improve the productivity of your employees.
Sorry can be the hardest word – and it’s also the most disarming in the English language. No one likes eating humble pie, but unless you’re very fortunate the chances are you’ll have to apologise for something at some time during your business career.
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.
When was the last time you took a deep-dive look at your customers’ interests? If it’s more than a year ago, think again: the marketing landscape is changing faster than ever. And if you want to keep pace, Starcount’s CEO and chief data scientist told Real Business, then you need to know exactly what makes your consumers tick.
Whether you are an optimistic Brexiteer or a Remainer still in mourning, there is a consensus that the UK faces a period of economic and political uncertainty while it recalibrates its relationship with the EU. With talk already of deals stalling and investor and consumer confidence dropping, many businesses are considering whether they will need to make redundancies to weather the storm.
Just over a year after former chancellor George Osborne introduced pension reforms aimed at giving savers better access to their pension, the government has said it represents a “revolution” that has gone from “strength to strength”.
When the sun comes out to play, it’s understandable that staff often want to be anywhere other than the office – so keeping them productive can be a real challenge. But the good news is that it’s not impossible; there are still ways to ensure that you’re getting the most out of your workforce.