It is important in life to deliver the best results – to maximise on your assets. In terms of business, the most important asset a company has is often its people.
Author Charlie Mullins
When I set up Pimlico Plumbers in 1979, plumbing didn’t have the best reputation, plagued by cowboys turning up in rusty vans. I had to change this perception if I was to stand any chance of winning, and keeping, work.
For all my disappointment in the government when it comes to Brexit, I would like to congratulate Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey for highlighting the importance of work experience and job placements to both young people and employers.
It’s the start of the school summer holidays and the world, for a short while, slows down as “out-of-office” emails outweigh the amount of people at their desks. But while many bosses stress about this period, they should actually be taking leave as well, says columnist Charlie Mullins.
It’s amazing how the meaning of words change. Sometimes they are adopted to mean something completely different, and in other cases they can swap from being a negative to a positive. Take hustle, for example.
I’ve always believed that competitive advantage in business should be about applying enterprising ingenuity, delivering quality service and having excellent products.
Real Business columnist Charlie Mullins discusses how Network Rail’s sales of railway arches could impact SMEs.
A lot of things in life are circular. Be it fashion, music or indeed business, some things keep coming back into style. Let’s hope high street stores follow the same trend.
It’s not a surprise that I was disappointed with the outcome of our Supreme Court hearing, which ruled against Pimlico Plumbers.
This week, up and down the country, millions of self-employed contractors will be glued to their smartphones, radios and TV screens to discover the outcome of a court case that will have major ramifications on their livelihoods.
In the words of recently-departed funny man, Ken Dodd, happiness is the greatest gift to possess. But narrowing down exactly what makes someone happy is a whole different ball game, especially when it comes to business and achieving the mystical perfect work-life balance.
As the retail industry takes another body blow with planned store closures at high street cornerstone Marks & Spencer, and after Homebase was flogged for a quid, there doesn’t seem much motivation to open a business with a shop front anymore.