Q: I???m currently recruiting for two sales positions. I have a shortlist of ten applicants. What activity can I give them, as a group, that will highlight which pair works best together?
Q: I used to know every single employee by name (and even their birthdays!), but it gets harder as the firm gets bigger. Any tips on keeping the ???entrepreneurial??? culture alive?
Q: One of our clients hasn’t paid us for the work we did four months ago, despite a flood of letters/emails/phone calls from us. They’re one of our biggest customers and I don’t want to wreck the relationship. What would you advise?
Q: I need a large cash injection to build an extension to our factory in Yorkshire. Would you recommend debt or equity?
Q: My co-founder is loading one of our senior female team members with menial, secretarial jobs. It???s not why we hired her and, frankly, it???s degrading. What should I do?
Q: We???re having an office party to celebrate a great financial year. Should employees??? significant others be invited?
Q: I was recently asked to tell a joke as an icebreaker at a networking event ??? but I could only think of very crass ones! What???s a polite, PC joke I can tell if I find myself in the same situation?
Q: I???m quite traditional in my approach to work attire. Some of the younger members of my sales team no longer bother with ties; some even turn up in jeans. Am I right to introduce a dress code?
Q: My daughter and I started a business together 12 years ago. It???s gone from strength to strength, but I find myself handing over ever more responsibility to her. How do I know when it???s time to hand over completely?
Question: My daughter and I started a business together 12 years ago. It’s gone from strength to strength, but I'm handing over ever more responsibility to her. When do I hand over completely?
Question: I’m quite traditional in my approach to work attire. I’ve noticed that some of the younger members of my sales team no longer bother with ties; some even turn up in jeans! Am I just being old-fashioned, or am I right to introduce a dress code?
Q: Should I send a casual email asking staff not to use the company phones for personal conversations – or would that seem petty?