Serial entrepreneur Margaret Heffernan wrote a great – although perhaps controversial for workaholic entrepreneurs – article in 2008. Although some genuinely love to work overtime, the need to work 60 hours a week comes from tax eating into our spare cash and job insecurity – something that has haunted us since 2008.
Was the News Corporation boss negligent, incompetent or wilfully blind? There are lessons for all leaders in the hacking saga and the findings of the House of Commons committee.
Do paternity-leave changes spell bad news for business?
… but careful cost-cutting can save your business. Serial entrepreneur Margaret Heffernan gives us six golden rules to get the best results when cutting costs.
An M&A is a challenge for any business, so here’s how to avoid a transitional nightmare.
Niche markets rule – especially for entrepreneurs. Why? Two reasons. First, the mass market is simply too expensive for most new businesses to enter. Second, niche markets are characterised by well-defined customers who, because you know them so well, can be satisfied and delighted beyond anything the mass market can provide.
Are there any business orthodoxies left? I sometimes wonder. Especially after talking to entrepreneurs who seem to take pride in flouting them. No-one is more proud of his multiple heresies than Ray Kelvin. Ray who? The man that is Ted Baker.
Behind the smoke and mirrors of climate change: you can’t make a difference without paying a price.
How do we rebuild the country in the wake of the worst recession since World War II? We empower women. And Margaret Heffernan, entrepreneur, CEO, Real Business columnist and public speaker, tells us exactly how to do it.
Will the ill wind that’s blowing leave your business vulnerable, or expose its sturdy foundations?
A downturn is the best time to take your foot off the accelerator and enjoy life in the slow lane for a while.
Today’s struggling start-ups may be tomorrow’s boom-time success stories. Cut them a little slack.