Each country has a different, yet remarkable way of conducting business – and if you get them wrong, your meeting could be over before it has even begun.
The government reckons there’s 1.3m SMEs in the UK. Do the sums and that means they make up 99.5 per cent of all businesses.
They say moving offices is a sign of growth and progress, but for Tracy Ebdon-Poole it has not been without its headaches and pressures.
Business culture is a key factor for any business, but how do you go about making and communicating changes at a company turning over more than £50m?
The Apprentice makes entertaining TV but doesn’t provide young people with a realistic impression of the real business world, according to columnist Jan Cavelle. She reveals how the show encourages a "me" culture where candidates are often more concerned with their own performance – and blame others when results don’t go their way.
A lack of engagement among the country’s bosses may be having a harmful effect on British business.