When you start out as a small business it?s likely that you?ll have established a close-knit company culture, where everyone knows one another and feels like family. The prospect of expanding can thus be daunting for employers looking to retain this atmosphere.
Your business is expanding. You?re obtaining more customers, establishing offices world-wide and filling holes in production as well as acquiring additional skill sets from new staff. But hopefully you set out some core values beforehand.
Owners define a company?s voice and vision ? their quirks, passion and expertise inspire staff and secure customers. Yet far too many innovative bosses mask their true nature by opting for a generic website.
There's one question everyone seems determined to answer these days: “Why are company values so important?” The answer most shouted about suggests they are the proverbial keys to the cultural kingdom.
Following her family's path into the world of bridal fashion, Charlotte Balbier talks to Real Business about spotting a gap in the traditional market and staying ahead of the competition.
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