Pimlico Plumbers boss, Charlie Mullins talks all things optimistic and why this mindset is essential for entrepreneurs during this challenging time.
Despite export figures being at an all-time high, concerns over regulation are holding businesses back.
The recovering eurozone and rising optimism seem to be going hand-in-hand. But out of a sample of six countries, the UK is least confident. This is partly due to Brexit, an issue which hasn’t actually spelled news for all, especially Billericay Fertiliser Services.
Canvassing the views of 1,580 CFOs and FDs across 19 European countries, Deloitte found UK businesses to be more optimistic when compared to the months after the referendum vote.
It is traditional to enter a new year with business optimism, hope and ambition. However, 2017 has the prospects for being one of the most challenging we’ve faced in recent years.
As reliable as the chimes of Big Ben every New Year’s Eve is the wave of resolutions that people break as quick as they set them. However, for 2016, I’d like to see entrepreneurs and business owners make one commitment they stick to – stay confident.
Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) of the UK’s largest companies enter 2016 in a mood of caution and with a strong focus on cost control, according to Deloitte’s quarterly CFO survey.
With Christmas being just around the corner, we tap into the optimism felt by entrepreneurs – who all seem to agree that the rewards of working hard far outweighs the negativity felt when needing to jump hurdles that get in the way.
Deloitte's most recent "European CFO Survey" showed a geographic divide in terms of how confident CFOs were about the financial prospects of their business.
Most SME owners have a good work/life balance, spending plenty of time with the family as well as in the office.
The latest quarterly CBI service sector survey showed the services sector is bouncing back after a weak start in 2015.
“UK workers have a spring in their step”, suggested ADP research, which found that 77 per cent of workers now feel optimistic about their next ten years at work.