Over the next few months the battle over EU membership will intensify, but the first few skirmishes have taken place with social media being a prominent battle field.
Based on his performance at the despatch box delivering his Autumn Statement, the England Rugby team could have done with George Osborne wearing the number 14 shirt at this year’s Ruby World Cup.
We are a nation of house-buyers, with Brits desperate to put their money in bricks and mortar. However with mortgages harder to come by people are seeking out alternative options. If you have some collateral, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t invest. And I may have a solution for you – dealing in modern art and vintage late twentieth-century furniture.
In his latest column, John Ritchie CEO of Ellipse, sets out the fundamentals for dealing with sickness absence and contends that attention to fundamentals and process are the foundations irrespective of the scale of your business.
Google’s decision to restructure its business under the new corporate name and entity Alphabet is effectively turning the business into a new tech holding company, a structure that is very common to those who regard Sir Richard Branson as their best entrepreneur.
You might be forgiven for thinking I’d be over the moon with the 14 years dished out to trader, Tom Hayes, yesterday, and the prospect that those who helped him are soon to be prosecuted.
Just as well I bunked off school to learn plumbing and didn’t want to be an accountant since it turns out no matter how clever I was there’s not a chance in hell a posh City firm would let me through the door as an employee.
When two employees at New Zealand insurance brokers Marsh Ltd were caught being intimate with each other on company property outside of working hours, it wasn’t just their colleagues that they had to worry about.
The aim of any business is to sell more than your competitors. But for this to happen, you need to remind your customers why they should buy from you rather than a rival. So ask yourself, what is it about your firm that is distinctive?
Running your own business can be a million different things: exhilarating, daunting, demanding, liberating, stressful and rewarding. But whether you’re aiming to open a shop or become the next Richard Branson, there are means and ways of ensuring you get the fundamentals right, which will make the rollercoaster all the smoother.