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.
This month let me give SMEs advice on the importance of ensuring all employees have the legal right to work in the UK.
In the wake of the Royal Mail fiasco, Hugh Hitchcock (DJM Solicitors) advises SMEs on how to get the right valuation for their company.
There is a TV trailer for this week’s Uncover Boss which shows is a girl proclaiming ‘You are picking on me!’ as she tearfully leaves the office. Her boss is left rubbing his head in confusion and exasperation. If you fear this may happen to you here are some tips to avoid such an emotional outcome.