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Mastering the right mindset for leading a family business

Leadership of private family businesses is different. In addition to executive management or C-Suite capabilities[1] such as development of sound business, financial, marketing,…

When being innovative isn’t enough

One of the harshest lessons for new businesses is that virtue may be the only reward an innovator gains. It is over a century and a half since Ralph Waldo Emerson claimed the world…

Why tech investors value teams, not just tech

One of the main challenges facing entrepreneurs is being able to articulate and maintain perspective on the commercial relevance of their technology or innovation. A technology’s…

Family firms – lessons in innovation

Family firms are traditionally badged the conservatives of the business world – unadventurous, slow to change, and too fond of familiar traditions and habits. However recent…

Knowing your Competitors

This is the second of three blogs that describe the underpinning all businesses need to have to enable growth in their business. We talked last time about getting an in-depth…

Knowing your ‘Consumer’ and your ‘Customer’

This is the first of three blogs that describe the underpinning all businesses need to have to enable growth. You will often hear people use the terms ‘customers’ and…

Opening your eyes to international growth

As the founder of a digital agency, Cameron and Wilding Ltd, I know all too well what it is like to juggle a million different priorities as you grow a business. So when do you…

Workplace Dress Codes: Time for a Review?

You may have read about Nicola Thorp, a receptionist, who was sent home for refusing to wear high heels.  This sparked considerable debate about dress codes in the workplace,…

Business growth, innovation and state funding

Ask an audience of new business owners to identify the most crucial driver of growth and you are likely to receive an array of responses. The list might include talent,…

How business schools can fuel high growth companies

Since co-founding Impression at the end of 2012 I have learnt a lot about running a business in a short space of time. Although my degree in management and marketing provided me…