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Entrepreneurial leadership

Effective entrepreneurial leadership is becoming increasingly important in today’s fast moving global economy. But what is it and what does it mean for those working with such an…

Bridging the gap between business and academia

The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has set up a team of academic experts whose job is to provide a pathway between its Bristol Business School and SMEs.  The…

Business schools and small businesses need to speak the same language

One of the most challenging paradoxes at the heart of enterprise education, as has been touched on previously on these pages, is that students are routinely encouraged to think big…

Good morning, digital co-worker

Psychologically, we’re still cave people in a digital world. We can’t expect people to turn into cybernauts unaffected by all its threats and strains. But, as Monideepa…

Grow your own: The apprenticeships levy

The imminent levy on large organisations to fund three million new apprenticeships is going to transform the future shape of training and development. Neil Ralph sets out what…

The Generation Game

Succession has been as much a crisis for family businesses as it has been for monarchies throughout history. Given family enterprises like Beretta, Loacker, Marriott and Walmart…

Mind the GAP: Strathclyde’s Growth Advantage Programme’s positive impact

In 2015 Strathclyde Business School launched the Growth Advantage Programme (GAP) which allows business owners to take a step back from their daily tasks and focus on new…

Exporting on a budget

A few weeks ago I was asked to speak at a briefing of diplomats, journalists and industry lobbyists that had convened to discuss the impact of BREXIT upon SME’s and our future…

What is a small business to do?

That’s the question that the University of Portsmouth asked itself in 2013 when it decided to cement its position in the local community as an organisation that supports and…

Why the Northern Powerhouse remains crucial for Yorkshire

Critics of the Northern Powerhouse view it as a triumph of rhetoric over substance. While applauding the ambition of growing the North’s economy through infrastructure investment…