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Three ways to grow a business

The recent death of former US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld inevitably sparked recollections of his infamous “There are known knowns...” speech. Delivered during a 2002…

Big City or Small Town – where’s the best place to set up your business?

Whether you’re an established business searching for a new HQ or are a brand-new startup looking to find your feet, the most important thing to remember is location,…

What I Wished I’d Known Before I Set Out

High-flying female founders share the lessons they've learned from getting started in business.

How Entrepreneurs Can Reduce Mental Health Stigma at Work

Discover how entrepreneurs are leading the way when it comes to pioneering mental health initiatives and working to reduce mental health stigma.

Realising your vision for growth

Find out how a business school partnership boosted a small business onto the international stage.

How to build a brand for your business that stands out?

Tzvete Doncheta offers some key advice on building a business identity that goes beyond brand recognition

The value of small businesses is not all about profit

Should business be all about profit? This used to be a no-brainer, but as we mark the tenth anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers  whilst figureheads like the Archbishop…

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…

Retaining a spirit of entrepreneurship in a growing business

Entrepreneurship almost invariably serves as the bedrock of a small business, but over time that bedrock may be eroded and replaced by something quite different. Growth is often…

Why entrepreneurs need to turn the world of “what if” on its head

One of the reasons why hindsight really is a wonderful thing is that it provides us with an infinite number of “what ifs”. We might remain acutely aware of the futility of…

Success, vision and luck: Is entrepreneurship a matter of “nature” or “nurture”?

The words “entrepreneurship” and “vision” are frequently bandied around in tandem. The general implication is that both encapsulate the ability to make a difference, to…

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…