5 Key ways to really improve team communications

team communications

Monday morning. 9am. A supplier meeting is being held in the swanky central London offices of a well-known organisation. There are 6 people present. Four from our well-known organisation and two from the supplier. The new director of strategy in the organisation has set the ambition for relationships going forward and it aligns with the […]

50% of UK’s smaller businesses owed £17.5 billion in late payments

How a head start on your tax return will benefit your bottom line

A detailed analysis of how the UK’s smaller businesses were impacted by COVID-19 and other economic challenges in 2020 has been published in a joint study by leading payments authority, Pay.UK, and Europe’s largest credit management membership body, the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM). The research, which set out to track how many organisations […]

How to spend your money when launching a food/drink brand

Where to spend your money when launching a food or drinks brand

The Food & Beverage sector attracts many eager start-up founders. And I’ve found that many like to think that they can launch their new brand on a shoestring budget. However, every business needs money to start and, believe me, the Food & Drink industry can suck up a lot more cash than many other sectors […]

The art of not-networking

The art of not-networking

12 November 2020|Business Growth, Latest Posts, Psychology By Vonnie Alexander.  This year of all years I have realised the importance of networking. I have looked at what happened to my business since Covid struck and I realised that my whole career to date has been leading me to here. I am self-employed and didn’t qualify for […]

How to choose a business partner

How to choose a business partner

12 May 2020|Business Growth, Launching a business, Psychology David Kindlon, CEO of Eppione, explains how the business was formed and the best ways to spot a potential entrepreneurial business partner.  I’ve worked in the insurance sector in Ireland for 20+ years, and joined a global network of insurance brokers in 2016, to help with understanding global […]

Female Founder Spotlight: Amy Burgess, Life Spark CBD

Amy Burgess, Life Spark CBD

Amy Burgess is an adventurer in healthy living and sustainable businesses. She launched Life Spark CBD two years ago with her business partner Joanna Szala from her Zero Carbon home/office in East Sussex. Life Spark CBD products are 100% organic, THC free and all come in fully sustainable, eco-friendly packaging.  Prior to Life Spark CBD, Amy worked with […]

How to get your business through tough financial periods

How to get your business through tough financial periods

26 October 2020|Business Growth, Crisis Management, Latest Posts When you run a business, it can be easy to come across certain financial issues. These issues can be caused by anything from mismanagement of funds to periods where there are no new business leads. For any business owner, this can be incredibly disappointing and can cause […]

How to take your new brand from unknown start up to success

How to take your new brand from unknown start up to success

5 January 2021|Business Growth, Latest Posts, Launching a business By Craig Sams and William Fugard, co-founders of Gusto Organic drinks.  How can you take your currently new, unknown food or drink brand, make an impact and perhaps succeed in breaking into the mainstream?  When you don’t have a large corporate budget and other resources it may […]

How to Discover Your Brand’s Purpose

How to Discover Your Brand’s Purpose

16 December 2020|Business Growth, Latest Posts, Launching a business, Marketing, PR, Promotion What’s your brand’s purpose? You’d be surprised how many companies I speak to don’t have an answer to this question. They tell me what their company does, and what makes their product or service better than the competition but that doesn’t really answer […]

How to respond to someone interested in buying your company

How to respond to someone interested in buying your company

12 May 2020|Business Growth Part 2 in this series by author Ryan Floyd, founding Managing Director of Storm Ventures and host of the Ask a VC Youtube Channel’ . Over the last month, since Covid 19 really started to spread throughout the globe, the business world has been transformed and investments have slowed down dramatically. Lots of […]