LawBite CEO Clive Rich reflects on his company’s recent poll which suggests the start of COVID loan repayments, and the tapering of furlough is significantly disrupting the SME sector.
In addition to the stress, anxiety, disruption, and host of other challenges that the coronavirus pandemic imposed on all of us, it was expensive.
Throughout my career, people have often asked me: “What do I need to become a successful entrepreneur?” It’s a complex question and, the sad truth is, it depends on who it is that’s asking.
Starting a new business venture can be tough, no matter your age or experience. It takes a lot of drive and hard work to stand out in the market and make your company a success.
I always look forward to the Paralympics. The Tokyo Games, as well as making fantastic spectatorship, were a well of inspiration. They brought so many lessons about hope, ambition, and resilience, which can be applied to business, as much as sport.
This summer saw seasoned entrepreneur and former Barack Obama adviser Eric Collins set out to transform small, struggling businesses on The Money Maker, a new series for entrepreneurs launched on Channel 4.
Winston Churchill is reported to have said, “Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” I really wish I had better understood this earlier on in my own business journey.
The pandemic has hit some sectors harder, longer. While many companies are back to something approaching normal, the travel sector remains in the eye of the storm, long haul travel in particular.
With the easing of Covid restrictions, small businesses can breathe a collective sigh of relief as they’ll hopefully remain open for the foreseeable future.
Last month, HMV announced a controversial and unusual new plan to expand its store estate, with the opening of ten new stores, including a search for a new London flagship site