What do Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter and Google all have in common? Other than being the world’s leading tech firms, they were also founded by personal acquaintances. What, then, makes friendship such a powerful force in business?
Conflicts of interest are one of those things in life that crop up from time to time. Making sure your staff know how to deal with this ahead of time can help avoid too many split loyalties
If left with no option but to let one of your team go, be prepared to invest enough time and resources to make it a relatively pain-free process
With growth at the top of the agenda for small businesses, figuring out who will lead the company into the bright, new world is a rather tall task
Being a good manager may seem simple on paper but, when faced by the day-to-day demands of a business, it’s much harder in practice
International development brings myriad opportunities for small businesses, but it brings its fair share of challenges too
Survey reveals almost half of UK workers feel threatened by their bosses
If the threat of redundancies is on the horizon, battening down the hatches and boarding up the windows may not be the best approach. Instead, engaging directly with staff can be a better way to avoid long-term structural damage