Alana Spencer, winner of the BBC programme The Apprentice in 2016, gives a frank assessment of why outsourcing was not right for her, and why it was important to reclaim day-to-day control of her company.
There is no such thing as an easy ride in business. Being an entrepreneur is like living life on a rollercoaster, swaying this side, then the other and, at times, flying by the seat of your pants.
If you love life in your comfort zone don’t even consider starting a new business. This is the message from Cecily Mills, owner of Coconuts Organic, which has gone from strength to strength during the four years of its existence.
The weeks immediately after a startup’s launch can be the most exciting and turbulent in its life. But keeping a cool head can help ensure your business doesn’t break apart in the process
Running your own business is an exciting prospect. It allows you to follow your passion and take ownership of your own career.
One of the thing, as a founder, that I get asked a lot is ‘what about work life balance’ or ‘ ‘how do you balance work and the family’.
When you have a job that gives you a regular paycheque and a certain amount of stability, it can be hard to consider giving that up to go out on your own.
Whether it’s building a minimum viable product or bringing on board its first key hires, there are key bits of prep every startup needs to carry out prior to releasing to the public