Going global: Lessons in internationalisation

3/12/2019 posted in Strategy

The thought of expanding your business into new territories can feel like standing on the edge of a cliff; terra firma beneath your feet and beyond, the vast unknown. You’ve established a business in a home market you know and understand, profits and growth are good, so why take that terrifying leap into unchartered waters?

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Vistage Confidence Index: The top 5 priorities for business leaders in 2019

3/6/2019 posted in Vistage

The results of the first Vistage UK-IRL Confidence Index of 2019 are in.

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Building a sales engine for business growth

2/19/2019 posted in Scaleup Business

When it comes to accelerating growth and scaling up businesses, there are few people who know more than Nicola Cook.

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Are you a Ma or a Musk? Macro vs. Micromanagement in modern business

2/5/2019 posted in Life At The Top

Elon Musk and Jack Ma are two very successful business magnates who have changed the game when it comes to putting a public face to their respective companies and utilising modern tactics and ideas to build a globally recognised brand.

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Our survey says... The biggest challenges for scaleup business leaders

1/30/2019 posted in Getting Ahead

Defined as a business with an average annualised return of at least 20% in the last three years - and with a minimum of 10 employees at the start of the period - scaleup businesses are those that demonstrate amazing levels of growth. According to the ScaleUp Institute’s Annual Scaleup Review 2018, the UK is now home to around 35,000 such businesses, contributing hugely to its economic growth and productivity.

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When to tackle problems in-house vs. bringing in external expertise

1/29/2019 posted in Strategy

In his essential entrepreneurial tome, The Business of Expertise, David C Baker explains that it’s often difficult to read the label on the jar when you're inside the jar yourself. This, in a nutshell, is why consultants exist. It can be difficult for business leaders to highlight the real issues when they're so close to them. It’s one of the reasons SMEs in the UK alone spend around £60 billion a year on expert consultants.

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10 podcast channels to help you become a better business leader in 2019

1/22/2019 posted in Getting Ahead

Every day, people upload 4 million hours of content to YouTube, bloggers, businesses and brands publish 2 million blog posts, and the chattering masses fire out over six hundred fifty-six million tweets. The internet is a busy place.

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Scaleup pain points: The 5 biggest challenges for scaleup business leaders

1/18/2019 posted in Scaleup Business

Growth is ultimately the goal for every business, but some grow faster than others. A scaleup business is defined as one with an average annualised return of at least 20% in the past three years, with at least ten employees at the beginning of the period.

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5 workplace wellbeing initiatives to think about in 2019

1/17/2019 posted in Work/Life Balance Issues

Is workplace wellbeing on your agenda for 2019? It should be.

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5 key takeaways from the Scaleup Institute's Annual Scale Review

1/15/2019 posted in Scaleup Business

Published in November 2018, the Annual ScaleUp Review 2018 is the latest in-depth report from the ScaleUp Institute: a body whose mission is “to help the UK to become the best place in the world to grow a business as well as start one, and enable our existing high growth businesses to scale up even further”.

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