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Four ideas to encourage team spirit during the World Cup

 

The World Cup Russia 2018 games have kicked off in style and football fever has swept the country. Matt Weston, Managing Director at Robert Half UK explains how you can use the games to your advantage and encourage team spirit across the office. The World Cup 2018 is finally here. On …

The Smart City Index: Where are the best places to start a business?

 

Entrepreneurism is bursting out all over the country – but where is the best place to start? Vishal Chhatralia, VP of Digital Marketing, RS Components gives us the lowdown.   With the economy booming, it’s now possible to start a business almost anywhere. But it’s no secret that starting a business …

The top five field marketing tips

 

Field marketing, a traditional discipline in direct marketing, allows for a two-way communication that brings your brand to life and puts your messages in front of customers at targeted field locations like supermarkets, local events or festivals. Marta Gorka, digital marketing and communications specialist at Skyline Whitespace,  shares her top 5 field …

We asked four fit bosses: does keeping healthy make you a better leader?

 

Heading up your own company entails enough running around without the extra effort that keeping fit and healthy entails. Yet more company heads are waking up to the benefits of exercise and overall health as a way of maximising their businesses’ performance, setting a good example, and seeking achievement in …

Six everyday habits of successful entrepreneurs

 

Entrepreneurs are a special breed: whether they’re freelance videographers, popcorn sellers, or founders of a software startup, all the small business heroes we’ve encountered are hard-working, creative and tenacious. But what makes them successful? What are the common characteristics of an entrepreneur, and how can they be emulated by other …

Running your own business: the entrepreneurs working Christmas Day

 

Christmas Day, for many of us, is one long boozy journey between sofa, dinner table, and back to the sofa for naps and Love Actually. It’s Toblerone and unwrapping ugly scarves and having a port-fuelled argument about politics with your second cousin Roy. It’s also, if you’re an entrepreneur running …

Meet the philanthropreneurs – famous philanthropic entrepreneurs

 

It was National Kindness Day yesterday, and so we wanted to look at the good that entrepreneurs can do for society through their business activities. Philanthropic entrepreneurs (philanthropeurs?) have been around throughout history, and have used their wealth to contribute hugely to the society we now live in – here’s …

Maturepreneurs: starting a business when you’re over 50

 

Last week we spoke to some awesome young entrepreneurs – but this week it’s time for a shout-out to some maturepreneurs: those over fifty who’ve started up their own businesses. There are tons of reasons why starting a business later in life can be a great idea. You might have …

10 celebrities you didn’t know were entrepreneurs

 

We all know of celebrity “entrepreneurs” – the Kim Kardashians of this world who bring out their own perfume and perhaps a cheeky figurine or two..But it might surprise you that there are a few real entrepreneurial minds amongst the Hollywood glitterati… 1. Reese Witherspoon She’s not just an Oscar-winning …