Finance/all case studies

Plan, test, think global, and don’t be invisible

A common set of issues are confronted by businesses that aspire to grow but struggle to do so, says Doug Richard, founder of School for Startups. In this video, he talks about the importance of sharpening digital skills, planning - and testing those plans, and being… Read more »

Are you investor-ready?

Your company may need fresh capital to take it to the next stage. But are you and your management team ready for the new investors? Two former members of the Dragons' Den - Doug Richard and James Caan - and entrepreneur-investor Christiane Wuillamie, on the challenges… Read more »

Make time to plan – two hours each week

James Caan, CEO of Hamilton Bradshaw, on the importance of putting time aside to think about your business - and his very particular disciplined way of doing it. "Very few business owners step back and plan; they spend all their time in the noise. Sometimes… Read more »

Stop, think, grow

Take a step back. Work on the business, not in the business. Carve out some time to think. You know you should. But it’s easier said than done. There is always something that can’t wait - customers, sales, processes, finance, technology, suppliers - and everything… Read more »