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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 »

The power of Brand Britain

"If we play it well, it's ours for the taking." Entrepreneur Oli Barratt, fresh back from the Clean and Cool clean tech mission to Brazil, on the strength of the British reputation for inventiveness and trustworthiness - and why more British companies must get out,… 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 »

A wide open world for fine interiors

Clive Christian started his interior design business in Cheshire in 1978. Today, his eponymous company has two corporate showrooms in London and New York as well as a network of 25 dealerships and partnerships around the world. Clive Christian interiors - which range from kitchens and… Read more »