Bev James considers the important role of social media in the world of business, offering her top tips on how small firms can best use it to their advantage.
There is no longer any argument that social media has got a major role to play when it comes to the world of business.
Many senior people at some of our biggest firms were suspicious of the value of using social media when it first burst on to the scene, but that argument has been over for some time now. The reality is that any business, no matter how big or small, is making a huge mistake if they decide to ignore social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.
In a series of articles Charles Hylton-Potts, a lawyer based in London, covers a range of legal topics relevant to establishing a business in the EU. Click here to check out his previous article.
Robotic operator and aerospace engineer Natalie Panek celebrates the inspirational female adventurers who have turned their enthusiasm for outdoor pursuits into a career, considering how embracing a sense of adventure could assist women to succeed in all areas of business, enabling self-discovery, leadership skills and confidence in risk-taking.
Adele Woodthorpe explains what to consider when deciding on the most cost-effective and practical office space for your business and shares her own experiences of the choices and compromises she has made for her PR Company, Woodthorpe Comms.
For many small businesses, whether making the transition from working from the kitchen table to having a proper office, or merely upgrading their current office space, this is generally one of the biggest hurdles to tackle and one of the main overheads to consider. Obviously, there are quite a few elements to bear in mind when deciding on the ideal office space for your business, so I’ve listed a few which I feel are key.
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Mary Juetten, Founder of Traklight, looks back at the early days of setting up her company and shares her top 5 tips for finding the right co-founder for your start-up.
Hindsight is perfection and no exception here. If I had a do-over for my startup, there are many things I would have done differently. At the top of the list would be spending more time finding a true Co-Founder at the very beginning. Now that I have filled in my team and have some unbelievable people who will walk through fire and/or walls for Traklight, I wish I had found them sooner. Our growth and momentum is now exponential with the right people on the team.
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We all know what it’s like to come across a website that looks like it hasn’t been updated in 10 years. Does it make you want to find out more about the company? Or click to another website as quickly as possible? Effective web design is essential in helping your new business to grow, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. Here are some pointers on how to choose a website template to create your own online presence.
The European Union (EU) represents an alternative land of opportunity: a single market of 500 million people and a European dream of business, history and culture.
Whether you are an existing business looking to expand into the EU or researching the best place to start up your new venture, leaping into a different jurisdiction can be a daunting prospect, but it need not be.
In a series of articles, lawyer Charles Hylton-Potts will cover a range of legal topics relevant to establishing your business in the EU, whilst underlining the importance of planning, understanding legal considerations and ensuring you have the right documentation in place.
Award-winning social entrepreneur Michelle Wright, Founder & CEO of Cause4, writes here with Cause4 Associate Isabel Richards on the rise of the female ‘intrapreneur’.
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The ‘intrapreneur’ acts like an entrepreneur within a large company – leading change and innovation from within.and it seems that women are particularly well placed to lead this work from within their companies.
There are three reasons why social intrapreneurship makes sense:
Aerospace engineer Natalie Panek champions the women who are trailblazing their way through the technology industry and discusses the need for more positive exposure for women across the spectrum of 'STEM' disciplines, such as engineering and nanoscience.
Over the past short while, there has been an impressive effort to increase and showcase the number of women in 'tech'. Women from all over the world have rallied together to advocate for technology careers and really revolutionize how we think about the tech industry. This movement is amazing and exactly what is needed to inspire a whole new generation of women, but despite this movement, I cannot help but wonder what message is actually being sent?