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Five admin and mindset hacks for success

When building and developing a business it’s vital to work towards a clear set of goals to provide direction, motivation and a measure of success. However, entrepreneurship is often a lonely road where it’s commonplace for individuals to struggle not with ‘why’ they want to create their own version of success, but with ‘how’. more»

Work and Wellbeing


How to work with someone you dislike

Sports teams and business teams are a bit like families – you can’t choose who your family are, and you can’t guarantee you’re going to get on easily with them, just as you don’t choose your teammates at work or in sport either. The director or managers recruit them in the workplace based on specific professional skills and attributes. more»

Business development

5 ways to attract the right partnerships to your startup

Transformation is what startups do best - it’s why they exist. But while it’s one thing to become a challenger in a sector, it’s another thing to drive innovation forward and win advocates to support your business. One way that SMEs can grow and continue to disrupt is by securing partnerships that will prove beneficial to both parties. The great news for ambitious leaders is that global brands and corporations are looking out for the next hot startups to partner with. Many are aware that to remain a market leader they need startups to help support their own innovation, to keep them ahead of competitors. The agile nature of vibrant start-up allows for flexibility to adjust and respond to changing trends, quickly. That’s exactly how a game-changing collaborative deal between London tech start-up Spoon Guru and retail giant Tesco came about in 2017. A partnership that redefined the way consumers with specific dietary needs or health preferences discover food, with the AI-powered search engine - hailed as the “Google for food” offering complete transparency. So how do you implement such a strategy in your own company?  more»


spying on staff

Monitoring employees: Lessons from Facebook

Last month, Facebook backtracked on using facial recognition technology to automatically detect the faces of its users after a US court deemed the software an invasion of “private affairs and concrete interests”. The software sent “tag suggestions” to users if their faces appeared in recently uploaded photographs, whether or not they had been tagged in them. more»

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