The Next Great Disruption is Hybrid Work – are we ready?

This Microsoft report is a must-read for business owners and managers. The research, published last month, is based on a study of over 30,000 people in 31 countries and data from Microsoft 365 and LinkedIn. It clearly articulates how employees have been impacted by the events of the past year and notes 7 key trendsContinue reading “The Next Great Disruption is Hybrid Work – are we ready?”

Taking time out of the day-to-day business…

When was the last time you went on an awayday to think strategically about your business? Now, I know that during lockdown we can’t go to a hotel or even a coffee shop to spend time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life but perhaps you can turn your phone off and moveContinue reading “Taking time out of the day-to-day business…”

Was I an April fool to start my own business during lockdown?

On Tuesday 31st March 2020, I closed the lid of my work laptop and put it away for the last time. My career as a full-time academic had ended and I was about to join the ranks of the self-employed for the first time in 21 years. When I first worked for myself, some 25Continue reading “Was I an April fool to start my own business during lockdown?”

How to be a successful entrepreneur

I love hearing the stories of how people have developed their businesses. Few have found the journey to success easy and most worked hard and made significant sacrifices before becoming successful. It is clear that there is no one reason or way to start your own business – each person has a uniquely individual journeyContinue reading “How to be a successful entrepreneur”