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Expert opinion: Moving from innovator to boss is the big challenge for scale-ups and fast-growing businesses

Written by Rob Perks on .

Expert opinion: Moving from innovator to boss is the big challenge for scale-ups and fast-growing businesses

Scale-ups, or fast-growing SMEs, have a unique challenge as well as a fantastic opportunity.

Fast growing SMEs are identified by Government and many economists as the key to Britain’s productivity problem as well as the potential to be the sector that leads the economy into the 'fourth industrial revolution', spearheading

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Expert opinion: Could directors be liable for failing to prepare for Brexit?

Written by William Bartoli-Edwards on .

Expert opinion: Could directors be liable for failing to prepare for Brexit?

Shareholders and investors can make claims against the directors of a company if the company underperforms because it has been mismanaged or a director has breached their duties.

These claims could arise if a company suffers a loss from poor Brexit preparations. Mactavish, an insurance company, has warned that if

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Expert opinion: Not every employee is a self-starter – don't expect them to be

Written by Rob Perks on .

Expert opinion: Not every employee is a self-starter – don't expect them to be

I realise that this article may not increase my popularity in some circles, but it is based on many years’ experience in many corporations at senior levels and observation of human behaviour in many life situations.

I despised much of the corporate culture of the 1980s and 90s, which often

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