Most businesses require funding from external providers if they are to achieve the expansion the stakeholders and directors envisage. Within the northeast there are more than 60 sources for external funding. Across the UK and internationally, a lot more.

Raising funding for a startup is hard. There's no question about it: raising capital from angel investors or venture capitalists is a huge hurdle for almost every startup out there.

As the speed of communication increases and the technology to enable that becomes more accessible to everyone; organisations have much more choice and freedom in locating and engaging the best workers. For managers that presents a series of new challenges.

The work-life balance is one of the hardest things to get right, especially when you're trying to start, grow or develop a business.  Here are ten things that you can look at to make a start.

We all at some point need to get people to do things for us, and some people find it hard to achieve the end result. Here are 5 simple steps to getting people to do things, without looking like Attila the Hun.

Now we know that there are many mixed opinions on HR – is it beneficial or is it just a waste of time and money. In this article we explore the relevant issues.

These are signs that you've veered off course in your business or life. You can decide to take the suggested action, to get support or to do nothing but, in the words of Albert Einstein "If you do what you always did, you will get what you always got!"


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