In Responsible Business Week 2015 (April 20-26), Sam Etherington, winner of the 2014 Shell LiveWIRE Future Impact Award, shared a high-level panel platform with some of the world’s leading companies on how innovation is increasingly going hand-in-hand with sustainability and business growth.
Back in 2002 I was awarded Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur for Yorkshire with my business: interiors-thestudio.com, an Interior Design and Contemporary Furniture showroom in Hull. Fast-forward 13 years and here I am in the process of setting up another
There is no point in "the small" competing against each other whilst "the big" look down and laugh, many of whom are meanwhile moping along in their sluggish manner doing the same thing that they were 10 years ago.
The aim of any business is to sell more than your competitors. But for this to happen, you need to remind your customers why they should buy from you rather than a rival. So ask yourself, what is it about your firm that is distinctive?
Running your own business can be a million different things: exhilarating, daunting, demanding, liberating, stressful and rewarding. But whether you’re aiming to open a shop or become the next Richard Branson, there are means and ways of ensuring you get the fundamentals right, which will make the rollercoaster all the smoother.