Business strategy


Green & Black’s co-founder on 7 ways to future-proof your business

Green & Black's wasn't always the internationally renowned chocolate brand it is today. Co-founder Josephine Fairley outlines the seven ways SMEs can future-proof their business.

Human Resources

Turning the tanker: When strategy meets culture

Cornerstone OnDemand's Christine Chenneour on how to develop company culture to transform your business.

Growth Planning

Why your enemy could be your best friend: collaborate to compete

Large-scale corporations, professionals, and even nations, need to think about working with their competitors in order to win, writes Aurecon's Tristan Ilich.


Four business models that have changed the world

As the CEO of international children’s cleft charity Smile Train, Susannah Schaefer is a trailblazer in the charity sector.


Increasing your business value by thinking strategically

Kevin Uphill, chairman at Avondale, argues that creating a well-trained second tier that drives a company will free up business owners to focus on strategy.

Growth Planning

Businesses must constantly evolve or risk being caught out

Jill Pinner, founder of Fizz, explores how even traditional businesses have to be nimble and evolve to survive in a 21st century post-recession landscape.


How to avoid ‘group think’ in established companies

The ability to make big strategic decisions is an important part of any company board. Mike Robson, director at advisory firm Azure Partners, looks at how business must avoid the 'group think' mentality.


Switching operations to purely business-to-business

Focusing on the right customer base is important for businesses – and for Omnifone CEO Jeff Hughes, it was a case of B2B is best.


What is a ‘proven business model’?

Determining what is a quantifiably sound business model is hard work for both entrepreneurs and investors.


Focusing on company development, not client wins

For aTech Media founder and managing director Adam Cooke, the decision to stop taking on new clients and focus on developing his company's offering has borne fruit in the long run.


Expanding a business into a recession – Best business decision case study

With the recession at its height in 2008, Steven Hancock, managing director of hospitality provider The Zest Group, decided to embrace the downturn and tackle it head-on.


Knowing when to change a business strategy – Best business decision case study

Samantha Sida, co-founder of out-of-home adverting network Limited Space, discusses how a business strategy shift for the business in its early years lead to significant successes.