“Where is the value you are adding to your business?”

Having started and run your own business, how can you walk away from it with a spring in your step, money in your pocket and a clear conscience? In this thought provoking seminar, David Doughty will ask the following questions and provide practical insights from a lifetime of starting, growing and exiting his own businessesContinue reading ““Where is the value you are adding to your business?””

Working with the board in the 21st century

In pursuit of these objectives, with the goal of creating and maintaining sustainable businesses, boards can make use of the guidance and support provided by Non-Executive Directors, Consultants, Coaches and Mentors.

If you have the skills to work with boards in these roles, then it is vital that you have a thorough understanding of the issues facing boards in the 21st Century which are shaping the way in which businesses of all shapes and sizes in the private, public and voluntary sectors need to be run.

Is your board dysfunctional?

Does your board have directors who trust each other, are committed, are comfortable with conflict, hold each other to account and are focused on results?

Becoming a Non-Executive Director can be a win-win-win situation

When an SME executive takes a Non-Executive Director position on another SME board, not only does it benefit the individual and the board on which he or she sits as a NED, it also benefits the board on which they are an Executive Director – a true win-win-win situation

IoD Young Business Forum (Bath/Bristol) – Thursday 20 March 2014

IoD Young Business Forum (Bath/Bristol) Thursday 20 March 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM at: Waterhouse, Waterhouse Lane, Monkton Combe, Bath BA2 7JB Google Maps The IoD Young Business Forum (YBF) has been created to reach out to ambitious directors and create a safe place for them to interact, learn and engage with peersContinue reading “IoD Young Business Forum (Bath/Bristol) – Thursday 20 March 2014”

MPs lambast ‘incoherent’ support for small firms

MPs criticised the management of the Treasury and Bank of England’s Funding for Lending scheme Philip Aldrick The Times Last updated at 12:01AM, January 21 2014 Small businesses are being held back by the Government’s failure to manage properly the financial support that it offers the sector. According to a leading committee of MPs, “ad hoc”Continue reading “MPs lambast ‘incoherent’ support for small firms”