In this article, Natwest Content Live discusses ways to survive the first years of starting your own business.
'Around half of all UK start-ups fail in the first five years, while 64% are hit with unexpected costs in the first year alone. We look at ways that businesses can survive the early years and carefully manage surprise costs.'
Amongst the suggestions is one idea from Cause4's CEO, Michelle Wright:
Theatres creating potentially controversial work can now receive training on how to handle sensitive subjects, as part of a new scheme from the Index on Censorship.
Funded by Arts Council England and created in partnership with arts advocacy group What Next? and social enterprise Cause4, the support scheme is aimed at chief executives and chairs of arts organisations to ensure they can appropriately handle difficult subjects.
How Becoming A Charity Trustee Can Boost Your Career
One in four of the UK’s smaller charities – and one in five larger charities – are struggling to survive. They need the experience and support of capable, well-connected people who can help guide the work they do and the strategies they adopt.
To mark National Mentoring Day, our founder and CEO, Michelle Wright, took time to talk to leading business energy supplier, Gazprom Energy, about the important role mentors can play in the growth and development of small businesses.
As part of a panel of industry experts, mentors and mentees, Michelle detailed how matching the right mentor to the right business could offer a multitude of benefits. Michelle went on to discuss some of the schemes which help match the two parties in the mentoring relationship.