According to the Department of Business, Industry and Skills bad management is responsible for as much as 56% of small-business failures. Georgie Frost spoke to Hywel Roberts from Growth Business UK to talk through the issues faced by small businesses.
Now what kind of person would you choose to hire to run a business for you? Maybe someone that was stubborn and broke the rules? This might sound like a manager's nightmare, but research suggests that having a few employees just like this might be beneficial. Georgie chats to chartered psychologist and Management Consultant Paulo Moscuzza about why that is.
With women making up the majority of the low paid workforce – what can be done to bridge the gender pay and opportunity gap? Georgie talks to Helen Kersley from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills about their latest initiative.
What do Mark Zuckerberg; Richard Branson and Bill Gates have in common apart from being super successful - they all have or have had mentors. In this show Georgie takes a look at why it matters and the impact it can have on both you - and your business with Jackie Jenks the senior manager of enterprise mentoring at Lloyds Bank.
As JK Rowling releases her latest book Very Good Lives about the fringe benefits of failure, Georgie talks to executive and leadership coach Kate Tojeiro from X Fusion about how to take the positive even when things go wrong.