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Why some of your workforce will not work as a team., one of the web's foremost sources of personality and IQ assessments, are revealing the results of their popular Team Orientation test.

A good finance director can transform your business – as can a bad one, though not in the way you would like. Derrick Watson, director of financial and executive recruitment firm Watson Moore (, provides his tips to help you recruit a good ’un.

Hate networking? Dr Ivan Misner, head of business referral organisation, BNI (Business Network International suggests ten sure-fire ways to avoid clammy palms and hot flushes.

Fergus Dyer-Smith, co-founder and CEO of online platform Wooshii ( explains how he believes a growing internet phenomenon could make you rich.

The new Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) came into force this month (April). The Carbon Trust offers its tips on how businesses can cut their energy bills.

After a lengthy absence corporate hospitality is back on the menu. EN tucks in its napkin and sets out on a fact-finding mission.

Where you are can be as important as what you do. From access to skilled labour to regionally-funded relocation grants, Richard Thomas, publisher of, examines the key issues for businesses planning to move on.

There isn’t a business on earth that isn’t based on money changing hands in exchange for goods or services in some shape or form. And in most cases that means selling. We examine the basics.

Investing in a franchise is a popular option for entrepreneurs looking to expand their business portfolio, as well as for the newly redundant and those simply looking to become their own boss. Tom Endean, marketing manager at the British Franchise Association, explains the basics.

It may sound like a load of tree- hugging hippie crap but “sustainability” can make real financial sense. Read our guide to putting the “green” into greenbacks.

  • Kathryn Parsons, co-founder of Decoded, started with little more than faith and determination, but four years later it’s grown into a global business. Ahead of her appearance at Accelerate 2015 in...

  • Author, writer and marketer Ryan Holiday on how entrepreneurs need to interpret failure.

  • Sue Vizard, business coach and author of Jump Start: The Start-up Book for Your Dream Business, looks at some of the questions solo entrepreneurs should ask themselves.

  • Ian Wright, founder and chief executive of, is bringing together SMEs and NEDs - without the hefty recruitment fees.

  • Former professional golfer turned entrepreneur Colin Stevens has had a busy 18 months. The Better Bathrooms founder has increased turnover at the firm, secured a multi-million pound investment and...

Five Minutes With

David Hughes sums up his entrepreneurial career to date thus: four spectacular successes and two failures. He founded the sports retailer Allsports and achieved turnover of £180 million before a vicious price war meant decline, administration in 2005 and a sell-off to rival JD Sports.

It took Richard Shonn, managing director of 151 Products, three years to find a warehouse big enough for his requirements.