Entrepreneur tips posts

18 October 04
10 minute read

How to build a winning startup team

Rapidly growing your startup to a team of five, ten or 20 people at pace can be pretty overwhelming. All of a sudden, you’ve got the skills, experience and knowledge your business has been crying out for but you don’t yet have a high performing team. Here's what to do !

18 September 28
4 minute read

How to survive the startup 'trough of sorrow'

Whether sparked by a business set-back, pure exhaustion or being completely overwhelmed, ‘troughs of sorrow’ are all part of the startup journey, and you need to know how to survive them. So here are our hard-won tips.

18 September 17
6 minute read

Unleashed! Helping startups unleash people power

Unleashed is bringing its own brand of ‘Agile HR’ to early-stage start-ups, helping them build the structures and knowledge they need to scale. Here, Unleashed founder Anouk Agussol fills us in on all the details, kicking off a series of blogs looking at the biggest people challenges that all start-ups face.

18 September 17
5 minute read

Founder success stories: CharlieHR

Digital Risks caught up with Ben Gateley, Co-Founder and COO of CharlieHR, to talk about their software that helps businesses manage their teams.

18 August 16
4 minute read

How to keep a small team motivated

Small businesses need to stay lean and focused until you have investment to expand. With unemployment nearing an all-time low, combined with skills shortages in specialist roles, competition for good people is high. So keeping your existing team motivated and loyal is vital. So how do you keep everyone with you?

18 July 25
4 minute read

How to be a master of persuasion

Founding and building a business – or setting out as a freelancer - means starting from nothing. No brand. No customers. No infrastructure. No boss to back you up. But one skill is going to serve you above all others – learning how to get what you want.

18 June 05
4 minute read

How to be an innovative leader

When you’re working flat out to get a startup off the ground, developing your own leadership skills can often take a backseat. But as your team grows, understanding how to inspire and motivate your people, while fostering a collaborative and innovative culture, can increasingly make or break your success.