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Starting a Company

At first, you are the orchestra. You play every instrument. Running from the cello to the keyboards before scrabbling across the floor to perform a quick saxophone solo. You pick up instruments you’re not good at playing, but you practice.  It’s slow and exhausting and painful to listen to but, in time, you learn to…

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How to build culture

Take a look around. What’s it like in your office? Are people wandering round looking like silent zombies, afraid to speak out or, dare we say it, have fun? Developing a good office culture will help create a more productive atmosphere and encourage teams to work better together. They’ll be more enthusiastic. More effective. And…

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The unwritten rules of the workplace

Despite stating in your CV you have all the skills to ‘hit the ground running’, finding your feet in a new role always takes a bit of time. There is only so much you can learn from an employee handbook and previous experience. Figuring out the culture is key, and each workplace has its unique rhythms you…

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10 myths about entrepreneurs

Think you know what an entrepreneur is? Most of us would claim we do. That it’s “a person who sets up a business or businesses, taking on financial risks in the hope of profit.” (Thanks, Google.) But what about everything else we’ve come to expect – the broad strokes of paint the media uses to give…

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The best cities in Britain to be a start-up

If you have delusions of business grandeur, there’s never been a better time to go it alone. According to StartUp Britain, a whopping great 581,173 new businesses were registered in 2014 and that number looks to increase this year. But before you put a deposit down on that office down the road, it’s probably a good idea to…

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When do you start delegating recruitment, if ever?

As any manager knows, there are some things you simply can’t delegate. And for successful managers, it might be difficult to let go of one of the most important parts of the job – recruitment. The people you work with are your most important asset. Companies can’t exist without people and successful companies can’t exist…

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What to expect when you join a start-up

Fancy working in a start-up or early stage company but not sure what to expect? I took the plunge and joined Hiring Hub in January this year. I’d previously been enjoying an illustrious career as a grouse beater (Google it), so the move to Manchester for a sales role at a start-up seemed like natural…

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