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How small brands can stay in touch and get creative during lockdown

Nothing could prepare a small business for this – but we need to keep positive, says Rubies in the Rubble founder Jenny Costa

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Joe Lycett’s Hugo Boss jab is a warning to businesses: know your place

The recent furore surrounding Hugo Boss sends an important message of self-awareness to all businesses

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How finding the right business structure has set us up for the next stage

This is my last column for The Grocer, so I’m reflecting on how much I’ve enjoyed it and how much I’ve learned

2020 diary

My 10-year challenge: how the past decade has changed the way we work

Much has changed in 10 years, from technology to the attitude we take towards our careers

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Unexpected benefits: how our café brought us joy… and insight

The café mirrors my experience of the whole Rude Health journey – full of spontaneity, serendipity and determination

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Don’t underestimate the drive and talent of the student workforce

Today’s graduates aren’t ‘workshy, selfish and greedy’ as many headlines would have you believe


Sky executive and England cricketer join Leadership Symposium speaking lineup

This year’s Leadership Symposium lineup will include former England cricketer Matt Prior and Sky business leader Fiona Ball 

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Team talk: how our brainstorm revealed an appetite for change

One of my favourite parts of working at Rude Health is our Culture Club

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Mistakes are crucial to business success: embrace and learn from them

I’d suggest that you don’t start a business if mistakes weigh heavily on you

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How do you ask for a pay rise? Top tips from the Top New Talent Summer Social

We assembled an expert industry panel to share their top career tips on everything from how to maintain a work/life balance to their favourite interview questions

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It’s not all about short-term sales: build slowly if it suits you

Short-term goals can work, but focusing on your foundations will provide longer-term success

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To build a business, never give up - and find the right team

What’s the most valuable skill to have when you’re starting and building a business?

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As your business grows, so does the need for clarity

I didn’t know it, but until a year ago I was a management cynic


Team coaching offers a different way to develop commitment

There are various ways to develop the skills needed by your sales team. Retail team coaching is one


Career progression has changed - so don't fall into stasis

Progression is no longer as simple as ascending through the ranks in a linear fashion – businesses need to take note

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Why startups should set goals early - and write them down

Knowing what you want from your business – and your life – from the start will help guide your goals

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A new way to rate customer satisfaction - and improve it

It’s no longer enough to have merely ‘satisfied’ customers – we have to reach excellence in the way we treat them