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Remote or office first? Either way, team togetherness is vital

With the reopening of outdoor dining, we’re hitting the pub!

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Carry on emailing… but make sure you avoid these mistakes

How would Carry On’s Lewis Boggs rate your emailing efficiency?


How ‘The Dash Way’ enables staff to mould the business culture

Yvon Chouinard’s ‘Let My People Go Surfing’ offers a fantastic ideological lesson

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How we’re going about becoming a truly carbon negative business

Our first priority is for Rubies’ ketchup and mayo (our main products) to become carbon neutral, and later, our relishes too

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Don’t be ‘ignored’: How to overcome the perils of procrastination

Why is it that whenever there is something tough to do – something hard that takes a lot of concentration – the Radar of Procrastination beeps, clicks, unwinds and fires up?


How B Corps operate differently and drive positive change

In May last year we became a certified B Corporation. This felt a long time in the making as our purpose is to end food waste

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A rare catch: what it’s really like to be a female fisherman

Only 2% of fishing crew members are women, so we spoke to two commercial fishers working in UK waters to find out what life is like for female fishermen

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How women can challenge themselves this International Women’s Day

Mars Pet Nutrition UK general manager Helen Warren-Piper wants to encourage women to ‘back themselves at 60%’ to level the playing field

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People management: hear the music to support your team

Managing people is hard. They are all different, with different motivations, different wants, and different expectations

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Beyond the romance: startup success in a year like no other

When I saw the huge changes both at work and in the market, I knew I needed to jump up and get (metaphorically) closer to the team than ever before

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What does ‘thinking strategically’ mean and how necessary is it?

Those that talk about strategic thinking often cannot explain what it is


Developing a recipe from scratch: behind the scenes in NPD

Having followed our new Garlic Mayo throughout development, I thought I’d talk through our process for launching new products

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Be curious! Top tips to improve your negotiation skills

When you think of good negotiators, you probably think of a gruff old boy banging his fist on the table. In my experience, the better negotiators are the more curious ones

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Five tips to help small brands disrupt the grocery status quo

Family businesses seek sustainable, long-term growth. We want to hand our business down, not thrash it then flog it

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Businesses have a duty to educate consumers on climate change

The desire for purpose-driven brands is here to stay

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Speak to different ways of thinking during presentations

Most people struggle to present in an engaging way. They present in their language

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Five tips to help SMEs recharge during lockdown

For the past nine months many founders have been operating on sheer adrenaline, and they’re starting to burn out

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Establish your startup’s values, and find practical, fun ways to bring them to life

There’s a point in every startup’s journey where you go from a small group of colleagues working at the same table to suddenly having ‘functions’ and ‘functional heads of..’

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An ACE way to escape the eternal nightmare of bad meetings

The reason people don’t want productive meetings is because they’d have to do more work

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How to deal with the email monster and make your working life easier

Some 320 billion emails are sent every day. Were you ever shown how to use them?