As global coronavirus restrictions start to lift, you’ve probably started to consider getting your workforce back into the office.

But have you also considered staff that may be feeling stressed or anxious about this change?

Some of the worries that staff may have in relation to returning to the office…


Acquisitions can prove fantastic for growing a business, but they take some extra care to get right. In this blog, we’ll carefully look at five insider tips designed to boost your own success.

  1. Form the perfect team

You’ll need a ‘dream team’ to make an acquisition successful, so carefully analyse…


As a manager or business leader, many of us like to think that we’d be among the first people to recognise the tell-tale signs that one of our team members was struggling with their mental health.

Sadly, as many employees still believe that there’s a stigma attached to mental wellbeing…


The government’s furlough scheme has proven critical in attempts to contain the coronavirus pandemic, and in the coming months it will be moving into a different and arguably more challenging phase. To help you prepare for the next steps, here is what you need to know now.

July’s flexible furlough

July marks the…


Successful teams need to have the skills required to achieve a specified goal, whether that is arriving at a deadline with the work completed or achieving a wider goal which benefits the whole organisation.

Critically, team members need to trust each other in order to achieve success. They need to…


It can be tough at the top. As a business leader or entrepreneur, your team looks to you for direction, motivation and often emotional support, so you’ll need to learn how to safeguard your own mental wellbeing and how to offer an understanding and compassionate ear to those members of…


Personal development might not feature too highly on the agenda for many businesses right now, but if you want to give your staff something to focus on that boosts morale and gives them a heightened sense of value, there’s never been a better time to provide your team with opportunities…


Distressed assets is the term given to investing in anything which is available below its standard market value. This is usually caused by problems with cash flow on the part of the business which is being acquired. The type of assets being discussed could vary quite dramatically.

While they can…


Transformational leadership is about much more than simply dictating the role of a ‘boss’ in a formal setting. …


Firstly, begin by drafting your initial plan and organise a timeline which you want to work towards. This can be refined at a later stage, but you need a working document to guide you at this stage.

  • Evaluate the assets

There is a great deal to consider when you are…

Scott Dylan

Partner at Fresh Thinking Group in Manchester and London. Love Technology, Startups, and investing in distressed companies. Say hello on Twitter @scottdylan

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