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    What went wrong at WeWork?

    October 7, 2019

    For a company that has spent a fortune on PR and marketing, flexible office provider WeWork is on the ropes in the court of public opinion.WeWork’s planned IPO – which valued the company at a mouth-watering $47bn – was pulled and co-founder and CEO Adam Neumann stepped down as investors to... Read More

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    Why can’t start-ups scale?

    October 6, 2019

    One of the biggest challenges facing entrepreneurs is how to transition from a funky start-up to a fast growing scale-up.The business landscape is littered with disruptive tech start-ups that never grow up sufficiently to join the scale-up community.Before we look at the reasons why we s... Read More

  • Chris Maguire, Event Host, Imeg

    Business

    Do non-executive directors need to be younger?

    August 8, 2019

    The average age of non-executive directors – or NEDs – of FTSE listed companies is over 60 but how old should they be in the fast-changing world of tech? Chris Maguire reports. For many senior executives hurtling towards retirement, becoming a non-executive (or NED) has become the Holy Grail.... Read More

  • Chris Maguire, Event Host, Imeg

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    How founders can keep control of their business

    August 2, 2019

    Business founders won’t always remain business owners. Chris Maguire looks at how entrepreneurs can keep control. What have Colin Stevens, Carley Jones and Eren Ozagir all got in common? The answer is all three are talented entrepreneurs who founded their own business- BetterBathrooms, Kettleb... Read More

  • Chris Maguire, Event Host, Imeg

    Business

    Surviving as a start-up

    August 2, 2019

    Why do so many start-up businesses – especially in the tech sector – fail? Chris Maguire canvassed the views of 12 leading entrepreneurs to get their top tips. According to the Small Business Association 30 per cent of new businesses fail in the first two years, rising to 50 per cent inside fiv... Read More

  • Chris Maguire, Event Host, Imeg

    Business

    Why entrepreneurs can never retire

    August 2, 2019

    Following the death of Arthur Ryan, Chris Maguire looks at the individuals who refuse to put an age limit on entrepreneurship.Arthur Ryan is the best-known entrepreneur most people outside the retail sector will never have heard of. He died in July 2019 at the age of 83 and is the founder of th... Read More