28 April 2021

What Qualifies You To Be A Director?

#Development  #Director  #Reflective  #Business  

In the UK there is no requirement for any formal qualification to act as a director. In fact, there are very few things that prevent you from becoming one.

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2 February 2021

Jo Interviewed On The Sonya Morton Firth Show

#Business  #Reflective  #Non-Executive Director  

Jo Haigh joins Sonya Morton Firth in the latest episode "No such thing as work-life a balance. Now is the time to start your own business".

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1 June 2020

Why It Is Important To Instigate A Robust Risk Management Practice In Your Business

#Business  #Development  #Reflective  

The International Monetary Fund has reported the global economy will contract by 3% this year as countries around the world shrink at the fastest pace in decades.

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16 April 2020

Predicting Future Activity in Business Sales, Disposals and Fund Raising - Post COVID-19

#Business  #Corporate Finance  #Reflective  #Selling A Business  #Video  

Following the outbreak of COVID-19 and the devastating effect it is having on the world, Jo Haigh, CEO of fds, reflects on how it has had an effect on business sectors and what the future could hold for business sales, acquisitions and fundraising.

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9 April 2020

In This New World Should You Be Considering A New Startup?

#Business  #Innovation  #Reflective  #Video  

In 2019 the Business Statistics briefing paper from the House of Commons Library reported there were 5.9 million private sector small and medium sized businesses in the UK. The idea of starting a new business in the current climate may seem like a daunting concept, or you may have recently started your own business before COVID-19. In this blog, Jo shares her personal experience of starting up a business and key areas to consider.

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15 September 2017

Bored of Board Meetings?

#Board  #Development  #Director  #Reflective  

As a non-executive director chair of multiple companies, I attend at least 50 board meetings a year and have done for years. Many of these meetings are productive and even fun, but not always. This certainly isn't due to lack of enthusiasm or commitment from the members, but at least on some occasions a staleness invades the process.

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6 June 2017

Seeking to challenge yourself? Experience training with a twist...

#Development  #Reflective  #Training  

As a new member of the fds team, I had an understanding of what Jo does and what training services fds has to offer. However, until recently I had to rely on other people’s opinions and course feedback forms to gage what a course with Jo is like. I had a fantastic opportunity to observe Jo in action and I quickly realised why Jo is booked up until 2018!

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30 March 2017

Ever Wondered How to Be Truly Happy at Work, If You Chose the Right Career Path and How You Could Possibly Earn More Money?

#Staff  #Development  #Reflective  

“Somewhat rightly, most people equate money with security. Having enough money to live on and to pursue and achieve our goals is a goal of just about everybody”- Kathleen Elkins.

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8 March 2017

It’s the 21st century, recognise this… it's not all about dressing to impress, to create success!

#International Women's Day  #Reflective  

There’s been a lot of news recently regarding the London receptionist for not wearing heels, but why is it that this type of news receives national television, radio and newspaper coverage? Is this really the highlight of women in business? And are people really surprised that this stigma is still happening in the workplace?

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