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What’s The Difference Between An Advisory Board And A Board of Directors?

What’s The Difference Between An Advisory Board And A Board of Directors?

Many entrepreneurs I know are confused by the differences between an advisory board and a board of directors. So, to explain in one sentence: advisory boards are voluntary and have no fiduciary responsibility. I recommend a small one for every startup, starting at inception, prior to a major investor or key business scaling initiative. This board is […]

Nine Essential Tips For The (Successfully) Self-Employed

Nine Essential Tips For The (Successfully) Self-Employed

In the UK, about 4.5 million of us are registered as self-employed. Given how many of us work for ourselves, it’s pretty surprising how little we are told about the working life of the self-employed – and how to survive it better. Nobody teaches you how to be self-employed. Everyone just does it, and makes […]

How To Handle Everyday Sexism Without HR Or a Boss To Back You Up

How To Handle Everyday Sexism Without HR Or a Boss To Back You Up

The recent Isabel Hardman totty debate completely tore the plaster off the issue of sexism in the workplace. Everyone from EverydaySexism’s Laura Bateman through to Edwina Currie joined in, dissecting whether Isabel’s decision to report the Tory MP was appropriate or whether she should have just accepted it as a compliment. Apparently sharing on Twitter […]