Spring seems finally to have sprung, so its time to don the Marigolds and get down to the spring cleaning and not just those overstuffed cupboards and drawers either. Our legal editor, Pieta, is recommending that small businesses take advantage of this time of year to ensure that all their legal paperwork is up to date and ready for the new financial year. While you’re in the mood for decluttering, here’s some top tips for spring cleaning your inbox too.
It would seem that it really is the early bird that catches the worm. Top CEOs reveal that getting up early is part and parcel of their success, although this entrepreneur urges people to think again about what makes a successful boss. You don’t have to lead a miserable life when trying to build yourself a great company, he says… or you could base your whole management style on Game of Thrones, of course.
Learning the hard way
Everybody makes mistakes. A new book on the story of Polaroid has a lot to teach us today about entrepreneurship, ingenuity and failure. The trick is to learn from your mistakes, just like this entrepreneur. On the other hand, attention to detail is pretty important, as these businesses found out to their cost, plus here’s some more things to avoid in order not to sabotage your own business.
Continuing our occasional series on alternative uses for office stationery, why not raid the post-it notes shelf and build your own retro video games?
Have a good weekend!
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