Top businesswomen share the secrets of their success

Top businesswomen share the secrets of their success
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Some of the UK’s most successful businesswomen share the secrets of their success Now with almost 50 UK high-street boutiques, it’s hard to believe that Jo Malone started her eponymous fragrance business from home in 1988 . Jo left school at 13 to look after her beautician mother who had suffered a stroke. Some years later, “severely dyslexic” Malone was

Where do successful business ideas come from?

Where do successful business ideas come from?
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Successful businesses are built on great ideas. Some are simple, others are complex. A few business ideas are unique, but most are variations or superior versions of existing ideas. So, where does the inspiration come from? Brush with fame Good business ideas often come from a desire to solve a problem or provide a better solution – or both in

Maternity and paternity rights: how does the UK measure up?

Maternity and paternity rights: how does the UK measure up?
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Maternity and paternity rights vary by country. So how does the UK stack up? As part of its wish list ahead of the Autumn Statement last year, the CBI called for statutory maternity pay (SMP) to be extended from 39 weeks to 52 weeks, as well as 15 hours a week of free childcare for all children aged one to