Neil Petch

Neil Petch

Chairman, Virtugroup

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Leadership Qualities

Nine Things That True Leaders (Should) Never Do

One of the biggest misconceptions about successful leadership is that toughness –or even aggression– is simply par for the course.
Leadership Qualities

Five Tips To Communicate Better As A Leader

In the words of motivational speaker and author Tony Robbins, "To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others."
Growth Strategies

Making The Case For 'Silent Leadership'

Silent leadership can be learnt, but it is also a philosophy that tends to lend itself to more placid, introverted people, in much the same way that extroverts will lean towards a more in-your-face style.
Growing a Business

What To Do When Your Business Seems 'Stuck'

It's not uncommon for a business to begin to spin its wheels.
Startup Culture

What's It Like Working For A Startup

From working hours to recognition to pay, here's what the startup world is serving up if you choose to go into it as an employee.
Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality Offers Plenty Of Business Opportunities For Entrepreneurs

Although virtual reality (VR) had already been creating its fair share of buzz, it was when Facebook acquired Oculus VR back in March 2014 that the business world heard this industry sector's statement loud and clear.
Managing Teams

The How-To: Building (And Managing) A Team For Your Startup

Building and managing a team is a challenge for all entrepreneurs, but particularly for the first-time business owner who is in many cases learning by trial and error.
Growth Strategies

Prioritizing Your Business' Growth: Three Key Areas Entrepreneurs Should Focus On

If we look at some of the most successful entrepreneurs today, you'll discover that their focus is generally always on just a few sound business fundamentals.
Starting a Business

Four Things Business Owners Need To Periodically Review In Their Enterprises

Maintaining a checklist or workflow process of sorts to help keep you focused on the essential major strategic tasks is therefore an absolute essential for the startup business owner and the established business owner alike.
Entrepreneurs

Are You Cut Out To Be An Entrepreneur? Ask Yourself These Eight Questions

If you are leaning towards the correct answers on most of these questions, you are at a distinct advantage when it comes to succeeding as a company owner in the business world.
Growth Strategies

Ten Things You Should Include In Your Startup's Business Plan

So to help make sure you focus on what's important when pulling it all together, here are 10 key areas of consideration that can make up the parts of your business plan.
Growth Strategies

In Business, Your Biggest Obstacle Is Often Yourself

Our personalities and habits and general complexities are both friend and foe depending on the situation, and so when it comes to succeeding, "managing you" is often the most important task of all.
Growth Strategies

The How-To: Managing Fear As An Entrepreneur

It would be foolish not to acknowledge that the fear of failure is a significant obstacle that entrepreneurs must tackle as part of their journey. It is so common, in fact, that it's something that has to be put on the table and faced head on.
Hiring Employees

If You Want To Grow Your Company, You Need To Hire

When it comes to hiring employees for your enterprise, you want to (as often as possible) bring in people that add some sort of value that does not already exist.
Growth Strategies

Four Tough Decisions Entrepreneurs Will Inevitably Face (And How To Prepare For Them)

Tough decisions have to be made on an almost daily basis, and therein lies one of the biggest challenges of being an entrepreneur.