How can IT company owners ensure they are creating businesses that will not only be attractive to buyers, but that will achieve the maximum possible valuation? It’s a question that Grant Thornton corporate finance partner and technology specialist Wendy Hart is frequently asked. And so we’ve put together 10 of the most important drivers for success and, ultimately, value creation in the IT industry.
The final interview in Grant Thornton’s My Big Decision series of life-changing business decisions is with tech entrepreneur and former Apple chief evangelist Guy Kawasaki, who talks about the moment he ‘wimped out’ of law college and went into the computer business instead.
How’s your corporate social life? Responsible? Non-existent? Alex Connock, chief executive of Ten Alps, looks at corporate social responsibility (CSR) and argues that it is becoming intrinsic to business success.
Today marks the 100th International Women’s Day but it seems there’s still much to strive for when it comes to equality in business, as new Grant Thornton figures reveal the proportion of women in senior management has fallen back to 2004 levels.
Want to benchmark your likely business success post-recession? Grant Thornton’s latest infographic is a complacency-busting chart of the six different types of business model behaviour shown by UK companies in the past 18 months.
See which are positive and negative behaviours, and discover if your company is stuck in a recession rut or positioning itself well for the upturn.