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Every day is a school day

Learning is critical for on-going success and a fulfilled life.

Posted by Sarah Brown on 18 Jun '21 | Tags: charity entrepreneur marketing social enterprise inspiration goal setting values strategic development responsible organisation charter coaching business planning collaboration innovation tools 21st century business business success csr socent growth aspiration local authority feasibility study creative think tank corporate culture vision

A guide to how different legal structures can do good (infographic)

Interesting facts and how each legal structure can do good.

Posted by Sarah Brown on 11 Jul '20 | Tags: charity social enterprise 21st century business

Are you scared or excited by 2019?

We are in a better position now than at any time to change the world for the good but not if we live in fear. We need to use our resources and focus on the positive to make 2019 a great year.

Posted by Sarah Brown on 31 Dec '18 | Tags: changing lives values charity 21st century business

How a wheel became a ROC to support you in achieving your business goals

A diagnostic tool the ROC which can be a strong foundation for any organisation

Posted by Sarah Brown on 28 Feb '18 | Tags: responsible organisation charter 21st century business build the new normal

Is Yorkshire business doomed?

Research indicates that except for London, UK Cities are performing badly - what can we do?

Posted by Sarah Brown on 05 Oct '16 | Tags: 21st century business profit

Advice to businesses whose staff don’t seem to fulfil their potential

Why some businesses are frustrated with their staff and how to get the workforce of your dreams

Posted by Sarah Brown on 19 Sept '16 | Tags: 21st century business staff engagement

Values can make you more profitable

Having values that are understood and translated into action can increase profits by 147% and lots of companies recognise that they have a problem

Posted by Sarah Brown on 31 May '16 | Tags: values 21st century business

An April Fools Joke? Ethical business

Was this another BBC April Fools Joke - a business employing ex offenders to cut keys and stopping managers from giving orders?

Posted by Sarah Brown on 01 Apr '16 | Tags: 21st century business responsible organisation charter

Why ethical business is no longer something nice to do but not for us

Why being ethical is no longer an optional extra.

Posted by Sarah Brown on 23 Sept '15 | Tags: 21st century business growth responsible organisation charter

How treating staff well could solve the UK’s productivity crisis and what staff want

UK productivity is low and there is good reason to believe it is because only 27% of the UK workforce feels highly engaged at work. This blog explains the financial reasons to engage staff and gives examples of how to do it.

Posted by Sarah Brown on 17 Jul '15 | Tags: 21st century business team working staff engagement

Do you know what first impressions you are making?

It is easy to unintentionally make a bad first impression if you don't behave in an ethical way

Posted by Sarah Brown on 24 Apr '15 | Tags: 4nworks values 21st century business

Can we learn anything from the Tesco story?

Tesco is in the wars but every company can learn from the issues it faces. When the focus in a business is just profit then the values and vision that should be the core of the company can get ignored.

Posted by Sarah Brown on 21 Jan '15 | Tags: values 21st century business vision

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