The UK Recruitment Industry

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At its simplest recruitment can be defined as the process of attracting, screening, and selecting a qualified person for a job opening. The global recruitment and staffing industry includes recruitment, or employment, agencies providing services for various business enterprises in different sectors. The market can also be grouped into temporary … Read More

Why do start-ups fail?

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Introduction It is estimated that 70-75% VC (Venture Capital) backed start-ups don’t return the funds that investors put in with 50%+ returning nothing. VC database CB Insights reviewed more than 1,000 start-ups that raised seed rounds in 2009 and 2010 and found that by the end of 2015 less than … Read More

Centaurs, Unicorns, Decacorns and Rabbits!

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With around $12 billion invested by VC’s across nearly 1,000 businesses in Q1 2016 (Source: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP & National Venture Capital Association) alone there doesn’t appear to be any shortage of funds in the market! It is slightly lower (around 11%) than in 2015 but it’s also the ninth consecutive … Read More

Korolit website ‘refresh’

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It’s been a tremendous period of change here at Korolit as our business has progressively broadened its range of services in response to client demand and moved more into business consulting services. This has left our website lagging a bit behind as we have not had time to invest the … Read More

Want to build a Unicorn?

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Introduction Some small business owners can be content to continue running a small operation in return for a reasonable income. The term often used to describe this is a ‘Lifestyle’ business. Others are more driven and want to build their business, take a larger market share and realize greater levels … Read More

A few minor website changes

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Social Media We have re-worked the header social media links to make them a bit brighter and have also added in a Pinterest Link. Just click on the right hand side arrow to expose them. Social Media Log-in/Register and Twitter Feed The footer has also been updated with a Social … Read More

Who gets to be CEO?

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Introduction The CEO is generally viewed as the overall leader of an organization. Not surprisingly it is also probably the most coveted and challenging role in any organization. Before looking at the role itself let’s take a look at a few interesting statistics on CEO’s: 60% are entrepreneurs who have … Read More

Chief of Unicorn Division

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Introduction Executive titles and organisational structures are always hugely topical, and also hugely challenging! Get them right and you have the foundations for a highly motivated and focused team that can achieve greatness. Get them wrong and your business can become distracted, lose focus and possibly fail! Titles In recent … Read More

Leveraging your Human Capital

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Introduction The World Economic Forum’s ‘Employment, Skills and Human Capital Global Challenge Insight Report 2015’ highlighted that Human capital will be the key factor linking innovation, competitiveness and growth in the 21st century. It also stated that more than a third of employers globally reported facing difficulties in finding talent … Read More

Korolit becomes a member of the ‘Gartner Research Circle’

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Gartner Research Circle is the voice of selected business decision makers. Participating members have a unique opportunity to provide input and opinions on a variety of IT and other business-related topics. Insight gathered from Gartner Research Circle will: Help Gartner to capture the pulse on hot topics and current IT and business issues … Read More

The future of managed services

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Introduction In our last article (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/outsource-managed-service-anthony-king) we outlined the differences between outsourcing and managed services and concluded that they have converged to so much that are now essentially the same thing. We also highlighted the tremendous growth opportunity in the mid-market. In this article we are going to take a closer … Read More

Website upgrade

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On 24th September at 14:16 hours we applied around 20 updates to the website platform, including an analytics upgrade which required a very brief outage, just 5 seconds in total! This is largely down to our decision earlier this year to upgrade the entire website platform to WordPress and our very … Read More

Outsource or Managed Service?

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Introduction In recent years the differences between outsourcing and managed services have become much more difficult to resolve as IT service providers have progressively offered more sophisticated, and a broader ranges of services, to meet new client demand, technology developments and to compete more effectively for new business. In this … Read More

Choosing the right VC firm is key to your success!

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Introduction In recent years there have been some incredible success stories for start-ups that have had an accelerated growth into very large and profitable businesses, including Snapchat, Uber, Whatsapp. Even well known global businesses such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Box and Dropbox are still relatively new! The vision and skills of … Read More

Korolit New Office & Phone System

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Offices In July 2015 we established a separate Registered and Head Office for Korolit. The new Registered Office in Bedford reflects our company’s recent move to Thompson & Co Chartered Accountants (www.thompson-accountancy.co.uk). The change makes it easier for us to manage our internal back-office systems and deal with both HMRC and Companies House … Read More

Website Analytics – July 2014 & July 2015

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We regularly take a look at the Korolit ‘on-line’ audience to understand and adapt our presentation. A key change at the start of this year was to integrate the website and blog and provide a more detailed breakdown of our services. This month we compared a ‘snapshot’ of July 2014 … Read More

A Nation of Shopkeepers!

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Introduction Since 2000 the rate of growth of Small and Mid-sized Enterprises (SME’s) in the UK has been both dramatic and sustained. There were over 5.2 million SME’s at the start of 2014, the first time the business population had exceeded 5 million! SME’s underpin the UK economy by employing … Read More