Category: Start Business From Scratch

CEO Secrets: ‘What I learned from leaders’ behaviour off-camera’

Image caption Amy Golding is CEO of Opus and a recent guest on CEO Secrets For five years now, we have been meeting business leaders for the CEO Secrets series, inviting them to share their inspirational advice in short videos. More than 200 chief executives later, series producer Dougal Shaw explains some of the personality traits he’s noticed, from behind… Read more →

‘I was standing at the wrong end of a machine gun’

Image copyright Jack Petchey Foundation Image caption Sir Jack was knighted for services to young people in 2015 The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to British property entrepreneur and philanthropist Sir Jack Petchey. “Standing at the wrong end of a machine gun I imagined that I might be… Read more →

The woman who wants to make kids better with money

Image copyright Louise Hill Image caption Louise Hill was inspired by her own children spending too much money The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to Louise Hill, founder of GoHenry, a banking business that provides debit cards for children. Standing on the touchline as her son played football,… Read more →

How rum makers are improving the drink’s image

Image copyright Alison George Image caption Mark Watkins makes award-winning rum in Australia Rum distiller Mark Watkins is reflecting on his disastrous first attempt at making his own spirits when he was a teenager. The then 16-year-old had set up a rudimentary distillery at the back of his parents’ banana farm in the small town of Walkamin, in north-eastern Queensland,… Read more →

The gaming boss who gets addicted to the games

Image copyright Sara Lando Image caption Andrew has expanded Keywords’ workforce from 50 to 7,500 The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to Andrew Day, chief executive of computer games developer Keywords Studios. Andrew Day knows from personal experience just how addictive some computer games can be. “I have… Read more →

‘My chronic acne inspired me to start my own skincare company’

Image copyright Alpha-H Image caption Michelle Doherty set up the business in Queensland 25 years ago The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to Michelle Doherty, founder and boss of skincare business Alpha-H. Michelle Doherty says that during her almost 14-year battle against chronic acne she tried everything in… Read more →