What makes people succesful at building and growing a business?

Ann Hawkins has spent her career finding out what makes people successful at business and what makes us tick as human beings
She usually prefers to ask the questions rather than answer them so this is a rare opportunity to find out what she thinks!

Ann is the founder of Drive (2016), author of New Business, Next Steps (published by Pearson in 2015), creator of the Work Smart Not Hard programme (running since 2012), presenter of The Business Hub radio show (2010-2015), creator and presenter of The Social Media Show podcast (80 Episodes 2012-2014) and the A-Z of Business Success (26 Episodes), founder of The Inspired Group (2005 – 2015).

Ann was introduced to blogging by the inimitable @LloydDavis in 2005 and had 1,000 + readers of her newsletter (coded in HTML!) by the time she started using Twitter in January 2009.

Pre digital, Ann was the Personnel Manager at The British Printing Corporation, introducing Equal Opportunities Legislation into the highly unionised industry. She started her first training business in 1986, building it into The National Training Partnership that was later sold to an international training company. Since then Ann has been advising, mentoring and inspiring business owners at www.annhawkins.com She also writes on Medium.

In this informal session, Ann talks about the things she’s learned that will help you get inspired, motivated and focused to make the most of opportunities and build your business.

People mentioned in the recording are:

Dame Stephanie Shirley

Dr Mohammad Al-Ubaydli, CEO and Founder Patients Know Best  Twitter: @idiopathic

Faisel Rahman OBE, Founder of Fair Finance Twitter: @faiselr

Neil Bharadwa Cambridge Fruit Company  Twitter: @MrNeilB

Mark Anstead Cambridge Wine School  Twitter: @cambswineschool