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Ian Wilding is a renowned leader in digital strategy, financial services, entrepreneurship, and venture capital, with a track record spanning over two decades. As the Founder and CEO of Hangar 75, Ian is at the forefront of identifying and validating emerging opportunities in Tiny Homes & Off-grid Technologies, Cyber Security, Mental Well-being, and Education. His strategic vision and unwavering dedication to creating a sustainable future have established Hangar 75 as a global leader in venture acceleration. With a focus on high-growth ventures that drive positive impact, Hangar 75 aims to support over 1,500 early-stage ventures with $1.5 billion in capital, including $150 million dedicated to quantifiable ESG initiatives. Before founding Hangar 75, Ian co-founded Radical Company, an esteemed European innovation agency, where he developed groundbreaking strategies for some of the world's most innovative brands. He also launched Join Sam, a pioneering global bank for children, with a mission to promote financial literacy and inclusion. Ian's expertise has made him a sought-after speaker at prestigious conferences and events worldwide, where he shares insights on financial inclusion, millennial financing trends, venture growth acceleration, risk mitigation, and the future of early-stage investing. He has also served on a UK government committee focused on leveraging technology to enhance banking services for underserved communities. Ian holds a BSc (Hons) in Physical Education, Sports Science, and Recreation Management from Loughborough University. With an unwavering passion for innovation, an unwavering commitment to excellence, and a strategic focus on venture acceleration and capital, Ian Wilding continues to drive remarkable contributions in the realms of digital strategy and entrepreneurship. His leadership solidifies his standing as a global thought leader and catalyst for transformative change.
With inflation rising, businesses are being challenged to balance profit and customer satisfaction. Maintaining the delicate balance between profit and customer satisfaction is a constant challenge. These days, business owners find themselves in the tough position of needing to raise prices to maintain balance in a world plagued by inflation. In a competitive market, price changes can be a double-edged sword, potentially boosting revenues or driving customers away. To navigate this terrain successfully, it's crucial for businesses to identify the one sign that indicates it might be time to raise prices. To help, 18 Newsweek Expert Forum members delve into the intricacies of pricing strategy and explore the key factors that signal when your business should consider this significant step.
Inviting employees to share their input in workplace changes helps ensure the creation of an inclusive and empathetic space. The idea of what constitutes a safe working environment has changed significantly in today’s global business environment. Where before the focus was primarily on physical safety, many organizations have evolved to now include well-being and psychological safety as well, resulting in increased productivity and decreased turnover. While many businesses are committed to creating and maintaining a safer work environment, knowing where to start and what to focus on can be challenging. To help, 17 Newsweek Expert Forum members each offer one essential factor business leaders should consider when working to build a safer working environment in a business.
Creating a workplace environment where all employees feel able to communicate their needs is critical to retaining your team. Every business goes through busy and stressful times. While many organizations are able to navigate and overcome these hurdles, it can result in leaders experiencing burnout. This is especially true for mid-level leaders as they tend to direct many different moving parts and interact with individual team members. Fortunately, with the proactive support of the executive team, there are tactics that can be utilized to mitigate or prevent burnout and reinvigorate mid-level leaders. To help, 20 Newsweek Expert Forum members each share one way the executive team can help mid-level leaders get reenergized when they are feeling burned out.
To make lasting, sustainable change, leaders have to be willing to throughly examine their existing culture and make needed changes. A business’s culture is its organizational backbone. As potential customers and employees have become increasingly interested in learning what a business is all about beyond its product or service offerings, culture can set an organization apart from its competitors on the market. Leaders, however, have to be mindful of the culture that is created and preserved. Maintaining the wrong kind of culture is an action that can devastate a brand long term, but the damage can be reduced if leaders seriously commit to making a change. To help, 13 Newsweek Expert Forum members each share one essential step leaders must take when they begin the work of cultural change.
In a world that champions individual brilliance, let's take a moment to appreciate the collaborative symphonies that truly drive innovation and success.
Give your employees the flexibility they need to thrive with these unique offerings and strategies. Numerous studies have found that employees not only value flexibility in the workplace, but they also thrive when they actually receive it. While hybrid and remote work arrangements have become increasingly commonplace, organizations continue to explore unique and uncommon ways to provide even more flexibility. Companies that do this are more likely to attract and retain a workforce that's both productive and highly satisfied. To help businesses support their teams, 20 members of Newsweek Expert Forum share out-of-the-box offerings and strategies to give employees the flexibility they crave.
Hangar 75 is a visionary Venture Accelerator with a clear mission: to accelerate the growth trajectory of over 1,500 global ventures. We empower founders and corporations to thrive in a rapidly evolving business landscape through strategic go-to-market partnerships, access to capital sources, and expert advisory services. With a curated ecosystem of ventures across diverse industries, we foster a collaborative environment where entrepreneurship and innovation flourish. Our commitment to driving sustainable growth and fostering ESG-focused initiatives sets us apart.