Category start-up in business

We may have got the T shirt but it’s still to be earned.

We don’t know what we don’t know I always chuckle to myself when big companies that sponsor awards to start up and existing small business give, as part of the prize, mentoring or advice from a senior executive in their company. Perhaps it is no laughing matter. Firstly, it’s arrogant to assume that starting and…

The Real Deal – Don’t Accept Anything Less

Entrepreneur Conferences need a business health warning. November and March are always the biggest months for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship conferences. Last week, I was lucky enough to be in Liverpool for the Global Entrepreneurship Congress. Last year it was in Dubai and next year it’s in Rio de Janeiro so we were lucky to have…

8 Top Tips for Start-Ups

January is perhaps unsurprisingly one of the busiest months of the year to start up a business, yet the statistics on survival rates continue to make shocking news. For example in 2010 297,000 UK businesses went bust, equivalent to more than 1,170 every working day. Further research shows that less than 50% of companies established…

The Best Biz Mentors Can Be A Tad Crazy

My Dad I reckon my first business mentor was my Dad. He started his own business, working from home, because, like many people I know, it was the best way of earning a living. His health was very poor so he had to pack in his job. In the five years between me being 13…

November – A Chance to get out there!

How did it get to November? Already I am being inundated with pictures of friends of mine growing their ‘Movember‘ moustache for charity, a sure sign that the year is marching on! November is a key time in the calendar of those involved in supporting small businesses and start ups in the UK, and there…

Micro Business vs Job

Job security is a thing of the past, no ifs & buts, it is. Why then are still so many hell bend on getting a job in a company? Here are a couple of things to consider when considering your future: ☺ Income Security: You lose your job, you lost it all. You lose a…

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