Category Entrepreneur

Building better relations with your customers starts at the end

Today, I want to tell you a personal story of doing new things, taking risks, being innovative and being willing to fail in the quest to create something of value for my business, the people that I know, the small business community and my customers. View the story “RARE Forum, The Drill Hall, London 3rd…

Life’s a Pitch and then they buy

As a small business you know that every communication counts. When speaking with customers, suppliers, investors, competitors, or peers, the way in which you present yourself and your business will have a lasting impact on whether or not they do business with you, or in the case of competitors treat you as a genuine threat…

There are 3 of us in this relationship: Mum, Business Woman, and Me

There’s no doubt that being a Mum and running your own business has its challenges. I’ve been talking to a number of women recently who are doing just that (myself included) and one of the issues we struggle with most is finding a balance between family and business without losing the fact that we ourselves…

Is University The Only Route To Success?

Last week, here in the UK, our 18 year olds who have remained in full-time education received their ‘A-Level’ results; these are the results that ultimately decide whether or not the young person will be allowed in to the University of their choice, have to go through a system called ‘clearing’ to find a different…

9-5 or 5-9? Does It Really Matter?

Entrepreneurship and small business have been making news recently; with banks being tackled to lend more to small businesses, and television shows such as Dragons’ Den dividing the nation over the way small businesses are portrayed and helped. My views on such television programmes are one for another day, but for now all this has…

The Spirit of the Entrepreneur

The WinWeb.com Small Business Competition that I mentioned in my last blog post has made me think about the way entrepreneurs work and the effect that a surge of entrepreneurship could have on the economy, worldwide. In the UK alone, SME’s account for 99.9% of all enterprises, providing 59.4% of private sector employment and 50.1%…

Entrepreneurs can change the world

I recently heard from Jonathan Kay of Grasshopper who wanted to share a video with you all. The clip is an inspirational message to all potential entrepreneurs to encourage them to start their own business and work together to get the economy back on track. The positive message of the video is accompanied by some…

Successful Entrepreneurs – Small Business Quote of the Day

 A small business quote a day keeps you thinking, inspired and entertained   “The entrepreneur is… the most important player in the building of the global economy. So much so that big companies are decentralizing and reconstituting themselves as networks of entrepreneurs.”  John Naisbitt (b. 1929) US business executive & author, Global Paradox (1994)   To find previous Quotes…

Successful Entrepreneurs – Small Business Quote of the Day

A small business quote a day keeps you thinking, inspired and entertained  “The real challenge is creating an entrepreneurial atmosphere in what can easily amount to a big bureaucratic company.” Percy Barnevik (1941) Swedish former CEO of ABB, quoted in In Search of European Excellence (Robert Heller; 1997)  To find previous Quotes of the Day look here 

Successful Entrepreneurs – Small Business Quote of the Day

A small business quote a day keeps you thinking, inspired and entertained  “Just starting a company was a badge of courage, and the entrepreneur became an instant hero.” Regis McKenna (b. 1939) US marketing entrepreneur & chairman of The McKenna Group, referring to high-technology industry entrepreneurs in 1990s, Relationship Marketing (1991)  To find previous Quotes of the…

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