Tag Entrepreneur


Being #1

Comes with enormous responsibility. The failure, the success, or a somewhat tacky mix of both- whatever result that your team achieves, they say, is a direct result of your leadership. At one time I really hated to think that having a successful team was all up to me- after all people came around with their…

Communication Breakdown

The art of articulation I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again- being able to articulate what you do personally or in business is just about the most important skill you can develop. Sounds obvious huh? Well I am constantly being shocked just how bad people are at it. The age of the ‘Shrinking…

Benefits of Storage for Small Business

Not long ago it was significantly more costly to set up a small business. Advances in resources for working from home, such as high speed broadband among others have played a huge part in the changes. Factors such as lower priced technology and the increasingly cheap and more flexible options offered by storage companies also…

The mindset of small business

I recently came across a couple of interesting INFOGRAPHICS relating to small and micro-enterprises in the UK and USA which I would like to share with you.  The first is from the UK based on research from Smarta – the DNA of Sole Traders. In a nutshell it says that UK sole traders are ‘motivated…

Entrepreneurs- The New Rockstars?

I spend a huge amount of my working life supporting micro firms, many of them start ups. Specifically through my work with Shell LiveWIRE, I look at a huge number of funding applications for our monthly awards- this is a great privilege and gives me an insight to the ‘state of the entrepreneurial nation’! I…

Upper Class Virgin.

I’m sitting here waiting for my flight to the US to depart and I’m flying with Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic. I’m thinking back a few decades to when it was I heard the name Virgin or Richard Branson for the first time. I remember listening to him when he was asked why he started Virgin…

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…

IT as bad as Red-Tape for Small Business?

If you consider that anything that makes the entrepreneur or small business owner lose business focus, you can’t but help to come to the conclusion that IT – Information Technology, computers to you and me, are bad for business. I can hear you asking, ‘what is he talking about’? The point is that ‘time’ is…

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