If you title yourself as an ‘entrepreneur’ you won’t actually be one

If you title yourself as an ‘entrepreneur’ you won’t actually be one

Self-appointed entrepreneurship is no entrepreneurship. None of the great entrepreneurs describes themselves as an entrepreneur.

 

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  • With Alphabet Google is finally losing its business Virginity

    With Alphabet Google is finally losing its business Virginity

    Google’s decision to restructure its business under the new corporate name and entity Alphabet is effectively turning the business into a new tech holding company, a structure that is very common to those who regard Sir Richard Branson as their best entrepreneur.

     
  • Are you sleeping on the next sector to go crazy in business?

    Are you sleeping on the next sector to go crazy in business?

    About eighteen months ago buying a mattress for your bed with a click instead of a trip to a store was virtually unheard of, but now millions are being invested in online mattresses businesses but why?

     
  • Has Amazon accelerated streaming battle signing Top Gear trio?

    Has Amazon accelerated streaming battle signing Top Gear trio?

    Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are to make a new motoring show for Amazon’s on-demand TV service that will go head to head with BBC2’s new-look Top Gear when it begins next year.

     
  • The Clarkson Conundrum…. Would you sack your company rainmaker?

    The Clarkson Conundrum…. Would you sack your company rainmaker?

    In the next few days the BBC are conducting a full disciplinary hearing to decide the fate of the lead host of its highest grossing programme Top Gear following a ‘fracas’ between the larger than life Jeremy Clarkson and another member of staff. However when what seems to be a easy to decide case is made somewhat more difficult given that potentially replacing your key staff member could well cost over £50M in lost revenue what would you do?

     
  • Dragons’ offered staggering ‘investment match deal’ to scoop ice cream deal

    Dragons’ offered staggering ‘investment match deal’ to scoop ice cream deal

    A pitch by the entrepreneur behind new East Asian-flavoured ice cream brand Yee Kwan on Dragons’ Den highlighted how unrealistic both the programme is and potentially other founders looking for external investment are with regards to financial risk and reward.

     
  • Could crowdfunding become the next mis-selling scandal?

    Could crowdfunding become the next mis-selling scandal?

    £1.2bn was lent last year through online Crowdfunding platforms such as Crowdcube, Funding Circle, RateSetter and Zopa, which enable private individuals and businesses to lend directly to SMEs.

     
  • Dragon’s tailor make a deal, but hope they’ve kept the receipt in case of return

    Dragon’s tailor make a deal, but hope they’ve kept the receipt in case of return

    In what was a mainly non deal-making episode of the deal-making show Dragons’ Den Kelly Hoppen & Piers Linney invested in Enclothed one of the new wave of male e-tailors aiming to take the High Street stress out of clothes shopping for men.

     
  • Bannatyne grabs iGlove investment but Apple might snatch it from him

    Bannatyne grabs iGlove investment but Apple might snatch it from him

    The latest episode of Dragons’ Den saw Duncan Bannatyne get hand in glove with a £75,000 investment in an entrepreneur who has created the iGlove a means for using touchscreen smartphones and tablets in cold conditions, but is it a deal that both will be able to keep hold of?

     
  • Why the Glazers are right to sack David Moyes for the sake of Manchester Utd

    Why the Glazers are right to sack David Moyes for the sake of Manchester Utd

    Sometimes the world of football seems very detracted from the real world of business, however in sacking their first team manager David Moyes today the Glazer Family, it would appear that they are trying to wrestle back control and appease their global client base (fans) after a period of not understanding their clients post their acquisition of the club in 2005.

     
  • Bodies & bums cost money can you go virtual?

    Bodies & bums cost money can you go virtual?

    Ok, so an odd title for a business blog, but I thought that I would share this as I have just written it in a note for a board meeting where our MD is proposing her expansion plans for the coming year.

     
  • When you look around your team are they giving that inch?

    The inches, eighths & movement involved in growing your business

    Many suggest knowing how you can grow your business. Here I have chosen three proven examples that you can start today which will cost you absolutely nothing to implement and could well bring about immediate results.

     
  • They say the early bird catches the worm: But what should you do when you wake up?

    They say the early bird catches the worm: But what should you do when you wake up?

    Whether you require a lot of sleep or a little, if you’re like most leaders, you’re probably up early. Here’s what that means.

     
  • Who wouldn't say no to this as their working environment?

    Increase your company productivity: Tell staff to stay at home

    If your employees don’t work from home you’re missing out on huge benefits, including increased productivity, reduction on your overhead cost, as well as a happy workforce. Why I think every small business should have a work-from-home program work.