I tempted fate and suffered the consequences. How would I managed without my phone for nearly 24 hours? I dreaded the thought but found out anyway.
Over the years I have heard so many people say to me that they do not have the time to write a book and that they cannot afford the cost of publishing it. My response is always, quite simply, you cannot afford not to write your book.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg’s statements that he is going to get ‘tough on exec pay’ in the private sector are ‘ludicrous and totally unrealistic’ according to Will Davies – co-founder of one of Britain’s fastest growing property maintenance companies.
The Autumn Statement was another list of help for business from the Chancellor. It was all good stuff, but again here is nothing in there for Micro Businesses. The Government can’t do anything specifically for us because we don’t officially exist. The only definition that exists is for SMEs, up to 10 employees and €2m turnover.
We need a new definition.
George Osborne’s budget speech promised that Britain would be “carried aloft by the march of the makers” and yet it would appear from the latest Purchasing Manager’s survey that manufacturing activity has declined unexpectedly during July reversing a two year trend. Terry Green, the author, innovator & entrepreneur looks further.
With Global Entrepreneurship Week upon us, we looked back on the recent roundtable discussions between some of Europe’s top entrepreneurs. According to them, the market should be seen as a place of opportunity, offering scope for investment, acquisition and even growth amongst small businesses, despite ongoing reports of uncertain times.
Women are better speakers… than they are often given credit for. I have always been a supporter of women and want to see more of them achieve the status of recognized thought leaders in their fields.
Social media has transformed the customer service landscape beyond recognition. Two recent experiences have brought the scale of that change home. Here I explore some of the valuable lessons for any business that takes customer service seriously. Actually that should that just read ‘for any business’.
The concept of a job for life, of course, disappeared a long time before the current economic meltdown struck. But my dear departed father’s obsession with ‘job security’ sprung to mind the other day, when I bumped into an old work contact….