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….
Each year I set myself some little goals and some rather larger (unrealistic) goals with the aim of motivating myself. On January 1st 2011 I stuck my latest list to my office wall containing six things I would like to achieve this year.
I have praise for the Prime Minister’s ambition to rebuild the UK economy from the ground-up. Cameron’s speech at the Conservative Party Conference set out a clear agenda to rescue the economy with business at its heart.
Remember when you were at school, desperately wanting to ask a question but not daring in case other kids made fun of you? Too many of us still feel that way – so we let people get away with talking nonsense. If we don’t question things, nonsense is perpetuated.
Since the launch of the Mumpreneur Conference in 2009 many people, men and women have asked the question ‘there are already lots of networking and awards events for women why separate mums?’. Well, mums who work from home whilst being the main carer of small children have a lot of barriers to face on a daily basis.