Norman Burden, Chief Executive of True North Human Capital, the Human Capital Management Consultancy poses the question ‘Where have all the good guys gone?’ and why has the service culture evaporated?
Sheffield festival for 2,000 entrepreneurs, a call for a VAT cut and summer schools to boost business start ups
Introduced as a ‘Back to Basics’ episode, this week’s task really did strip away any glitz, glamour and bullshit of business along with any hiding places for our ambitious ‘apprenti’ (what is a good collective noun for them? A ‘hopeless’ of apprentices? Perhaps a ‘shower’ of apprentices…)
In my last blog, I shifted my focus away from my personal perspective on cloud computing to introduce one of our customers, Chen Kotecha, managing director of scancom.co.uk, and asked him to present his experiences of the technology. In today’s entry, I want to extend the customer theme and open up the floor to Mark Orsborn, director of IT consultancy, Acertis Cloud to talk about how his business is achieving dynamic growth and competitive edge by building apps in the cloud.
For years now, raising money for charity by taking part in a sport-related event or challenge has been de rigeur.
I think it’s time for change. We should look to the business world for inspiration on how to raise money for charity by giving people who sponsor something back.
The feel-good factor that comes from sponsoring people doesn’t really cut it in a time of recession when we’re all watching the pennies.
If people sponsor something, they should get something in return, even if it’s having their car washed or their lawn mowed or receiving some baked treats. I think it’s time to re-think the current charity sponsorship model.
They started as 16 and now only 8 remain; the entrepreneurial elite. Wasn’t it George Bush Jnr who said the French have no word for entrepreneur? And he was the most powerful man in the world so there’s hope yet for all of these candidates.
Young Entrepreneurs Get Council Backing A number of young people from Belfast could soon be starting up their own enterprises after taking part in a business programme, funded by Belfast City Council. Bank tackles small business loan appeals Lloyds Banking Group will this week attempt to steal a further march on rival Royal Bank of […]
Years ago I found myself on a board tasked with privatising part of the old Greater London Council (GLC). We submitted a bid to buy our business but it was unsuccessful and the business was sold to some other guys. Just before I received my marching orders I did get a chance to see how the new predators operated. There are some lessons that I’ve never forgotten.
Mark Dixon: ‘Why you must network face-to face’ Social networking brings many business benefits but there is still great value in having personal contact with potential customers and clients, says Mark Dixon chief executive, Regus The Smarta 100 Awards, brought to you by O2 and Smarta, are now open for entries. If you run a […]
We can indulge ourselves in squabbles about missed Project Merlin lending targets, sky-high bonuses and extra bank taxes but I want to focus on how businesses and lenders can better work together.