Tips for Business Start Ups: try living your life in a retailer’s shoes.

Start ups come in many shapes and sizes, reflect many fads and fashions and have more than their fair share of dreams and nightmares to look forward to. One thing they all have in common though is the act of trading: they all have something to sell in exchange for something else, usually, although not … Continue reading Tips for Business Start Ups: try living your life in a retailer’s shoes.

5 tips for everyone: how not to become part of the business world

Every now and then you have to take stock of what you’re part of and what is expected of you in this multi-demanding world we find ourselves in. Either every teenager is expected to want to go to university, or everyone over 50 is expected to don their dancing shoes, shake off the years and … Continue reading 5 tips for everyone: how not to become part of the business world

Tips for Business Start Ups: 8 Questions to ask yourself about whether or not to export…

We're increasingly being invited to talk to business audiences about the perils and pleasures of the export business - no doubt because of the pressures in the UK economic climate at the moment. We make the case that if we can export something - whether this be ideas, experiences, knowledge, products or services - then … Continue reading Tips for Business Start Ups: 8 Questions to ask yourself about whether or not to export…

Tips for Business Start Ups: 5 things your MBA won’t teach you. And 1 it will.

If you’re about to set up a new business then you need to know that you’re not about to enter a Newtonian type universe where every cause has an effect or where every action has a reaction. You're joining the slippy sloppy world of quantum mechanics where minor variations in inputs have surprising unplanned and … Continue reading Tips for Business Start Ups: 5 things your MBA won’t teach you. And 1 it will.

Tips for Business Start Ups: how to avoid getting in your own way

If we’re trying to develop a policy, business, project or whatever – the process of determining the changes you want to make might appear simple enough until you realise there are various trade offs to be accommodated; creativity or standards for example? Compliance or independence? Responding to policies which say ‘turn left’ coupled to others … Continue reading Tips for Business Start Ups: how to avoid getting in your own way