Tagged: starting a business

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What to look for in a C.V.

If I hear the phrase ‘People are our most important asset.’ again I think I will scream. I will scream not because it is a stupid thing to say but because to senior management,...

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I can add-up, you know!

When I first started my company, I knew I could add-up. I had an economics degree, an MBA in which I graduated top of my class in Accounting and statistics and I had worked...

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Wishful Thinking

One of the adages of the stockmarket is ‘Let your profits run, take your losses quickly.’ Ten years as a stockbroker really ingrained the second part of that adage in me and it proved...

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Scale Fast

Scale fast One of the mistakes I made in building my business, was to under-appreciate the importance of scale. There has been a sea change in business over the last 20 years. Product lifecycles...

Business Plans: Gotta love them! 0

Business Plans: Gotta love them!

I am amazed at the number of small and medium sized businesses who do not have written business plans. (It doesn’t have to be a dissertation it can be a key point summary with...

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Starting a business

Do not start a business under the illusion that you are making a ‘lifestyle’ choice, unless your desired lifestyle involves working longer hours and having more stress than you ever thought possible whilst in...