Tag Archives: CEO

What makes a great CEO? Ask Steve Ballmer.

The balmy days of August were livened up, corporately speaking, with Steve Ballmer’s announcement that he would step down as CEO of Microsoft sometime in 2014. The race begins to find the individual who will take on this epic leadership … Continue reading

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Before you launch online! BusDev and the SME #4

Among the many challenges (cash, order book, keeping up with legislation, cash, putting out fires, health & safety, cash, people problems, cash…….) faced by owner managers and SME management teams is the perennial problem of there being too many things … Continue reading

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“Be visible online, stupid”. BusDev and the SME Part 3.

James Carville, the political strategist for Bill Clinton in his successful 1992 Presidential campaign against George Bush, developed 3 key themes to keep the campaign team focused. “Change v more of the same” “The economy, stupid” “Don’t forget health care” … Continue reading

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BusDev and the SME. Part 1. Where are you going in 2013?

The younger of my two sons has been persuaded to participate in a charity boxing match next month. Consequently he has embraced a serious training and nutrition regime to get in shape and is already showing the benefits of multiple gym … Continue reading

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Top 10 UK Business Predictions for 2013

1. There’ll be a bit of an economic recovery. According to the European Commission the UK will be the fastest growing, major European economy in 2013 with a forecast growth rate of 0.9%, compared to a contraction of 0.3% this … Continue reading

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Successfully Raising Angel Funding-Part 4

“Capital isn’t scarce; vision is.” Sam Walton This is the final part of a short series of blogs on raising funds from Angel investors. We’ve looked at the Angel investor market in the UK, how to connect with them and some … Continue reading

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Successfully Raising Angel Funding-Part 3

“Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water, or do you want to change the world” Steve Jobs In the first two parts of this blog series we looked at the Angel investor space in the … Continue reading

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