Tag Archives: Managing Director

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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Get Britain Trading. Get Trading Britain! BRITAIN GET TRADING!

This week I joined with other entrepreneurs and business leaders from across the UK at the Palace of Westminster to celebrate the first anniversary of “Get Britain Trading”, the campaign launched by the Forum for Private Business. The keynote speaker, … Continue reading

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Lead people, manage things……count cash.

When I think about the challenges a CEO, MD or GM faces running a company, division or business unit it is perhaps surprising that any are successful. After all, so much needs to go right. There are many “things” to … Continue reading

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Supersize me please! Going from Micro to MSB.

10 years ago Jim Collins and a research team looked at almost 1,500 Fortune 500 companies to try and determine the characteristics that distinguished great companies from good ones. In the opinion of the research team less than 1% of the … Continue reading

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Top 10 business rules – don’t leave home without them.

I’ve been reading Mark Cuban’s book “How to win at the sport of business” which is a collection of his “Maverick” blogs. @mcuban is one of America’s most successful entrepreneurs, making his fortune in 1999 when Yahoo acquired Broadcast.com, for … Continue reading

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Believe it or not, business owners are positive about 2012!

Our online snapshot survey of how business owners, CEOs and MDs of small-medium sized businesses (SMEs) are viewing 2012 is now published. Here are some of the take-aways: 1. The majority are positive about 2012, almost 1/3rd are excited! 2. … Continue reading

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