Archive for the ‘Digital Business’ Category
The recent corporate scandals, from Libor fixing to horse meat in our burgers, has shone a bright light on the role and character of business and banking leaders as never before.
For me, it is time for the transparent leader to step forward…
Watch this neat video from the Kaufmann Foundation and you’ll see that the vast majority of new startup businesses don’t need business angels or VCs or banks.
Startup businesses recognise that neither a good nor an exceptional product or new idea alone is enough to succeed.
So, then, what are the two factors that every successful startup needs? And does your startup have them? Find out…
Here is a puzzle – how do you pay a startup team before you have any money?
We have found that 3 key dimensions need to be resolved to enable to you develop a strong and motivated startup team.
Every three years we seem to undergo a fundamental shift in thinking.
We had rapid system development 6 years ago, and rapid customer development 3 years – so what should we expect in 2011?
Read on to find out…
The worst mistake I’ve made – and now see others make – is to think that if I build it (a great product, web service etc…) that the customers will come.
They will not.
Okay, Google is an exception – but do you really want to play 1/1000 kind of odds?
What do you call an entrepreneur with a great idea but no sales?
A dreamer? An inventor? Someone who never makes it?
So then, how do you become a successful entrepreneur?
The IMF has provided entrepreneurs with a wonderful example of how to get it wrong.
But what can we – the successful entrepreneurs – learn from the IMFs failures?
The competition from emerging market businesses mean that entrepreneurs in the UK and other developed economies need to grow agile and flexible businesses.
How are we doing to do this? Find out…
This video clip explains the real life, gritty experience that 100 Rules for Entrepreneurs is based on.
It explains the concept behind the book and how it can help new and old entrepreneurs learn from my mistakes.
Research shows that freelancers can solve many of the challenges faced by businesses, agencies or departments that are looking to innovate and grow.
Instead of just being a way to save costs, freelancers are discovering that they bring original ideas and solutions to their clients.
But does it work? Can freelancers help avoid failure and stimulate innovation?
Why do you have a webiste?
Is it because everyone else has one, so you thought you should have one too?
Anecdotal research tells us that 80% of websites don’t have a clearly defined purpose. So, if you’ve made the classic mistake of building a website and are now wondering what to do with it, or even, whether it works, then read on…
Do you know how much a digital visitor costs?
Well, if you are working for the UK Government, you will now know how much a single visitor to your website costs – and it can vary by a factor of 48,900%.