TEN TIPS FROM THE BEST IN BUSINESS
June 19, 2018
Starting and growing a business is one of the most exciting journeys you can take. There will be times you enjoy and times you want to turn tail and run home. Because every journey is different, there are no hard and fast rules for every situation, but the right support and advice can make a huge difference.
BANISH THIRD SECTOR GRANT AND TENDER APPLICATION FRUSTRATIONS
November 16, 2017
As a charity, voluntary or other not-for-profit entity, it’s not always easy to get the right people to listen to you. This is particularly the case if you’re a new enterprise or a very specialist one. Often, many of those commissioners, government officials, funders and companies simply don’t understand your local expertise and strengths, or how you can often provide better value and greater flexibility.
The scaling back of budgets and changes in local funding arrangements – traditionally a staple source of funding for third sector organisations – has made it impossible for many small and medium-sized charities to survive.
FINDING MORE CUSTOMERS: TO BID OR NOT TO BID
November 3, 2017
One of the greatest challenges facing SMEs in the UK and throughout Europe is finding customers. For the small and micro businesses that make up the majority of the UK economy, part of this battle comes from not understanding or fully appreciating the complexities of Supply Chains, the statutory and corporate requirements to become a part of them and how to identify the opportunities available to them.
“A supply chain is a network between a company and its suppliers to produce and distribute a specific product or service, and the supply chain represents the steps it takes to get the product or service to the customer.”
WHY BUSINESS NETWORKING WORKS
October 27, 2017
Business networking is a great opportunity for you to meet with fellow entrepreneurs in a convivial setting; and help raise awareness of your business amongst potential clients, suppliers and partners without expectation or obligation on either side.
Networking events can also provide a valuable experience within which to discuss issues of common interest, such as barriers to growth and upcoming technological breakthroughs, and to share ideas and best practice.
October 13, 2017
I started my working life in London, the greatest city in the world. I loved its vibrancy, its history, its diversity, its spirit, and the experience of living and working there became a benchmark by which I referenced other cities and places where I worked and travelled.
Life and my entrepreneurial career took me in other directions, including working for a brand new gold mine and growing several successful businesses along the way, and since 2000, with YTKO, a thriving private sector business.
BETTER BIDDING BUILDS BUSINESSES
October 04, 2017
For businesses aspiring to supply to large organisations, securing a large client can be a dream come true to accelerate their growth; the reality is that it is achievable, and knowing how to tackle the obstacles along the way certainly helps.
Some of these challenges include: