Previous readers will know that I’m a blue-chip escapee who has found start-up to be a roller-coaster – exciting, exhilarating, and sometimes terrifying! HonestyBoxx is the latest evolution of my start-up journey. Here are its 4Ws.
What are the characteristics of a growth business compared to a small business? Many people start up their business to meet a market need and are happy to keep operating it in a manner that suits their lifestyle or enables them to have flexibility. What they don’t recognise is that if they focused on certain areas of their business, they could be preparing their business for growth and a potential future exit plan.
The Start-Up Loan scheme has exceeded expectations as 2,000 aspirational young entrepreneurs have now received support to help get their business venture off the ground, in a boost to growth and the UK’s efforts to get ahead in the global race.
As the US and Europe prepare to begin negotiating what could be the biggest transatlantic trade treaty in generations, now is the right time for Britain to consider its own role in the global marketplace.
Following on from my post about the concept of innovation as something you do, and not just something you say, I came across an example of what I would consider innovation in action, courtesy of a newly launched digital music distribution/promotion service called Music2Text.
In my new book, The Music of Business, acclaimed by Harvey Goldsmith, I'm discussing new business models with Professor Tim Kastelle, Lecturer in Innovation Management for The University of Queensland Business School. Tim spotted a piece of innovation in The Kaiser Chiefs' new album which focuses on the idea of mass personalisation. Before we start, let's see the Chiefs in action: