Charlotte Hogg is the Founder and CEO of The New Education Group. After being involved with the launch of over 30 startups, Charlotte has created a unique training programme for entrepreneurs, corporate organisations and fundraisers who are looking to create change, manage their mindset or innovate effectively. Charlotte is also author of The Handbook of Entrepreneurial Marketing, is a well respected public speaker and a mentor at both the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy and Doug Richards School 4 Creative Startups.
Website URL: http://www.theneweducationgroup.com
Last week I treated myself to a trip to the cinema in the middle of the day. It was empty, it was peaceful and it proved to be the perfect escape from the madness that was occurring in my working world.
Recent research has shown that when asked over 93% of entrepreneurs say that access to cash is preventing their growth and sustainability. A cash flow problem is something that almost all entrepreneurs can relate to and is often the main reason businesses fail.
I have been an entrepreneur all of my life but I think I have only been a leader for the last few weeks. It is a strange shift and one that I think many of us couldn't benefit from understanding.
Having read the summary of Lord Young's latest report on small business, I, as a young entrepreneur and someone who is committed to teaching entrepreneurship, feel like I have just been trampled on. I want to scream 'no' and I really want someone to listen.
Those of you that know me, will be familiar with my over enthusiasm for pretty much everything in life. I do truly believe that anything is possible. More, I believe I can make anything possible and even more than that, I want to make the impossible possible for everyone else in the entire world.
Charlotte Hogg, who is founder and CEO of The New Education, was involved in a tragic and fatal road accident as a teenager. She shares her thoughts and experiences of being front page news and dealing with extreme grief and trauma here, in a letter to the people of Boston:
As the festive period shifts into full swing, many of us will begin reflecting on the last 365 days. The mission for 2012 could have been anything. For me, it was getting my book published - and of course writing the damn thing.
Few of us will admit it but most of us are looking for love and would like nothing more than to receive a good morning smooch on the tube, a romantic gift at lunchtime and spend our evenings enjoying brilliant company and fantastic flirtatious moments over great food and drink in some of the best venues in town.
As digital innovation and the Gen Y workforce create new markets and new working geographies, the way in which we exploit and execute 'Global Growth' has edged up the scale on peoples' priority lists.
After 11 series of the X factor, most of us know the format, the predictable characters and the ultimate prize. We are familiar with what Simon Cowell looks for in contestants – the types that increase the viewing figures, who make the phones ring and the ones that go on to ultimately sell records.