I attended Entrepreneur Country’s forum recently and was so impressed that I decided to write an article on some of the lessons learned. Held in the auspicious surroundings of the Royal Institution of Great Britain where the first Industrial Revolution began, I heard a lot about how entrepreneurship will reboot the UK plc.
I’m delighted to be attending the Entrepreneur Country Forum this Wednesday 27th February and hope to meet some of you there. I was prompted to write this post, following a recent article on my 2006 book “Sex, Leadership and Rock’n’Roll” by the eminent Professor Adrian Furnham in the Sunday Times. Take a look at Professor Furnham’s piece on Orchestras, Jazz Bands and Rock’n’Roll.
IT plays an integral part in growing businesses of all sizes. It affects everything from your ability to deliver new applications and adapt to changing consumer demands, to your brand perception and the productivity of your workforce.
Everyday worries for small businesses usually centre around two things: customer retention and cash flow. Very few give much thought as to what will happen to their business if a disaster strikes. However when dramatic events occur, such as the recent flooding in the UK or Hurricane Sandy, small businesses are prompted to think about the need for disaster recovery and business continuity plans.
Not long ago the workforce was predictable and easy to define, with most employees working routine office hours and using a fixed desktop office computer. Today, working practices are highly variable. We respond to emails at all hours from smartphones, work from a variety of places and collaborate and exchange ideas via different platforms, including social media.
Entrepreneur Country is delighted to welcome guest blogger Ingrid Vanderveldt, Entrepreneur in Residence at Dell. Here, she tells us how technology is opening up new markets and opportunities for growing businesses.
With only weeks to go until the Entrepreneur Country Forum, we ask our past keynote speakers why these events are important for the entrepreneurial community.
Dr. Mike Lynch, Founder of Autonomy, will speak at the Entrepreneur Country Forum on 27th February 2013.