What riles me about networking is that it is an Industry. For the few, they would have done their networking on the playing fields of Eton and country clubs. Others have opera, cricket fields, golf rounds…etc. Now for my networking fix I simply hang around with my mates around “the docklands” in East London!! Continue reading
Tickets are running low for 8 March LonBA “Business Growth – Scaleup and GoGlobal” Event.
This evening event is run by London Business Academy in association with Polish Business Link and Open Solutions London Limited. Supporting Partners NatWest Bank and East London Export Club
As new technologies bring the world closer together, companies are tempted to go global. The bright lights of international markets are attractive both to Startups and the established brands.
It is alluring as it offers plenty of opportunities; however this venture can also be unsuccessful. Therefore, the ability to skilfully navigate in a global environment is essential. In order to minimise the risk of failure or falling into too many pitfalls on the way, ask yourself some questions before preparing your strategy.
Map your Business Growth Strategy
It is always necessary to re-evaluate and refocus your business growth plans. Refresh your business model and increase your profit margin – and you’ll want to do this with as little cost as possible.
We sometimes forget that our businesses are affected by external factors – things that are out of our control. It’s a good idea to prepare, with these factors in mind, as you start to grow your business – and a good approach is the PESTLE approach. Continue reading
Entrepreneurship is often portrayed as a cavalier lunge through to success and depicted as the ONE person/individual overcoming the odds! So what are the real chances of success? There is a dismal record of business failure within the first three years in the Small Business sector and in my professional practice I have also seen first-hand, a similar track record for project management in Large Corporates.
So what to do?
It is about building and thriving in a network and collaboration, which could be informal. How to thrive is building key partnerships and using knowledge share. Continue reading
We make eCommerce business both practical and profitable
Setting up and management of an eCommerce platform can be a full time occupation which hinders you from running your core business. Also the attempt to actually outsource and manage this platform can equally be costly.
If you are the sole business owner, without a team, you will incur man-hours, which cannot be billed to the customer and, can also impact the quality time spent running your business. It would be essential to understand the basis on which you work out a budget. What outcomes do you want?
We can provide a the best solution, which would be to take a project-centric approach which should start with a business case, outlined here. We will help you surmount the hurdles and obstacles to business growth.
If you are running a going concern, you will need to put in place a robust “Customer Development” process to avoid changing direction and endless reiterations to arrive at your end goal. This can result in missing time deadlines, cost overruns and an inferior product.
A lot of emphasis is put on finding the “right” web developer and what is often missed is the step process that takes the user requirements to identify the right eCommerce platform.
We can help on producing the initial draft and iterations for your eCommerce site. This will help establish a realistic deadline and disclose your budget upfront. It’s very important to have a good job specification and follow the recruitment process and communicate diligently to the platform development team.
Our rigorous approach will ensure you have a solid proposal should you want to engage with a Digital creative agency. Best applicable where the need for branding and strategy with product design, is imperative. Preferable where you are at high-end of the market or with specific niche.
As a small business owner, an eCommerce platform can be a cost-effective and efficient channel to deliver your products. Let us help you meet your business objectives!!
There is a Coach living (deep) within every-one of us, affirming our purpose though often-times, the voice is strained, drained and muffled by the daily struggles we encounter. We often strive to overcome obstacles, and in my case this was done through achievements in qualifications, certifications and trainings.
I have stumbled and fumbled to find myself, being stiff necked and proud, refused to bend my knees and became a prisoner to logic. A wise man said “And I set my heart to know wisdom and to know madness and folly. I perceived that this is also is grasping for the wind.” Continue reading