It used to be a question for the biggest businesses: what do we outsource? Time has levelled the playing field and, today, even small businesses and solopreneurs can outsource virtually anything. Indeed, for ambitious businesses, outsourcing could be a competitive advantage.[Read more…] about The A-Z of Small Business Outsourcing
I love my current clients – this isn’t about them. But in the past, mainly when I was a freelance journalist, I have had to deal with a few clients that were very difficult. They went from profit to pain.[Read more…] about What’s your ‘profit to pain’ ratio for client management?
My colleague, Clare, gave me this title – ‘impatience is a virtue’ – to work with and this is what I came up with.
Get a cup of coffee and prepare for launch. Rome wasn’t built in a day but it should have been. The status quo is obsolete. Best practice is someone else’s idea of what you should do. Good enough isn’t. As an entrepreneur, it’s all about attitude.
Impatience – the fierce hunger for progress – is one of the defining characteristics of an entrepreneur. For them (for us), impatience is a virtue.[Read more…] about Impatience is a virtue
I interviewed my boss in a fit of nosiness to find out what lessons he learned from his first company, Intelligent Games, and how he does things now at Turbine, Articulate and Vincarta. It’s a lesson in how to start your first business.[Read more…] about 24 things I wish I’d known when I started my first business
Origin stories are important for business. They can be a source of living inspiration and guidance. For example, it’s very important for Silicon Valley companies to start in a garage. HP started it all here at 367 Addison Avenue.[Read more…] about Origin stories