Makerspaces - The Hidden Business Gem?
Makerspaces are physical locations with donated equipment that members can use to develop new skills and to further develop personal DIY or creative projects. Arguably, they have been around for decades; just in the background. The new trend towards community enterprise and the rise of the makerspace has me positioning this as a real hidden gem within the broader entrepreneurial sector, but am I right?Read More
Entreprenurism is a massive mental strain in almost every regard. The challenge around developing the product or service, financing the development, what technology to use finding the right employees, procurement etc. is just massive. "Doing the right thing" in an ethical sense sometimes will seem like a very low priority, so what stance can entrepreneurs take to get some ethics into the company culture early on?
Going back to the pre-internet era, expertise was probably determined through academic qualifications, publications or just having been doing something longer than everyone else. When the internet came along, everyone became an expert at something and set out to prove it by blogging, posting, commenting, flaming or out-right promoting. This article is really a reflection of how I see it and not off the back of any empirical study.
One of the most frequent calls/emails I get is someone getting in touch because something has gone wrong with their web developer or their hosting provider. This article looks at the process of appointing the right software developer.
There are ever increasing threats to business in cyberspace. DDOS, Ransomware and Phishing to name but a few. There are some proactive steps you can take as a business to help mitigate against these threats. This article outlines 7 of the more common tactics businesses can use.
The Covide19 Crisis [April 2020] has driven office based workforces across the world to work from home. Internal IT teams went into meltdown trying to understand the new paradigm and to get their teams set up to work securely from home. Most companies have introduced new software, policies, process and procedures to accommodate the new IT horizon. This article offers some practical advice for home working and data security.
How do you grab peoples attention and bring them in your door? There are a variety of techniques and approaches, this article looks at "The Velvet Rope" approach.
Managing your time and being effective is a fundemental part of being an entrepreneur or an employee. Here are my top 10 tips for managing your time and reducing wasted effort.
If you’re staring down the barrel of a technical due diligence investigation for the first time, the prospect can be daunting. The VC has brought in a specialist to dig down to the core of your business and you’re quite rightly feeling vulnerable and nervous. The following article is aimed at helping you understand what is happening and how to deal with it calmly and objectively.
We're sometimes afraid to use "No" even when we know its the right word to use. Using No can turn a negative into a positive, this article looks at that idea.