Category Archives: Entrepreneur

Never Underestimate A Good Coach

This is a bit of a departure from what I usually write about; but there is an underlying thread that links it back to digital marketing and branding.

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Entrepreneurs and the Habitual Funding Cycle

fundingI’ve been working with entrepreneurs through Endeavor for a little over five years now; and I have noticed a definite trend with a number of entrepreneurs. There seems to be a default level of comfort that a number of new entrepreneurs and definitely serial entrepreneurs seem to fall back on.

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Physical Space as a Factor of Culture

physical space office layoutThe last few articles I have written have all focused exclusively on the factors which influence culture. This is critically important for any business to understand; whether you are an entrepreneur starting to expand; or a multidimensional business battling to get everyone pulling in the same direction. Culture is what keeps your business on track. This is not at the cost of strategy or marketing execution and good sales service; but rather at the behest of it!

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Transparency as a Factor of Culture

Transparent-businessEntrepreneurs are often very consumed with their product and the way their product is perceived in the market. They default to business metrics and market penetration as metrics for their business success; which is absolutely right. There is often one metric which is over looked; and that is “culture”.

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Organisational Design as a Factor of Culture

Following on from a recent post where we looked at how entrepreneurs could ‘culture’ culture; we identified 6 elements that influence corporate culture. One of these was organisational design.

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Can entrepreneurs culture culture?

cultureI used to think that a corporate culture was last on the list of things that a business owner or entrepreneur needed to concern themselves with. It was something that just happened. It was a soft metric that was a lag indicator on the balanced scorecard of the business. Today however my opinion has changed.

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Entrepreneurs and the Capital Drain Debate

wishes and dreamsThere are two things that entrepreneurs are acutely aware of; especially as they begin their entrepreneurial journey as a fledgling startup; they are: capital and closely linked to that, the need to invest their personal funds into an insatiably money-hungry beast. There are a number of things that make this an extremely stressful time for the budding entrepreneur.

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Get to what’s important; quickly!

GetToThePointAs an entrepreneur, chances are that you are pretty passionate about what it is your organisation is offering the world. As the creator and designer of the business you are more than likely armed with a wealth of information that goes into infinite detail about various levels of where you can positively impact your client’s life.

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Entrepreneurs and Evolution

human-evolution-go-backEntrepreneurs are constantly evolving. Constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible and what can and should be done. This is what makes entrepreneurs so special. This determined belief in the Darwinian; Survival of the Fittest!

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Economic Restructuring through the Ages: What drives the change?

economyEconomics has never really been a topic that has filled me with excitement and wonder. I have always viewed it as a “tick box” subject when it comes to studies. Well, that was until recently. Over the recent past I have become increasingly aware of the subtleties of economics and more over the various manifestations there of.  To be more precise, I have become quite fascinated by the evolution of economics or rather economic models over the past decade or so.

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