Category: Entrepreneur

Transparency as a Factor of Culture

Transparency as a Factor of Culture

Entrepreneurs 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”. We are taking an in-depth look at …

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Organisational Design as a Factor of Culture

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. So let’s start with the proverbial elephant in the room. If you are an entrepreneur just starting out and you are expanding your founding team from one …

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Can entrepreneurs culture culture?

Can entrepreneurs culture culture?

I 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. Corporate …

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Entrepreneurs and the Capital Drain Debate

Entrepreneurs and the Capital Drain Debate

There 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. Understanding personal capital investment. …

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Get to what’s important; quickly!

Get to what’s important; quickly!

As 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 …

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Entrepreneurs and Evolution

Entrepreneurs and Evolution

Entrepreneurs 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! This links back to an earlier post on entrepreneurs that I wrote some months back. As entrepreneurs are constantly evolving; they are …

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Economic Restructuring through the Ages: What drives the change?

Economic Restructuring through the Ages: What drives the change?

Economics 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 …

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Qualified Entrepreneurs

Qualified Entrepreneurs

Is there such a thing as a qualified entrepreneur? If so, what is it? Can you study to be an entrepreneur and what does that qualification look like? These are just the super high-level questions that are asked on a daily basis. The real crux of this article is twofold. The first is: can you …

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Measuring the Entrepreneur

Measuring the Entrepreneur

I am all for the mantra of “what gets measured; gets done”. But that leads to an interesting question. How do we measure the success of an entrepreneur? Do we insert the dreaded KPI? Do we look at sales figures and revenue? Do we look at staff count and retention? As in Net Asset Ratio; Gross Profit …

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