Category: social business

Problem Solving With Peripheral Vision

Problem Solving With Peripheral Vision

Problem solving is a skill that needs honing. Entrepreneurs face having to make business critical decisions daily. Whether they are working on approaches to acquire new clients or they are trying to understand the financial impact of employing new staff. Their lives are a quagmire of decisions. The problem however is that a lot of the time …

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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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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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Content Strategy & Social Business Intrinsically Linked

Content Strategy & Social Business Intrinsically Linked

Content Marketing and Social Business are indeed linked. Joined at the hip if you will. The simple reason for this is that as much as your external audience thrives on content to become engaged with your brand, products and services – so do your internal stakeholders. See, content marketing or content strategy is the process of …

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Enterprise Social Networking vs Social Business

Enterprise Social Networking vs Social Business

Earlier I posted an article about the definition of social business and how I believe it is far more about breaking down silos within an organisation than just about having a social presence. After a while I thought that maybe the term “social business” itself is something which needs work in order to ensure that …

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What is a Social Business any way?

What is a Social Business any way?

There are a lot of definitions around social business. But there are 2 that have a lot of followers behind them. One of them is right; and the other in my opinion is very wrong! First; let’s look at the one I disagree with. Social business in my opinion is NOT when you are using …

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Digital Marketing: Part of Marketing or Part of Digital?

Digital Marketing: Part of Marketing or Part of Digital?

As we move more towards the postdigital – meaning that digital touches all parts of our lives; both at work and at home almost constantly; we face conundrums that force us to understand where certain functions in the organisation should it. One of the most paramount of these discussions is that of Digital Marketing. Should Digital …

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Is Crowd Funding Right For You?!

Is Crowd Funding Right For You?!

Towards the end of 2013 I wrote a piece on Social Entrepreneurs and how the proliferation of social media networks have made it incredibly easy for entrepreneurs to connect with potential customers and business partners. Today I want to explore some thoughts around Crowd Funding and the potential that entrepreneurs have again to explore the …

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Social Media Entrepreneurs

Social Media Entrepreneurs

The spirit of entrepreneurship is alive and well! This is probably not news to you; but it is something that I have noticed more and more recently and I feel it is worth mentioning especially as there is a direct correlation (I feel) between the proliferation of social media and social networks and entrepreneurs. Something …

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