Category Archives for St John’s Innovation Centre

Meerkats and Avatars 2010 – Preparing for a changing world

As an investor, I go along to many pitch events and technology demonstrations, and I assure you they are not all as entertaining as Dragon’s Den. “Thank goodness” I hear you say – and quite right too. Raising finance for a business and building your brand is a serious matter, with jobs, families and mortgages all depending on success.

A Good Leader – A Great Team

At the weekend I was lucky enough to watch Real Madrid “Los Galacticos”, managed by Jose Mourinho, play in a pre-season friendly match against Leicester City, managed by Sven Goran Erikson . It set me thinking about the synergies in business and the importance of the whole team including their leader…..

Inspiration, Motivation, Communication…Growing success in your team

I’m looking back on an interesting and exciting week that started with a great evening of sharing, networking and much laughter (thanks to Tim Stimpson, former British Lions rugby player) at our inaugural ‘Growing Success’ event.

How effective are your leadership skills?

Can business strategy frameworks be useful for more than analyzing your business?…Rosemary Cooper-Clark works with organisations to develop their leadership performance in strategy, marketing and team development.

The Budget helps business to raise finance

The Budget is all about beer, cigarettes and petrol, right? Wrong! It’s about juggling sensitive fiscal and monetary policy to hang on to power at the next election, right? Well…..maybe. But let’s skip the politics and recognise that this budget is providing a huge boost to businesses, especially the smaller, high growth businesses that provide much of the excitement in the economy and create most new jobs.

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