Category Archives: Entrepreneurial

Fresh ideas come from sharing experience

I’ve just come home from a great event, organised by Karen Birch of ‘Fair Comment‘, in which two young companies presented their business plans to a small panel of experienced business women. The companies, Kohl Publishing and My Health Cards, … Continue reading

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Don’t let mental roadblocks get in your way

I often find it hard to get started (examples: getting out of bed; writing a strategic plan; picking up the phone; starting a report; going to the gym; writing a blog….). Once I do start something, I get easily sidetracked … Continue reading

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How to encourage potential entrepreneurs to ‘go for it’, part 2

A wee while ago, I wrote a blog post about some of the things that the Scottish Institute for Enterprise (SIE) is doing to encourage students to think about setting up their own business after they graduate. Last week, SIE … Continue reading

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How to Inspire Students to become Entrepreneurial

I’m fortunate enough to head up an organisation that exists to encourage students to become more entrepreneurial, and to consider starting their own businesses. I have a great team, and we see some really amazing young people with great ideas. … Continue reading

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How to encourage potential entrepreneurs to ‘go for it’, part 1

I’m often reading articles about whether someone can be taught to become an entrepreneur or whether the entrepreneurial attitude is innate. Opinions are often polarised, but I believe that both are correct; not everyone will have the attributes of an … Continue reading

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Can’t get to the office? Don’t despair.

So the weather is baltic, the roads are gridlocked and the schools are shut. You can’t get to the office, so you can’t get any work done. What a nuisance, or is it? It could be the perfect opportunity to … Continue reading

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6 ways to be lucky in business

I had the great pleasure of attending the Entrepreneurial Exchange Annual Awards Dinner last week, and was truly inspired by the stories of the award winners as well as by the amazing people at my table. Whilst each business was … Continue reading

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