We are essentially "blind visionaries" with the ability to envision an idea others couldn’t see whilst being blind to some of the risks that would usually put off everyone else.
CEO Reg Bamford on helping SMEs and individuals who have international interests.
A decade ago, outsourcing was a new concept; now it is in many industries the norm. Indeed, it is a significant part of the global economy: in August 2013 Gartner predicted that the global outsourcing market will grow 5.4 per cent a year for the next four years, reaching a total value of $288bn.
Of all the increasingly positive statistics that have emerged during 2013’s chapter in the economic recovery, one that has been particularly pleasing has been the number of start-up businesses that have been created in the past 12 months.
Each year Professor Sydney Finkelstein of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth takes a look back at the managerial hits and misses of the last 12 months and lists his best and worst CEOs of the year. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos has been nominated ‘Best CEO of 2013’, while Eike Batista of Brazil’s EBX/OGX/OSX was named the worst.
In his latest book, “David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants”, Malcolm Gladwell argues that we all misunderstand the story of David and Goliath. He believes that David beat the giant, not in spite of his diminutive size but because of it. David had a better weapon – the sling – and was more agile than the lumbering Goliath.
It’s holiday season and that means one thing: Christmas presents. With the retail industry set to be caught in a whirlwind until the sales season is over, it is clear that this is an opportunity to really make your business stand out from the crowd. And one way of doing this is by harnessing the power of online reviews.
The Sirius Programme, a new government scheme, aims to bring the world's best entrepreneurial talent to the UK starting today. Seven start-ups have already gained a place.
Recent energy saving audits undertaken at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the UK have highlighted five simple steps that can be taken to unlock potential savings on energy costs which other businesses could also benefit from. Phil Scholes, npower SME Sales & Marketing Director discusses the findings and how making some small changes – often with minimal or no cost – can help drive significant savings.
The latest npower business energy index (nBEI), shows that better energy management could deliver substantial cost savings for SMEs, but many are still struggling to find the time to identify the measures they can take to unlock this potential.