The UK is often criticised for its attitudes to failure in business. In the US, there’s no stigma attached to going bust. American entrepreneurs simply dust themselves off and start again. But the UK does trump the States in one respect: our entrepreneurs start younger, have more independence and, put bluntly, have far bigger balls.
In the face of incompetence from the government and instability in the economy, McGuire doffs his cap at the young entrepreneurs who are ploughing on regardless.
The Broadbean MD lets rip at the Underground trade union leader and praises tube staff who have supported British industry by breaking the strike.
Renegotiating supplier contracts is one key way to reduce costs. But we all need to apply some business etiquette to the practice. Or, at very least, the ethic of reciprocity.
Fresh back from a visit to his new US office, the Broadbean founder has somehow found time to keep up with the antics of Sir Alan Sugar and Innocent’s Richard Reed. He also caught up with bona fide robot warrior, Ben Wray.
If you’ve got time for Twitter, you’re just not working hard enough. I’d rather concentrate on opening my US office, thank you.
If these tougher times can teach us anything, it’s how to run a business as efficiently as possible.
Hands up if you’re bored of watching the news? I’m tired of all the doom and gloom every time I open the paper and I’m not just talking about Spurs, although they’re giving me more cause for concern at the moment than the credit crunch/global financial crisis/recession or whatever it’s called this week.
It can be hard for entrepreneurs to let go when they jet off. But sometimes, leaving your firm to struggle on without you proves you’ve got a great team watching your back.
It’s all very well to moan and groan about how little the government does to inspire kids to start businesses. But it’s time to stop griping and do something about it.
Dan McGuire is sticking two fingers up at the doom-mongers as Broadbean reports bullish sales growth.
This is an unconventional way to begin a column but I was checking out the Real Business hottest entrepreneurs list the other day. Tamara Mellon and Sarah McVittie, I’ll give you, but why was there no space for the delightful Jacqueline Gold? Ok, she may be 20 years my senior but Jacqueline, you’d be on my list!