Ideas for new products occur often when we least expect them, when we’re walking the dog, weeding the garden, taking a shower or during a boring lecture. You may not even notice that your mind has wandered, but suddenly, there it is – a ‘light’ goes on and you have a flash of inspiration. You […]
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A mentor is a great investment Apart from hand-holding, plausibility checking and providing a shoulder to cry on when the going gets tough, a mentor will help you take ideas from concept to commercialisation, or move from start-up to scale-up, and everything in-between. Mentors draw from their vast experience to prevent you from making the [...]
Forming strategic partnerships can result in many positive outcomes for a start-up, growing or mature company. Here's a case-study to illustrate how the formation of several strategic alliances created significant value for one of our clients. The challenges Several years ago, an overseas FinTech client of mine had an idea for a novel payment platform [...]
A great way to building innovation into your business is to be looking for problems to solve and opportunities for improvement in your industry. That’s not to say that inventions haven’t succeeded by accidentally creating an invention and then looking to see what can be solved by that invention (case in point – post-it notes). [...]
Make twelve new year resolutions for business, one for each month! By breaking them down into workable pieces, you'll actually get them done: Our local Bollywood-style keep-fit classes in my local area are led by Nikita, an instructor who has inspired me on more than one occasion. At our recent pre-Christmas dinner celebration, she surprised [...]
If you came to me and asked me to help you to grow your business, the first thing I would ask is 'Can you define unique selling points for your business?', or to put it another way, 'Why, in your opinion, do your clients purchase your product/service from yourself and not from your nearest competitor'? [...]
You are probably interested in the do's and don't of technology startups because you are already a technology startup or because you're thinking of establishing a tech startup. Starting a technology business is never easy, and starting one alone is even harder. That's why, if you're an aspiring entrepreneur aiming to start or expand a business, [...]