Monthly Archives: October 2013

5 Project Failures and What I’ve Learnt

project failuresSo many projects set up with good intentions end up not delivering the full benefits. Mine included. I’ve had a host of project failures to my name.

I figure it’s fine to make a mistake, but I should learn from it. Which is why I thought it worth sharing 5 project failures I’ve made and what I’ve learnt from those mistakes.

1. Wrong scope

I’d been at a client for… Continue reading →

5 Ways a Marketing Graduate Can Improve Sales

Marketing Graduates

Most small businesses could use technology better to improve sales and expand into new markets. With guidance, a marketing graduate could be a solution to this problem.

Your website has the potential to give you worldwide coverage. Supplemented by apps and software enabling the promotion of your goods and services and easy to set up payment channels, it opens up many new opportunities for businesses.

In practice, there needs to… Continue reading →

4 Ways of Getting the Best from Graduates

best from graduatesWhat makes a graduate more valuable to you than a non graduate?

Sure, they have gained extra skills at University. But these are only of use if they add value to your business.

How do you employ graduates in the right role to bring out these skills? Should they simply fill a vacancy?

a return of £5.30 for every £1 of investment

Perhaps it is an opportunity to change roles… Continue reading →

5 Business Ready Qualities a Graduate Can Aim For

business ready

I like graduates with practical common sense. With a positive attitude and determination. And above all, maturity. These are graduates I’d consider to be “business ready”.

The 5 business ready qualities that impress me in a graduate relate less to academic achievement but more to strength of character.

1 Entrepreneurial flair

the potential to become a director at a very early age

In a small business graduates are a big… Continue reading →

Running a Business is like Riding a Bike

Running a Business is like Riding a Bike

I recently went on a “Stop Crashing for Beginners” Mountain Biking course. I’d been out with a group of friends and had to get off and push when others rode on through. Strength and stamina didn’t help here. I lacked the skill.

The course was run by Ed Oxley who taught me how to position myself when descending a steep slope. Importantly this meant I wasn’t about to be propelled… Continue reading →