Sticking To The Core

Sticking to the core Sticking to the core

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Definition of Innovation

Innovation has become a polluted word with a lot of different meanings. It a one of the buzz words in current management speak, government policy, etc. But everybody seems to have a different interpretation and it is getting in the way of what innovation should be about.

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Creative Thinking

This  will guide you through some of the things you might want to consider when you develop your ideas.

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Before you start

                        Clearly define your business idea and be able to succinctly articulate it. - Know your mission. Examine your motives. Make sure that you have a passion for owning a business and for this particular business. Be willing to comm...
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Do You a Have a Billion Dollar Company?

Do you have a compelling value proposition?

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Do You Have An Innovation Culture?

Innovation does not happen; it must be planned for, organised and managed. Do you:

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Execute!

Execute!

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Management Team Skill Analysis

As your company develops, you will need different sets of skills. The skills you used several years ago to propel your company through the start-up and early growth phases are not the same as the skills you now need for growth and maturity

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How To Stay In Business For 100 Years

Find below lessons on how to stay in business for over a 100 years (based on research in to companies with over a century of dividend). It shows the importance of culture as an absolute overarching factor, above strategy.

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Are You The Right Person For The Job?

Ask yourself the question; if you would apply for the job of CEO if your own company would you get it? What happens if the answer in “NO”?

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New Product Adoption - Persistence Beats Resistance!

Founded in January 1990, Century Homes is now the largest housing timber frame (roof trusses, walls, door units, floors) manufacturing business in Ireland and the UK, employing over 320 staff.

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Product Adaptation For International Markets

Product Adaptation For International Markets

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Your Own Network

It is not what you know, it is who you know”, there is a lot of truth in very few words. A network of connections is an especially powerful tool in growing a business. Research among high achievers shows that one of the reasons for their success is the fact that they cultivate (that is, develop and use) a strong network of personal contacts.

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Advice About Term Sheets

David Frankel, Founding Partner at Altirah Capital, discusses term sheets and how to structure a venture capital deal.

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Targeting And Evaluation Of Acquisition Prospects

You need to specify target industries and criteria for evaluating candidates for acquisition within these industries.

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Open Days Pays!

Building trust in your company and its product amongst prospective customers, often in other countries, is one of the biggest marketing challenges for the rapid growth stage entrepreneur. There is significant brand benefit in having a key prospective customer or group of customers visit your company premises, meet your key management, staff and advisors/suppliers.

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Start up investment calculator

This spreadsheet will help you calculate what items you need to include in your initial start-up investment, whether you already have them or need to buy them,What they cost, when you need them (this will be helpful when you come to calculate your cash-flow).


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Team or Solo?

As an entrepreneur you have a choice of going solo or as part of a team. Teams have a much higher chance of success. That does not mean that everybody needs to be in the business full time, but you do need a combination of skill sets in areas such as sales (key!), marketing, finance and technology.


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You Have 30 Seconds Or Less!

The average reading time for a business plan is 30 seconds and is getting shorter. If your plan or presentation does not capture the imagination in that time frame, you are wasting your time. In the same goes for the executive summary.

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How To Get To A Mln

You have been through the start-up stage and it is now time to bring your company to the next level, including increasing your turn over to a million and more (the first million is the hardest). Here are some tips to consider:
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