Natalie Panek explains the importance of persistence in business.
Persistence is one of the most powerful avenues to success. It allows us to forge ahead through challenges, but more importantly, it teaches us the power of failure and how to recover.
My experiences working with technology have taught me that oftentimes success requires patience, achieved through the art of persistence. Whether building a solar-powered car, working on a mission to Mars, or engineering robotic arms to repair broken satellites in space, I have learned that patience usually leads to reward and failure often has advantages.
To make each of our initiatives better than the last and appreciate each one even more because of the hard work that is necessary for improvement.
Bev James considers the important role of social media in the world of business, offering her top tips on how small firms can best use it to their advantage.
There is no longer any argument that social media has got a major role to play when it comes to the world of business.
Many senior people at some of our biggest firms were suspicious of the value of using social media when it first burst on to the scene, but that argument has been over for some time now. The reality is that any business, no matter how big or small, is making a huge mistake if they decide to ignore social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.
In a series of articles Charles Hylton-Potts, a lawyer based in London, covers a range of legal topics relevant to establishing a business in the EU. Click here to check out his previous article.
Robotic operator and aerospace engineer Natalie Panek celebrates the inspirational female adventurers who have turned their enthusiasm for outdoor pursuits into a career, considering how embracing a sense of adventure could assist women to succeed in all areas of business, enabling self-discovery, leadership skills and confidence in risk-taking.
Adele Woodthorpe explains what to consider when deciding on the most cost-effective and practical office space for your business and shares her own experiences of the choices and compromises she has made for her PR Company, Woodthorpe Comms.
For many small businesses, whether making the transition from working from the kitchen table to having a proper office, or merely upgrading their current office space, this is generally one of the biggest hurdles to tackle and one of the main overheads to consider. Obviously, there are quite a few elements to bear in mind when deciding on the ideal office space for your business, so I’ve listed a few which I feel are key.
Alyssa Jade McDonald-Baertl explores what ‘giving’ to your Suppliers and Teams at Christmas should really mean.
‘Tis the season to be giving, and although we often connect giving to altruism, the commercialisation of our holiday season seems to have created an element of bad conscience that now comes with the giving.
If you're the type who LOVES to give at Christmas, to your suppliers, partners and employees, as well as friends and family, you might want to see my 3 steps to reviewing your giving and see how your appreciation can go further than just an amazon order and delivery.
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Mary Juetten, Founder of Traklight, looks back at the early days of setting up her company and shares her top 5 tips for finding the right co-founder for your start-up.
Hindsight is perfection and no exception here. If I had a do-over for my startup, there are many things I would have done differently. At the top of the list would be spending more time finding a true Co-Founder at the very beginning. Now that I have filled in my team and have some unbelievable people who will walk through fire and/or walls for Traklight, I wish I had found them sooner. Our growth and momentum is now exponential with the right people on the team.
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We all know what it’s like to come across a website that looks like it hasn’t been updated in 10 years. Does it make you want to find out more about the company? Or click to another website as quickly as possible? Effective web design is essential in helping your new business to grow, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. Here are some pointers on how to choose a website template to create your own online presence.