Monthly Archives: May 2011

Charles Dunstone..insights

Growth is unbelievably forgiving so even if you mess up you can get away with it…Charles tells a wonderful story about the free broadband debacle…how he sent an email tomtit entire company saying who was the idiot who got us … Continue reading

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Homeserve ceo Richard Harpin

How do you beat the competition: Reinvent the market…never give up..stick with it…rip up the rules in direct marketing…if you post it it must come from a trusted source…in every problem you face in your business there is an opportunity … Continue reading

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Real Business entrepreneurs summit 2011 afternoon session.

The change in consumer trends from the Future laboratory Q. What does the consumer think of when they think of the future..turbulent teens is how it is being described by the consumer. This will be started when the oil crunch … Continue reading

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Comments from Andy Philips entrepreneur in residence at INSEAD

How do you use your best advocates your fans as recommenders…how do you do it? 73% of purchasers will check with reviews on line before buying! Goodness we need to get our customer reviews on line…I had no idea it … Continue reading

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Lara Morgan comments from a export led business

Export is the advantage that many UK business do not take advantage of. When you do business abroad know the different cultures and do something special…buy a UK present. If you want to know about a market get on a … Continue reading

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What is the place of social media by Like Minds

Social media is not just about marketing it is about your culture…all business are conversations…make sure you are building your business as a social business…does that mean I get points for blogging right now…I think so!

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4 insights into how to drive your business

Google: Always work tom delight your customers and bet on the future…gmail was launched as a risk they knew the future would solve the issues they faced. What is the next thing…cars that drive themselves…everything is in the cloud….mobile is … Continue reading

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Simon Calver love film

Lessons in marketing….make them loyal, make them engage and make them pay Good lessons in customer care…when trusting your customers loyalty because crap happens they will stick with you so long as you explain and compensate…bring them into the pain … Continue reading

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Which of the following presents the greatest risk to your uk business in the next 12 months

Most put falling customer demand…34%. Next most interest rates at 18%….

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More from the gods

Luke Johnson disagreed entirely about the fact that 90% of angel investors are in Scotland…a bit of fire followed about the Business Growth Fund that funds between 2 and 10 million….Are the government that ILL informed about this area…this suggests … Continue reading

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