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Find out how to fast-track yourself into successful self employment and employment. Posts examine key skills and the right attitudes to develop. Discover industry secrets and the critical issues that relate to getting the job you want.

Why is the Most Important Entrepreneurial Skill Seldom Taught?

Understanding why the most important entrepreneurial skill is seldom taught Globally, little evidence exists that business start-up and survival rates are improving. Data released by Experian (November 2011) showed 70% of start-up businesses fail within 36 months of starting. So it's a mystery why the most important entrepreneurial skill is seldom taught. If entrepreneurs are to survive & thrive we need to provide the right training... Read More

Going faster by slowing down

Going faster by slowing down is a important way think In my earliest hitchhiking days, any stopping vehicle was an opportunity to travel. The excitement of the moment put me in the car. Going faster by slowing down was a concept outside my impatient grasp... Read More

Game on for back bedroom passion

Reading anything by Bill Bryson makes me smile and laugh out loud. As a young man, Mr Bryson discovered the joys of hitchhiking. Driven by a thirst for adventure he spent two summers travelling around Europe with the aid of his thumb. He didn't know it at the time, but the accumulated experience when combined with his journalistic skills (acquired later) would make him a best-selling author (and a mint)... Read More

Present to influence the audience

How do you present to influence the audience? Stood by the roadside thumbing lifts was an empowering experience. Drivers who stopped validated what I was doing and thus hitchhiking became meaningful, worthwhile and rewarding. Whilst it wasn't rocket science, I always thought carefully in advance about my appearance as well as how and where I stood. And I looked at the driver as the vehicle approached. By thinking about how I should present to influence the audience, I was doing my best to sell the idea of being offered a lift... Read More

Value your Entrepreneurial Journey

Fear, inertia and ignorance fail us. Start now and value the journey. If you want to make anything happen in life, you have to start an entrepreneurial journey. But be aware, "Entrepreneurship often happens when people are on their way to something else..." . Read More

Trust Builds Business

Trust builds business but how do you build trust? Building trust in business is everything, but how do you do it? Here's a starting point. Can you recall a moment where someone you didn't know well demonstrated real trust - in a risk situation? What happened next? In little time strong bonds may have developed, sometimes at surprising speed. And the relationship changes for the better. The same is possible in the workplace, although the 'risk' catalyst is less commonplace (hence the need for Outward Bound courses). Read More