Unsung Heroes of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

Who are your unsung heroes of enterprise and entrepreneurship? Over the past 2 years, 49 articles connecting hitchhiking and entrepreneurship have been posted on this Blog. Subjects and angles have been wide and varied. But no single post has focused on the unsung heroes of enterprise and entrepreneurship who have helped make my journey possible. Yet, if it had not been for the kindness of spirit, generosity of time and ability to help me reach my next destination, I would not have travelled far. And then I would have given up... Read More

Become a Better Business Writer

Be a better business writer & sharpen your communication To be a better business writer it's important to practice and learn from mistakes. Years ago, I co-wrote and published an on-line book. Entitled ‘Dexter Bentley: My first million’ the story follows the entrepreneurial journey of a young man whose academic failures prove to be the catalyst for business success... Read More

Making a meal out of dishonest business

The horsemeat scandal and making a meal out of dishonest business Supermarket 'thoroughbred' 'Tesco' was guilty of making a meal out of dishonest business during the horsemeat scandal. Matters lurched south in Jan 2013 when the company took out national ads apologising for its home-brand burger containing a reported 30% horsemeat. Then the public had to stomach the notion that consuming a 'Spaghetti Western' didn't necessarily involve watching horses on the telly. And when Tesco thought the PR couldn't worsen, well it did... Read More

Great Alternative Startup Websites

Great alternative startup websites entrepreneurs should use The post 'Top 10 entrepreneurial websites' highlights the most popular websites being recommended to start-ups. But looking more deeply at sites and social media sources not making top ten status, it was clear something lacking popularity still has game-changing value. Much like the globally renowned Edinburgh Festival, you must visit its 'Fringe event' to unmask the future entertainment diamonds. Here are some alternative startup websites that will be tomorrow's mainstream... Read More

Top 10 Entrepreneur Websites

Recommended top 10 entrepreneur websites To discover the top 10 entrepreneur websites, I polled the views of over 500 people involved with the industry. All respondents worked in an advisory/business support capacity in academia, and/or the public/private sectors. Some people ran their own businesses. To keep things simple, I asked the single question: "What websites do you recommend entrepreneurs use..?" Read More

World’s Greatest Entrepreneur

Unbelievable! Interviewing the world's greatest entrepreneur Meeting the world's greatest entrepreneur started with a cold call. "I'm sorry but Nick rarely gives interviews" I was informed. The PA on the other end of the line was pleasant but firm. "But please give me your details. Someone in PR will get back to you." Two days later the phone rang. To my astonishment, I learnt my wish had been granted. Slap in the middle of his hectic schedule I would be meeting the world's greatest entrepreneur. He even wanted to meet me in person and had insisted on making all my travel arrangements... Read More

Go Screw the Pitch

No one ever sets out to screw the pitch or screw up their presentation. But so many people do because they don't prepare properly and/or assume (falsely) what the audience wants. But for anyone who wants to screw the pitch (or for anyone who has suffered in the audience) here are my top 10 fulfilment tips. Enjoy the comedic, funny but true, value. Read More