Successful Phone Sales Calls

Learn the art of making successful phone sales calls People who don't seek to master the art of making successful phone sales calls are often crap at their job. What’s worse is that many charlatans have received some god-awful training which might as well be called ‘How to shaft the customer’... Read More

How to Maximize Exhibition Opportunities

How do you maximize exhibition opportunities? To promote products and services, many small businesses need to know how to maximize exhibition opportunities. Just like the hitchhiker, you put yourself right in front of passing potential customers, waiting for someone to take interest and stop by... Read More

Revolutionary Business Ideas

Bringing revolutionary ideas in business to life Revolutionary business ideas that work change the way people think and work. And not so long ago, I witnessed the launch of ground-breaking communication technology that will open up a whole new era of global possibilities for smart phone and tablet apps... Read More

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