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Why is Financial Education essential to the Business Start-up?

The most uncomfortable yet probably the most valuable lesson I ever learn’t in business was from the wonderful Scottish Charity P.S.Y.B.T. Both my husband, my sister and myself were privileged to be supported and helped individually as business start-ups by the The Prince’s Scottish Youth Business Trust in the...

What is Designovation?

My fascination for understanding entrepreneurs began forty years ago in my early teens observing and listening to my father and the many business owners I met through the family business in manufacturing and engineering. My life long interest in entrepreneurs brought me to one conclusion- there is an essential ingredient...

Discover a word more important than Dreaming and Imagination!

Who replaced the word Hoover with a Dyson? Where would Apple be without Steve Jobs or Steve Wozniak? Where would we be without our I-pads, I-phones etc.? Where would Disney be without Walt Disney and his brother Roy and their team of Imagineers? What would our childhood memories be without Disney? What will our children’s future...

Why we need designers & innovators in business!

A Designer/Entrepreneurs perspective on Business Who replaced the word a ‘Hoover or vacuum cleaner’ with a ‘Dyson’? Where would Apple be without Steve Jobs, where would we be without our I-pads, I-phones etc.? Where would Disney be without Walt & his team of Imagineers, what would our childhood memories be without...

FREE Business Start-up Checklist!

STARTUP ESSENTIALS  Over the years I have noted a lack of genuine understanding to the challenges facing entrepreneurs in particular Women & Young entrepreneurs. There are very few public organisations that provide a sufficient standard of service that functions to the speed & pace of the real business world...

Human Resources; The leverage of others labour & skills.

Chapter 6: The Associates: “The leverage of others labour and skills.”  Annie began making her way round the internal walkway that encircled the concrete cavern passing the six square doorways with their black wooden frames. As she passed each doorway she read each separate inscription carved deep into the...

How do you Dress for Business?

VISUAL COMMUNICATION  Many years ago I was invited as a young entrepreneur to attend the first entrepreneurial convention in the European Parliament in Brussels, one evening during a dinner for some of the British delegates I met a retired gentlemen who was a representative and volunteer for a leading...

No.1 Rule in Branding “Execution”

The No.1 failure in branding by most small business’s to large multinationals is their failure to fully execute their branding. In my years as a designer advising on branding & corporate identity many companies succeed in creating a great name, logo & brand identity but fail to maximize their...