Culture is key to success

Culture is key - in 55 seconds! If you are a #startup you should be thinking about it, ensuring it is understood and that new hires reflect it. If you want to #scaleup , you may have never stopped to think about your culture even though all organisations possesses one. If you haven’t thought about it yet, now is the time to do so.

Embrace technology to grow, and automate everything.

Whether you are just about to #StartUp or are planning to #ScaleUp, embrace the powerful technology that exists and where possible automate. I could end this article right here. However, many entrepreneurs forget that technology is on their side – its can level playing fields, increase efficiency and productivity, reduce risk, increase revenues, improve communications and, most importantly, free you to focus on what matters.  Even when I co-founded a dot-com in 2000, we spend

Check What You Think You Know and Research the Known Unknowns Before Building Your Business

Business is as much about managing a wide variety of risks as it is about pursuing your vision. If you don’t do your homework, you are taking on unnecessary financial, market and execution risk. Donald Rumsfeld, the former US Secretary of Defense, famously commented that there are things that you know that you know. There are also known unknowns - things that you know you don't know. There are also unknown unknowns - things you don’t know you don't know. Too many entrepreneur