Former Angel Investor and Technology Executive Paraic Hegarty gives some great suggestions for companies looking for investment and also common mistakes that are made.
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After my interview with Lynne Allbutt I realised that planning, creating and maintaining a garden can be similar to starting a business and ensuring it “grows”. So here are a few analogies to help make your business grow.
Remember that you have the power to create change in your own business – but first you need to make the time and space in order to identify what needs to be done.
It’s now coming up on a year (9 months to be exact) since Jill approached me to help – so I though I’d look back, look at the lessons learnt and give you some insight as to what a small business can achieve on Facebook, with the right approach.
Numbers (fans, followers etc) are by themselves a bad indicator of social media success. So when I came accross a small business called Oldfarm Pork really proving this point – I knew I had to share their story.
While it is supposedly key to their success, SMEs often have an uneasy relationship with the Internet. It’s a problem with many dimensions. Maybe the logical answer is to find ways to empower SMEs to get the information they need. So here’s an idea.
While success is nothing to do with money, survival is everything to do with creativity. It’s an innate part of us and a measure of our ability to evolve as a species. However, we all too often shift responsibility from ourselves to others.
As a small business owner, you ARE your business. If you have ever seen any of the worldwide Dragon’s Den type programmes on the TV, you will observe that the dragons invest in the person behind the business as much as the concept itself…
Mykistime’s mission is to be the best listings website for parents looking for information on activities and classes for their children in their local area (in Ireland). Disclaimer: I have been helping them with their Facebook presence for about the last three months, this is their story so far:
When I was in a 9-5 job in 1993, I distinctly remember arriving into work on Monday mornings and being subjected to complaints, grumbles, disdain, and other such negative gossip…