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Can purpose in business overshadow being a business person?
Yesterday someone told me that a study had revealed that “men create businesses for profit and women create them for purpose” I kind of getread more
Ensuring the UK Economy listens on #MicroBizday 2018
The Business Cafe in support of MicroBizMattersDay 12th January 2018 There are some people in life that have a passion that overcomes the largest of mountains,read more
2018 – setting goals or creating intention #strongmindstrongbusiness
Thought for the Day- 8th January 18 It is over a month since I wrote a post with any thought and emotion. I have beenread more
Fake it ‘till you make it – empowering or damaging? #BuyerBeware
Thought for the day – 29th November My image of this phrase clearly sets my tone for how I feel about this phrase. I think itread more
Dopamine and its use in drive and motivation in business
Thought for the day – 28th November For sure, owning your own business you have to have an inner drive and motivation that never gives upread more
Friday is always #BlatantPromo Day in The Business Cafe
It is #BlatantPromo Day in The Business Cafe Global Group. Friday 17th November Today we hear about all the things we can buy fromread more
Elephant in the room – Crowdfunding is about the smaller investor
There is an elephant in the room about our Crowdfund ( bit.ly/TBCcrowdcube ) and I want to remove him, even though he is gorgeous (andread more
Russ Shaw @techlondonadv shares why he invested in The Business Cafe
Russ invested in a seed round with The Business Cafe, we met at a conference where we were both speaking and our shared beliefs around theread more
Your questions answered – The Business Cafe crowdfund
We’ve encouraged and received lots of questions around our crowdfund for The Business Café. Crowdcube have a very good set of FAQs for you here https://help.crowdcube.com/hc/en-us,read more
Do you use business role models to inspire you? Time for some new ones
Thought for the day Tuesday 14th November Do you use role models to aspire to? Yesterday there was a news item featuring Facebook, with theread more
Be kind to small business and to one another #worldkindnessday
Thought for the Day Monday 13th November #strongmind Be kind to small business and to one another #worldkindnessday Today is National Kindness day #worldkindnessday It seemsread more
The Business Cafe – all set to go to the crowd for funding
Two Women To Launch ‘The Business Café’ On The High Street To Create a ‘Starbucks Which Gets Down To Business’ The Business Café will revolutioniseread more
The Mental Strength Skills you need for Business Ownership
Thought for the Day Wednesday 1st November #StrongMind and a Poll Can we identify the mental strength skills we need to run our own business?read more
Anniversary of the idea for The Business Cafe 4 years on
On 28th October 2013 I sat in a cafe in my local town as my train to London was cancelled, this moment in my day inspiredread more
Allow yourself a #duvetday to refresh and build your tenacity for business
Thought for the Day #strongmind Wednesday 25th October Allow yourself the occasional #duvetday This morning I woke following a very short night, my body always wakesread more
Kaizen – applying the theory of continual improvement as a sole trader
Thought for the Day #strongmind Tuesday 24th October Kaizen – the theory of continual improvement This morning I woke thinking about my life inread more
Productivity, can SaaS close the gap for small business?
Thought for the Day #skills Productivity –can SaaS close the gap Yesterday I shared my thoughts on the issue of cash flow and really nailingread more
Traditional Marketing and Selling V Digital and Social?
Thought for the Day #skills Traditional Marketing and Selling V Digital and Social? Some of us still remember telemarketing, telesales, PR, some of us still doread more
Creating Change the Viral Way – what change are you leading?
Thursday 21st September Thought of the day – Creating Change the Viral Way – what change are you leading? This week I had the pleasure of meetingread more
Sole Trader and/or Scale Up ambitions – lets discuss
Friday 15th September 17 Thought for the Day. Scale Up or Solopreneur – poll and thoughts I woke up this morning with these words, aroundread more
Talk from the heart and people listen with their hearts
Thursday 14th September 17 Thought for the Day.. “When you talk from the heart, people will listen with their heart”. In 2004 Iread more
Input Vs Output – how effective are your actions each day?
Tuesday 5th September Thought for the Day The dangers of Input not Output When I was 22 my new boss said to me “I don’t haveread more
Strong Mind, Strong Business- what are your daily routines
Strong Mind Strong Business Monday 4th September Thought for the Day One of my unexpected lessons in life since I became a business owner is theread more
Skills – what is your number one priority to move your business forward?
This is my Wednesday 30th August Thought for the Day for members of The Business Cafe “Skills… what new skill is your number one priority toread more
Mastering our fears so we can face them and move forward
This is my Tuesday 29th September “Thought for the Day” “The only things we have the fear, is fear itself” Franklin D Roosevelt said this. Quiteread more
Keeping relevant in the fast pace of the new world
One of the pressures I put on myself is to keep up! I have been in tech since I was 19 and have lived and workedread more
My speech on – Business Leaders must go social themselves
Yesterday, 16th November 2016, I was very privileged to speak at the Annual Conference for the Local Enterprise partnership that supports Surrey and Hampshire, Enterprise M3.read more
Digital skills – best achieved through a process of osmosis “Digital By Osmosis”.
The following is a talk I did for the Milan Expo in July 2015. I was asked to speak at this by the RT Hon Nickyread more