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SWOT Analysis

March 28th, 2008 » Comments (1)

SWOT Analysis is a strategic planning tool used to evaluate the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats involved in a project or in a business venture. It involves monitoring the environment in and around the organisation or individual. Done properly, it is a powerful tool that can make a real difference to your planning process. Start […]

Jacked Up – Bill Lane

March 19th, 2008 » Comments (0)

Jacked Up: The inside story of how Jack Welch talked GE into becoming the worlds greatest company is an account of Bill Lane’s experience working as a speech writer at GE. He focuses on his experience working as Jack Welch’s speech writer and Manager of Executive Communications for GE, having joined GE shortly before Jack […]

Is Venture Capital Now Harder To Get?

March 18th, 2008 » Comments (2)

Venture capitalist Robin Klein recently blogged that: Funding business plans from first time entrepreneurs just won’t happen anymore! and went on to suggest that to get funding from a venture capital fund entrepreneurs are going to have to: Be founded by 2nd and 3rd time tech entrepreneurs Aspiring to build global businesses with scale With […]

Treadmill Desks

March 18th, 2008 » Comments (1)

Last week Jonathan Fields wrote an article which caught my eye. In the article he explains how working from home it’s always easy enough to exercise in summer, but like many of us he’s not so keen in winter when it’s wet cold and windy outside. He’s found a solution however that allows him to […]

The Apprentice UK Season 4

March 17th, 2008 » Comments (3)

It looks like The Apprentice Season 4 is due to air on Wednesday March 26th. Tickets for the first two You’re Fired shows have already sold out, but if you fancy being the audience for the next one take a look here. According to Digital Spy the new Apprentice lineup has now been revealed. It […]

Chocolate Party Hats

March 17th, 2008 » Comments (3)

Last week I wrote about the Mile High Club and the business opportunity it represents after reading a post on another blog. After I’d written the post I read through the comments on that blog and came across one that, commenting on untapped niche markets said: I did that recently‚Ķ(start a business in a niche […]

The Infinitely Stocked Bookshop

March 14th, 2008 » Comments (8)

Following on from the earlier post about Borders new approach to selling books it occurred to me that there is a way around the lower inventory that they are able to stock and therefore a way to compete with the massive (almost infinite) selection that Amazon offers. Consider this, what if you could walk into […]

The Expert Search

March 13th, 2008 » Comments (2)

Seth Godin recently posted about a problem he’s having with gmail and Apple mail, not something I can help him with but he raises an interesting point: I have no doubt that this blog post will find the person insightful, smart and kind enough to tell me what to do. Which leads to the point […]

The Apprentice Series 4 (UK)

March 13th, 2008 » Comments (6)

It seem that The Apprentice Series four (UK) will begin soon on the BBC according to an advert shown after Sports Relief does The Apprentice last night. Which was very amusing (well Hardeep Singh Kohli really made me laugh) and also rather sad. Do these celebrities not get that it’s a bit of fun for […]

Selling Books

March 13th, 2008 » Comments (1)

Brand Autopsy reports that Borders is changing the way it stocks books. Instead of having the books on a shelf, spine out (like books and bookshelves are designed to be) they’re going to start stocking them cover out (see picture). Apparently when Borders tried this strategy it increased sales by 9%. The downside however is […]