Communications meltdown

Back from half term and there’s been a bit of a communications meltdown, or more accurately a freeze since there hasn’t been any communications. The energy and enthusiasm of previous weeks is in danger of descending into chaos and anarchy.  Time to implement a more rigid adherance to process, agenda, action items and individual responsibility. […]

Meeting the Canadians

Last night was a UK Trade & Investment and Interactive Ontario double header in the Watershed, Bristol. 11 Canadian companies from Ontario came to meet around 36 South West companies. The proforma presentations included an overview of the Canadian & Ontario business environment from Ian Kelso (IO & Canadian Interactive Alliance, CIAIC), an introduction to […]

Storm a-brewing

Just out of the Board meeting with this year’s Young Enterprise company from Colston’s Girls School. They’d decided that a freeform seating plan was adding to the normal chaos of starting a new company. So instigated a seating plan. They’d also identified some key issues to do with their development as a high performing team. […]

Entrepreneurs Question Time

I attended the Bristol Enterprise Network event last night at the Watershed. Part of a emerging series of events focusing around entrepreneurship, innovation, learning and new business. The panel comprised John Acton (Compact Power), Ben Heald (SIFT), Jaya Chakribarti (Nameless), James Cook (Spider Group) and Giles Clarke (South West Ventures and host of others include […]

Order out of chaos (mostly)

One of the great things about advising a Young Enterprise start-up company (at least in my experience) is the total enthusiasm and energy. Undirected energy is just noise and can turn destructive. That’s why even in the most chaotic and creative meetings, you still need an agenda and focus. The main focus today was to […]