I was invited to join John Darvall on his BBC Radio Bristol show to discuss if this was a good time to start a new business? Of course it is, but then I’m an optimist like most entrepreneurs! After a bit of banter about starting up a new business, he asked me for 3 Top Tips,… Continue reading 3 Top tips for Start-ups
This is an age old problem for the company starting out (or indeed growing rapidly). Obviously a complete lack of top-notch people or abject poverty are both unlikely to lead to success. But where should your focus be? This recent piece from Startup Professionals Musing comes down pretty firmly on the people side of the… Continue reading Management vs Money – which is more important?
Well it’s been quiet externally for jbsh the last couple of months but there’s been plenty going on. This post is a cross-post from Open Coffee Bristol where we welcomed in the New Year this morning. Well 2010 kicked off in the UK with snow, ice, sub-zero temperatures and general chaos as public services ground… Continue reading Fresh coffee & Opportunities
This is a re-post from the Open Coffee Bristol blog. This morning’s Open Coffee Club meeting took place in the very pleasant surroundings of The Boston Tea Party‘s garden. A lovely summer’s morning complemented the positive ideas being discussed in the light of HP Lab’s partial pull out of their Bristol facility. Stephen Maudsley was… Continue reading Entrepreneur Gardening
<this is a cross-post from http://www.opencoffeebristol.org/> That was the experience reported from this morning’s OpenCoffee and another reported positive feedback that more would follow. Of course this is bank lending so low risk, but at least it is funding to underwrite growth and expansion needs. Both reports were of the positive impact that the Enterprise… Continue reading Banks lending again!
<This is a cross post from OpenCoffee Bristol, Bristol companies demo to packed room> Change of venue and format brought out the regulars and new faces for this morning’s OpenCoffee Club meeting. Mariama Njie welcomed us all with fresh coffee, tea and chocolate cookies to UWE Ventures’ new business incubation space in Bush House right… Continue reading OpenCoffee Bristol demo sessions
Name a bizarre gift you received. Who gave it to you? What was the occasion? Did you regift it? Blogging, twittering, and the immensely low barrier to communications that these technologies provide is the bizarre gift I’d like to mention in this Plinky prompt. They’ve revolutionised the world of business development. The photo on the… Continue reading Of gifts and giving
On a dark and stormy Tuesday morning, with tales of economic melt down on R4, I wasn’t sure if anyone would turn up to Open Coffee. I shouldn’t have worried, Bristolians are made of stern stuff. We even had a friendly bank manager type along to see what the excitement was about. In addition to… Continue reading Survival planning
Another great Open Coffee despite the weather’s attempts to keep folk away. After gathering downstairs with our chosen caffeine drinks, a number of discussions quickly established. Nigel Legg came along and we discussed the analysis of those pesky free text boxes on customer surveys. The rest of the form is automated but the free text… Continue reading Open Coffee 9 Sept
Bit slow off the mark on this post but it’s been a busy couple of days. We had a really good morning on Tuesday with new faces and new coffee to try. Jack had popped up from the Temple Meads branch of Starbucks to mix some fresh brew for us using their Organic Ethiopian blend… Continue reading Fresh Coffee @ OpenCoffee:Bristol