The etymology of "business" stems from the idea of being busy, and implies socially valuable and rewarding work


THE BUSINESS MODEL THEATER – CAN YOU PUT ON A SHOW?

After several years “on the market” there are now multiple Business Model Canvas adaptations floating around. People sometimes ask me about them. This blogpost provides an answer by explaining the Canvas through the analogy of a Theater (watch the video). It shows why we got it right and why most adaptations are broken. When Yves Pigneur and I set outRead the Rest…


How to Have Greater Success in Independent Film in 2013 2014

Conditions in the film business are changing.  Theaters are struggling as consumer habits are drastically shifting. People still want to see movies, but they also want to play games and use Facebook and watch Youtube and engage in any other number of activities. The DVD market has also declined precipitously. When they do watch films, many people are satisfied to watchRead the Rest…


Money can’t buy everything

If you nodded your head saying money can’t buy love, that wasn’t what I meant ! After all this is a business blog and starry eyed affairs of the heart seldom feature here !!. Money can’t even buy the thing money is supposed to be good at buying – a major sports championship. The trigger for this post is the NBARead the Rest…


Business Musings

Beware, if you are a US citizen, or a green card holder, living abroad. FATCA is on you ! FATCA stands for the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act and is the latest weapon unleashed in the awful American tax code. On measures of awfulness, FATCA must be a contender for one of the worst pieces of legislation ever passed. ItRead the Rest…


The small business advantage in the Digital Age

I wrote this on a train heading into London earlier this year and it was first published at the new home of the business networking blog. I was on my way to a ‘Digital Mindset’ workshop from Ecademy founders Penny & Thomas Power. The idea that Ecademy website was about ‘Learning, networking and business development for the digital age’ got meRead the Rest…


What is a Business Networking Group?

I wrote this after a dinner party when one of the other guests asked me what I do.I used the phrase ‘Business Networking Group’ in my reply and she said, “What’s a Business Networking Group?” I was a little thrown at first, but realised I shouldn’t be. I think we often assume that everyone knows more about whatever it isRead the Rest…


Are you networking with the right people?

I met someone recently at one of my regular networking groups.  When he explained what he did I advised him that the group may not be great for him and his business. He sold cosmetics direct to consumers and was there to generate leads for his business. The group was made up of professionals and providers of business services. HeRead the Rest…


Networking 2014 is about people not numbers

Recently I wrote a guest blog for Warren Cass, ‘Networking is not a numbers game’. In a reply on Twitter, Roberta Ward summed it up quite neatly, “No, its a people game!”. In the article I wrote about how some people approach networking as a numbers game. Meeting as many different people as possible at different events. Or collecting theRead the Rest…


Business Networking in 5 Simple Steps

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There are 5 essential steps to building business through business networking; 1. Set your networking objectives2. Identify your target market 3. Develop your proposition4. Define your inner network5. Build your advocates Go to the full article, Business Networking in 5 Simple Steps, for more and a complimentary ebook to help you build a plan based on these 5 steps.Good Luck.!!


Business Network and psychological.

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Business Network and psychological.  Advice on successful networking for building business through word of mouth has tended to be anecdotal and based on the opinion of people sharing what works for them. This was one of the reasons for the research we did into efective networking some years ago. We wanted to find the science behind it and that ledRead the Rest…


A business, also known as an enterprise or a firm, is an organization involved in the trade of goods, services, or both to consumers