If you’re prepared to admit it, life as an entrepreneur or manager in the digital and creative industries in 2013 can be baffling and overwhelming. The rate of change is extraordinary. Businesses start up and disappear. A new trend – social or technological – might seem to be the biggest thing since Facebook. Then another new wave appears that sweeps that right away. Continue reading
In today’s tech business culture there is a preconception that you need to get the backing of angel investors or VCs in order to create a successful start-up. Doing so might give you immediate money in the bank, but you could end up relinquishing a larger share of your business than you’d ideally like to.
But you can start a successful business without funding. I’m the founder of Trackpal, a B2B software start-up. I launched Trackpal from scratch four years ago and now have paying clients across the globe. Based on my experience, here are six key factors in starting a successful B2B software business without needing funding. Continue reading
London entrepreneurs work the most hours a week while those in Scotland work the least, while UK entrepreneurs across the country are working an average of 52 hours a week; 63% longer than the average salaried Briton.
The survey of 2,000 UK entrepreneurs, commissioned by Penelope, a call handling solution for small businesses, found that entrepreneurs in London were found to be working the longest week at 61 hours compared to those in Scotland who were working an average of 46. Continue reading
Taking place from 7-11th October later this year, Mobilista Rockstars will feature keynote-level presentations from each of the 32 specially invited speakers in each two-day event in each city. The event/events are organised by Tomi T Ahonen, ‘the world’s most influential expert in mobile’ in 2012 and Matthew Dawes, the foremost African conference expert.
“The speakers on the tour are the people that I quote in my books. The ones I retweet; the authors I mention in my presentations. I’m looking forward to? Going to all three events and not listening to a single corporate pitch. The presentations are going to be independent perspectives, from true thought-leaders; formed from years of exposure to the expansion of digital and how mobile has swelled within it,” says Ahonen.
For a full list of speakers and details of the event, go to the Mobilista Rockstars website.
This post is by Mike Johns, “When I speak, People tend to listen!”, Founder of Digital Mind State who tweets here.
In a world of laptops, smartphones, tablets, Xbox, and WiFi, a pervasive culture of bloopers or glitches is also growing. Consequently, Digital Mind State has coined a new expression to describe the vast array of new phenomenological experiences that may arise as a direct result of using a digital device. We have decided to name the actual event by calling it a disfold.
As technological speed advances, humankind increases its expectation, which in turn causes us to be more impatient. Take broadband for example. As the speed increases, we become increasingly restless. Continue reading