Are you entrepreneur ready? Have you done your safety checks?

“Are you entrepreneur ready?” is a question that needs to be asked more often. If you’re a pilot you don’t take off until you have done your safety checks. The same should apply as an entrepreneur. A number of commentators have listed the key points that entrepreneurs need to think about before they get started. This includes Forbes, Huffington Post and Entrepreneur, but they cover a range of different points in a relatively unstructured way. Too

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10 things you should know about your business partner before you get into bed together!

People often ask me how you know if you’ve picked the right business partners. Of course the obvious answer is that you have no bloody idea, and even when you think you do, you can still get derailed by the most unexpected things! But there are certain questions that you should ask yourself. Then at least you have a damn good chance of not screwing it up. These are emotive questions. After all this will

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Time is on my side

I  have been meaning to write for days, but I have just been crushed by too many “To-do’s”. I am damned good at multi-tasking , but shit, I really hate the feeling that time is roaring by and I am not getting enough done.  It is a constant bloody worry. But I am not alone. Most entrepreneurs’ worry incessantly about this. The truth is that every entrepreneur worries too much about this. It’s not as mission critical

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Entrepreneurial Excitement

The excitement of seeing your new product or service fly is immense. It’s a powerful feeling. It’s the hit that every entrepreneur waits for. Well I have just had that same feeling seeing my book make it to No 22 in the WHSmith. It seems to be hitting a nerve and expressing things that many entrepreneurs feel. Let’s hope it keeps going!

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A little communication goes a long way

Twice in the last week I have been waiting for a business partner to do something and confirm that they will do it before the deadline. Twice they have failed to respond or communicate what they were planning to do until the very last moment. This is so bloody aggravating! In each case they have actually delivered but only after considerable amount of wasted emotional energy on my part trying to find out what was happening. It

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Have a little patience

This blog is all about surviving the highs and lows of being an entrepreneur. I won’t replicate any of the material from my book – Confessions of an Entrepreneur – instead I’ll just pick up other new topics that I encounter along the way. I am going to write it as I feel it. I am going to try to cover everyday emotional issues that I think other entrepreneurs will recognise. I’ll throw my tuppence at it and hope that I can give you

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