Is your Telecoms business ready for the disruption ahead?

Our economy is in a constant state of flux. Disruptive technology is transforming antiquated business strategies to speed up towards business fitness for tomorrow,  consumer behaviour is dictating internal change management and business transformation operations, and organisations all over the world are doing their best to keep up, while trying to carve out a growth strategy that outplays, outwits, outlasts. When it comes to the Telecommunications industry, tech disruption is no longer the new kid on the block. The industry as a whole is being driven by mobile money, machine-to-machine intelligence and cloud-based intelligence, to name just a few. But [...]

2017-08-30T10:09:21+00:00August 30th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Is your Telecoms business ready for the disruption ahead?

Operationally sound. Operationally real. Operationally reliant.

When new clients get to know us, without fail, it’s our operational insight that helps us to stand out from other business support initiatives. In particular, the fact that we are able to talk from a position of experience as opposed to directive.   Without flapping the t-shirt in front of your screen, when we say, “We’ve been there” – we mean it. Here’s why:   Working today, building for the future The very foundation of our business, our business ethos, our extended partner network and almost everything we do, is about planning for the future – whatever your dream [...]

2017-08-29T11:20:12+00:00August 29th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Operationally sound. Operationally real. Operationally reliant.

How to get your team ready for big change

Few people like change. Change usually means upset, discomfort, insecurity. But when the change involves an entire organisation built up of people, and passions, clients and service, then change has a much bigger knock-on effect, that if handled and prepared for well, will see your business flourish, but if not – can signal ruin. We share some of our top tips to getting your team ready for big change.   Stakeholder Trust Just, for a moment, think about how you would deal with your board of directors, if you had one, or a team of investors. Think about how often [...]

2017-08-24T10:57:21+00:00August 24th, 2017|News|Comments Off on How to get your team ready for big change

4 reasons why you need help with your business growth strategy

Let’s face it – if you’re reading this, then you’re a switched-on, innovative, entrepreneurial business owner or leader of a business that is profitable, and ready for growth. You demonstrate existing strong client relationships, and your organisation, regardless of size, generates regular revenue streams with great-looking turnovers.  Your business, and you, are gaining media and market awareness and you are absolutely ready to grow exponentially. But there’s one thing stopping your growth - you require funding.  As a business leader, you’re passionate about what you do, involved, fun-loving and driven by success – but you seek council from experienced business [...]

2017-08-24T10:38:46+00:00August 24th, 2017|News|Comments Off on 4 reasons why you need help with your business growth strategy

How to develop a compelling Investment Story

An investment story is essentially a marketing story specifically for investors.  It describes who you are as a business, it contains your business plan, your market opportunity, an analysis of business conditions, a list of features and products. It could include presentation decks, a series of meetings with business owners or a set of complicated discussions about business returns and financial details. Your investors have 1 main concern: how you plan to mitigate risk – and the development of a good investment story often needs to be able to demonstrate your ability to look at risk areas from several angles, [...]

2017-08-23T15:26:51+00:00August 23rd, 2017|News|Comments Off on How to develop a compelling Investment Story

4 things your stakeholders will be expecting from you

Whether you’ve been in business for 1 year, or many, whether you have your 5-year plan memorised or you’re just about to sit down with a blank piece of paper and a pen – your stakeholders, whoever they are, are sure to be expecting something from you.  The question is… .do you really know what that is? But before you start to panic and grab the latest financial year-end report, it’s a lot simpler than you think. We introduce 4 things that your stakeholders expect from you, your project, your business and your strategy.   They want you to know [...]

2017-08-23T13:48:37+00:00August 23rd, 2017|News|Comments Off on 4 things your stakeholders will be expecting from you

Innovation: The Life-Blood of a World-wide Economy

Business innovation, Open Innovation, Responsible Innovation, Social Innovation, Disruptive Innovation, Innovation Management and Innovation Capital – just a few select buzzwords overheard in the passages of most organisations as they wage war on their competitor by outsmarting, outperforming, outliving them and their services or products. And although each of these principles appear to be a more recent testament to our evolving economy, the truth of the matter is that innovation has been around since man discovered fire (or even before that).  So, it goes without saying that to create is to evolve, and to evolve is to grow: so why, [...]

2017-08-16T12:22:14+00:00August 16th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Innovation: The Life-Blood of a World-wide Economy

Innovation for Humanity: Changing people’s lives – one concept at a time

We know that in today’s modern society, it’s very easy to become caught up in the drive for the bigger, flashier, faster – but yet in the somewhat quieter, more provoking corner of the innovation world lies a creative opportunity that is more necessity than desire, responsibility than flare – it’s the entrepreneur focussed on innovations that simply make people’s lives better.   We have always been inspired by individuals and organisations who are driven to make a real difference to people’s lives, simply by doing what they know best: a symbiotic relationship between business and responsibility. And whether it’s [...]

2017-08-16T11:42:42+00:00August 16th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Innovation for Humanity: Changing people’s lives – one concept at a time

Your business growth path starts with 1 small simple step.

When it comes to the team working in your business, and the team working on your business – do you feel comfortable that you have the best of both worlds? If you hesitated, then you need to read this. As a high-growth business, you are part of an elite group of business leaders who have weathered the start-up storm, you’ve attracted the right kind of attention from the media, and you are pretty happy with the way your business has grown. In fact, you may even be a little comfortable with the feeling of riding the tidal wave of business [...]

2017-08-14T14:45:43+00:00August 14th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Your business growth path starts with 1 small simple step.
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