Startup - 41 articles

September 27, 2022
I recently read an article by Tom Popomaronis, ‘Science says you shouldn’t work more than this number of hours a week’ which started me thinking about the hours I work and have worked in the past. The guts of the article is that working too long can affect your health and your personal life and ... Read more
September 27, 2022
Last week I wrote about the help I received attending the Highlands & Island Enterprise Pathfinder Accelerator. It helped me to shape the Company Connecting business by making me spend time on the direction of the business instead of just ‘doing’. The discipline of carrying out our ‘homework’, defining the company strategic was a painful ... Read more
September 27, 2022
In my last article I wrote about the pains I went through trying to decide what to do, and the relief that came with finally taking the decision to make Company Connecting my priority above all other business and work options. So now all I had to do was figure out how to make Company ... Read more
September 27, 2022
Be scared. Be brave. Make a decision. Get on with it. In my last article I wrote about starting with one idea, and ending up moving in a very different direction. I was already working via Vetta Business Services and had begun to pull together my prospective client list along with the product and service ... Read more
September 27, 2022
In my previous article I wrote about having an idea and considering how that idea can become a business.  I had identified my customer group as IT companies and anyone interested in IT. I was all set to find the IT companies and then discovered that this was not a straightforward or easy task. I ... Read more
September 27, 2022
In my previous article I wrote about my heritage and how the idea for Company Connecting began to germinate. This week I am going to continue on the theme of ideas and how you convert an idea into a business. The first business I set up in 2014 had ‘Converting Ideas into Business’ as its strap line ... Read more
September 27, 2022
When I started Company Connecting, I never thought of it as a ‘Start up’. I had several ideas for a business and key for me was to be independent and live up to my new motto ‘Life is too short to work for someone else’.I come from a long line of farmers and engineers who ... Read more
September 27, 2022
In previous articles I considered the possibility of larger companies engaging with smaller SMEs to address the current shortage in IT skills rather than direct recruitment.  I also covered the difficulties a larger company may experience and the need to consider the management of projects involving multiple companies; something which is common place in large ... Read more
September 27, 2022
Main Focus of the BusinessAccelerate Corporation Limited is a business and technology consultancy specialising in supporting both business start ups and business expansions. What do you do now?I operate as a business / management consultant working in a range of industries, sectors and functional areas.  One of my recent assignments was in Madrid where I was ... Read more
September 27, 2022
In last week’s article I continued to explore the potential for large and small companies to work together for the greater good. In other words collaboration. I identified two of the issues i.e. finding the companies in the first place and then figuring out how to work together. I speak with lots of companies large and ... Read more