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Shine On You Crazy Diamonds – Why Social Entrepreneurs Burn Out, and How to Avoid It

For this article I am using my NOVA method for structure – Needs, Opportunities, Values, Actions – and I will assume the reader knows what a social entrepreneur is, and what it means to burn out.   N for Needs … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurs: Stop Firefighting, Start Measuring Your Impact!

It’s what all the successful companies do. We all know we should be doing it, but let’s face it – measuring our impact is tedious, time-consuming and difficult. That’s why we only do it when we really have to: when … Continue reading

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5 Key Themes from the Responsible Business Convention

1.  Transparency = trust  [social media leaves businesses with nowhere to hide] 2.  Local.  Local local local local local!  [eg. Mary Portas’ British knicker lace shocker] 3.  “The Innovator’s Dilemma”:  big companies konw they need to innovate, and know they … Continue reading

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Lean Startup – an Art or a Science?

Lean Startup Machine founder Eric Ries believes there is a science to starting a business. I’ve been trying out his Lean Startup methodology in action today on the cold streets of Camden town. It’s been a long, tough day. But … Continue reading

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Five Great Reasons to do a ‘Lean Startup Machine’ Weekend Workshop

Ever get the feeling everyone else will be having more fun than you at the weekend? You might be stuck in the office working, while your friends are off doing what really matters to them: snowboarding, clubbing, pursuing a hot … Continue reading

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I Believe in You. Here’s Why.

I believe in You. And I believe in We. Here’s my story (perhaps you’ll share yours too): In May this year I set up a Facebook page called EthicalStartups. I didn’t really know what I’d set it up for and … Continue reading

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So many business opportunities, so little time!

It’s so easy to start a business these days. In this post I’ll go through the four legs of the startup stool – Cash, Technology, Contacts and Time – and explain why Time is the most important of the four … Continue reading

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