Blog entries by Ozzy

  1. I had an enxperience last week that made me think I need to write about that in my blog, after all it has been a long time since I wrote anything on here! Then, again this morning something happened that re-enforced my thought. These events, I was simply remembered, and it made me feel...
  2. I have returned home this evening from spending an entire Sunday helping the Development Manager for Young Enterprise look after some 80 students in the Northampton Trade Far for Young Enterprise. This was made up of 11x Young Enterprise companies selling their company products to the public in...
  3. When I first started up in business my first business was in a 50/50 partnership, but we didn’t really agree what each of our objectives were or what each others roles were going to be in the business. Needless to say, after a couple of years the business relationship broke down. Just like 50%...
  4. My wife made a fantastic observation at the weekend which to a degree can summarise much of what is happening in the media about the Credit Crunch we are experiencing at the moment, and I think this has a lot to account for with the downturn in the economy. Her Father is widower on a fixed...
  5. I read Duncan Bannatyne’s autobiography last year, and must confess to finding it a good inspirational story. However I’d like to use one piece of advice he gives in his book that goes against much of the advice offered by many business advisors, and that I myself also disagree with. My first...
  6. Many business owners and managers are used to networking; we do it all the time under many different guises. Whether you play golf, go to lunch events, am a member of your local Chamber of Commerce, or simply going down the pub. Networking is all around us in everything we do and take for...
  7. When a business starts out and you go for that all so daunting meeting with your business banking account manager one of the first questions, after “do you want a loan” is usually, “what is your unique selling point”. And this can be the stumbling point for many a company. A common mistake so...
  8. The first time I was invited to attend a business networking event was some 8 years ago by a printer. He said it would be good for my business, and that they had a slot for my business category. I had no idea what on earth he was on about, so he then explained that all I needed to do was turn up...