Ideas to Action – How Entrepreneurs Navigate Uncertainty

Quitting your day job and leaping into being an entrepreneur is often a scary task.  Have you ever wondered how some people seem to make the leap with few headaches (at least that’s how it appears to you) whilst others have great ideas but repeatedly fail to take any steps from idea to execution? 

Ideas to Action – Part 2

Last week we saw that entrepreneurs take a different approach to thinking and problem solving in that they often start with their means first, then build goals based on what they are prepared to lose (rather than what they expect to gain.)

This week, we look at the final three principles of Effectuation.  These steps bring the interaction with people into the process of getting a business idea off the ground.

How to Select Apps for Your Business

We love cloud computing (not just accounting) and the rise of SaaS means that you can build solutions for your business as the need arises. 

Selecting applications can be a never-ending task, ask your friends in business what they use and you will likely get a myriad of recommendations, all coming with free trial periods.  It can be tempting to try out all of them.  Here are our tips to get on with the job and get the most out of your apps

Life in The Clouds

‘The Cloud’ is what we call software and data that lives on the servers external to your computer.  These servers are generally in large dedicated warehouses around the world and you generally access the data by logging in over the internet.

Ready, Fire, Aim!

When I start to reflect on discussions, interactions and business dealings with entrepreneurs over the past years they all seem to have some things in common.  Typically, they have a good appetite for risk, but more importantly is that they are able to think quickly and make changes in their business that allow for adaptation as they realise what it is the market wants.

Fostering The Entrepreneurial Spirit

If we don’t actively encourage true problem solving and endless opportunities to try and fail until they succeed so they learn how each feels and to get up and try again our children will have a hard time as adults in the future job market.