Archive | February, 2009

22 February 2009 0 Comments

NYC Mayor Bloomberg says “follow in my footsteps” to laid off bankers.

Mike Bloomberg is to invest $45 million in financial start ups that are set up by laid off bankers. Some of this money will go on incubator units to help these new start ups get off the ground. Mayor Bloomberg sees opportunity in this recession, and as a result, New York City could become the […]

19 February 2009 1 Comment

Market Research – Scientific vs Organic

I’m sure a lot of you who have sought advice from business experts have been told by them that the first thing you should do is “market research”.  By this they mean a scientific study to determine if your business idea could possibly be made into a profitable business. While such a study does indeed have […]

18 February 2009 0 Comments

5 good things about starting a business in this recession

A recession may seem to be a bad time to start a business. However, I beg to differ. Recessions are like naturally occurring forest fires. A lot of dead wood is eliminated and new green shoots soon appear.  It should be your objective to become one of these new green shoots. We should also remember […]

5 February 2009 0 Comments

Changing the “Employee Mentality”

I have noticed time and time again that when people who have previously been in employment “go out on their own” they seem to still carry with them the same culture as the organization they have left. They wear the same clothes to work. They have a similar signature on their email. They still behave […]