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Category: Fundraising & Capacity Building

Startup, Growth, Optimisation, Major Expansion, Divestment

10 Things I Learned Directly From Alan Sugar

I used to be an avid watcher of The Apprentice. Nowadays I might watch one or two episodes, makes a cursory assessment of the uselessness, or not, of each candidate and then keep an eye out for when the interviews of the final four or five will take place. To be fair, I can’t honestly…
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Five Immediate Actions to Increase Sales and Grow Your Business

In terms of my physical health It’s not unknown to me that I really should exercise more and cut out certain foods. It takes very little effort to find that out. identifying the things I actually should make an effort to be eating takes a bit more of an effort. Yet even that is not…
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Business Psychology: Lessons from Formula 1 Racing

In a recent post I stated that Formula 1 Racing was not a pure sport because of the heavy reliance on technology in terms of driver performance. However, despite that I still find it a fascinating and even somewhat complex sport. From a competition point of view it is multi-faceted.  On the face of it,…
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How To Train Like an Olympic Athlete for Business Greatness

I am not quite an obsessive sports fanatic, but I certainly love playing and watching an array of sports. From the pure sports of athletics and boxing to the more contrived sports of Formula 1 motor racing and even horse riding/show jumping. I say pure because boxing and athletics are in the end a straightforward physical contest…
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Let’s Not Leave any EU Money on the Table

Do You Have a Mind To Access Some European Union Funding – Before It’s Too Late? If you and your organisation support young people in any way then you could be leaving accessible European Union funding on the table. This could might be funding for hosting a youth exchange, or taking youngsters abroad, training activities…
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Book Review by the Guardian’s Robert Ashton

Reviewer: Robert Ashton – social entrepreneur and business author Book Title: Seven Secrets of Successful Fundraising – Amal Abdalhakim-Douglas ISBN: 978-0-9535993-4-9 Like most authors, I read a lot of books. It stretches my thinking and encourages my writing style to evolve. Like most social entrepreneurs, I can be crushingly critical of ‘one size fits all’…
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