This week marked the 4th Annual Smarta100 Awards and every year it gets bigger and better! This year, we had over 1500 entries and over 55,000 individual votes –that’s just an insane number.
Of course I’m proud of what we’ve created, but I’m even more proud of what those 100 winning businesses have created. No two businesses were alike, they spanned everything from cakes and bread made from broccoli (and trust me, it’s delicious!) to underfloor heating and addicitive postcard apps.
The overall winner, by unanimous decision was the incredible Give As You Live founded by the force of nature ...Read More →
The biggest mistake you can make in life is to make none. Sitting on the fence, hiding behind the sofa or sitting on the couch for fear of making a mistake, just leaves you paralysed. Sometimes your biggest mistake can turn into your greatest lesson.
I wrote this on the way back from Cornwall … totally exhausted, but also inspired. Friday was the last day of Global Enterprise Week and I was speaking to a large group of small businesses in Cornwall.
They’re very lucky down in Cornwall, I have to say.
Not only do they live in one of the most beautiful parts of the country (albeit a very, very long train journey away!) they also have some of the most innovative and inspired business support programs around.
Unlocking Potential is at the forefront of this. The whole team behind it totally inspired me ...Read More →
Amazon’s Jeff Bezons was recently quoted as saying “To create anything great, you must be willing to be misunderstood for long periods of time” …
Just think of all those people who said Social Networking would never take off.
And the people who thought Apple would always be the poor cousin to the PC.
Or that a Kindle could never replace a book (well, I do still have a soft spot for a real book).
Or that no one would ever use a vacuum cleaner without a bag.
It’s easy when everyone’s telling you how great you are, but sometimes ...Read More →
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