Michael Carter has worked with Entrepreneurs, Innovative Businesses and growing companies since the 1980’s. He worked on one of the first privatisation project under Margaret Thatcher. He worked at the Gazelle Group Plc with the Federation of Communications Services Chairman Justin Orde. He was a Director on the NTL - netChannel project and worked with Hermann Hauser and Ann Glover. He gold panned in California. Overall he has held about 22 Directorships to date. We felt his knowledge base would be useful to anyone interested in Entrepreneurship.
Mike Chapman recently shared his experiences of supporting local businesses in North Devon ( South West England, UK ) . We felt his experiences would support Business Mentors become more effective as support providers. While also helping Entrepreneurs understand what areas they need to focus on.
First Time Entrepreneurs have different needs. Entrepreneurship is commonly seen as a trial and error based learning process. Till recently you were not expected to get a business going till your 3rd or 4th time. Thankfully, times are changing. Mainstream business research has focused on cracking the entrepreneurial code for some years now. The results of the research are starting to make their way into the mainstream. The impact of this science based approach is that the 90% failure rates are starting to fall. The needs of the entrepreneurs are more widely understood. How business support providers engage with entrepreneurs is also changing. This post focuses on the startup workshops Blooming Founders is organising for first time female entrepreneurs.