freelance event marketer techventures.london

Freelance Event Marketer

FREELANCE LAUNCH EVENT MARKETER Techventures.London is looking for an experienced freelance launch event marketer to join the team in preparation for a huge announcement early next year.   Must have: 1.Experience within the London startup tech scene 2.Track record of successful launch events and associated PR 3.Full understanding of marketing channels Contact me direct on; rg@techventures.london

startup founders techventures.london

The simplest question all startup founders should be asking themselves, first(?)

You spot a gap in the market, a habit or process you feel you can improve upon and then you come up with a great idea to build a new product or service. (2 min read) You speak to those closest to you and share your thoughts and look for some social validation that this[...]

angel invetsor, ron goddard, founder techventures.london

Find Your Angel Investor and Make Your Ideas Happen with Tech Expert Ron Goddard

Interview hosted by HardcoreMBA founder Erlend Bakke. If you’ve ever wondered absolutely anything about the world of tech startups, you’re in luck – because this week’s Hardcore MBA guest, Ron Goddard, is one of the most knowledgeable people you could possibly meet. He provides advice to technology startups looking to build prototypes, pick up customers,[...]

VAT should i register for VAT

“Should I register for VAT?”

Is a common question raised with me by new startups. The answer is not always clear-cut, explains Andy Tree, Associate Director for TechVentures.London and MD of Top Branch Partners:   The VAT registration threshold is currently a turnover of £83,0000 in the immediate, previous 12 months (not in the previous, financial year or current financial year). There is no[...]

employee engagement organisational culture

CTi or iTC…?

Which comes first the employees needs or the companies? Here are a couple of questions to kick us off from the context of being the employee. How many of you know what your company vision is? Its sense of why? What about its current mission? Now dig a little further, what about the chosen strategy to take[...]

Interim Manager London

What ‘Small Hook Strategies’ do Interim Managers use to gain a deeper engagement?

Interim Manager. Really keen to hear from the Interim Management community. Regarding what 'Small Hook Strategies' are used in their B2B space when prospecting for new business. After working with an SME in the retail space, (SaaS Business), I was able to build a 'Sales & Marketing Audit Product. Effectively this relies on an initial 1-day engagement/commitment[...]

startup culture

What we don’t need is for EVERYONE to be the same.

Startup culture. Is there really a definition? You might think a definition is irrelevant. You might even think you are too busy to think about it. Yet too many startups don’t make the effort to define their culture and that’s when things can often go wrong. So why is this the case?   Defining startup culture[...]

mentor mentoring for startups

Hiring a mentor, I’d die first! Why do I need to hire a mentor?

‘I need to concentrate on reducing costs, increasing value or improving efficiency not get all touchy feely about business and certainly not having a mentor.’ I’ve heard this so many times. Business people across the globe hold those three Greek phrases close to their hearts. In a streamlined, cut down, lean and agile business model there’s no time for mentors. As a colleague would say:[...]

lean startup

Is the Lean startup model outmoded or does it just need a tweak?

Are our lean startup metaphors outdated? I work with start-ups at every stage of their evolution. It’s exciting, addictive and a positive challenge. But sometimes I wonder whether the lean startup model is creaking at the seams. Let me explain why.   We’re all happy with the concept that The Lean Startup provides a more scientific approach to[...]

Sales and marketing consultant consultancy audit

So what’s the point of bringing in a sales and marketing consultancy?

Sales and Marketing Consultancy?   Having been brought in as a Sales and Marketing Consultant back in December 2015. I undertook just such a review. The company was a really exciting SME with some pretty zippy products. Initial impressions looked good.   But having spent 24 hours analyzing sales process, forecasts, sales messages, and positioning[...]

sales and marketing audit consultant London

Why you might need a ‘Sales and Marketing Audit’

Sales and Marketing Audit, do I look like a failure? Well before you run feeling smug and confidence, i would suggest just check your self-awareness using these quick questions. If you can answer yes to any of these, chances are you might need some help!   1. Message and positioning 2. Sales process and methodology 3.[...]

giving feedback to a colleague

Care personally and challenge directly!

Leadership and Giving Feedback: Giving Feedback: ‘You know, Kim, I can tell I'm not really getting through to you. I'm going to have to be clearer here. When you say um every third word, it makes you sound stupid.’ Do you give and receive guidance? Should you? Kim Scott is a coach for big companies like Twitter.[...]

Leadership how to be an awful leader

Leadership, Motivation and Pushmi-Pullyus

Leadership and how to become a better leader.   Do you remember the pushmi-pullyu? (pronounced "push-me—pull-you")   If you don’t let me remind you, it’s a character from Doctor Dolittle and is half gazelle and half unicorn. It’s defining characteristic is the fact it has two heads. There is one on each end and it[...]

interim manager management london

Why it could be time – ‘Interim Management’

Ever considered an interim manager? Perhaps it’s time   Certainly there are many benefits of considering hiring an interim manager. It’s an easy way to bring heavyweight experience into a company. This can be achieved in an economic and speedy fashion and there are a number of good reasons for pursuing such a concept.   Hiring[...]

leader in crisis 7 things a leader should do in a crisis

7 Key Things Leaders should do and be in a crisis

Leader in Crisis   No matter how squeaky clean your credentials appear to be it doesn’t take much for a leaders reputation to be questioned in a crisis. It certainly hasn’t taken long for Lord Coe OBE to be put under the microscope in the wake of the IAAF drugs scandal.  Here’s how Twitter reacted:[...]

procrastination

Procrastination – Why do leaders PROCRASTINATE?

Procrastination - Why do leaders procrastinate?   The temptation is to answer: ‘let me think about that and get back to you.’ But that wouldn’t be ideal. It’s certainly a question that’s asked often because hesitation can be very costly and have profound consequences for both leaders and businesses.   There is no time for[...]

difficulty with leadership tough at the top

Difficulty with Leadership – It’s lonely at the top?

Sorry, No Sympathy Mourinho! It’s easy to think that financial rewards, status and all the trappings of leadership are an attractive compensation for being the one that carries the can. Who cares that leaders might be lonely?   The difficulty with leadership - Put your head above the parapet and you are a target Certainly,[...]

Humility BOSS

Humility – I’m the BOSS! That’s WHY!

‘Good enough’ is no longer good enough. Most gold standards are being overworked and overused. Business is almost always looking for something better. So, as a leader to find that additional ‘something’ that can elevate ‘good enough’ to outstanding, excellent, innovative and successful requires something special. How does a leader manage to combine that steadfast[...]

great leaders following the signposts

Are you following the sign posts?

We are all familiar with levels of attainment from school. You may have even come across Jim Collins’ (Good to Great) approach to the different levels of leadership. In this article, we’ll be concentrating on Level 5. After all, it’s worth knowing where we are headed even if we are at the beginning of the[...]

change management how receptive are you

Traditional definitions of leadership need to change

Traditional definitions of great leadership need to change.  In an agile market, things morph very quickly. Structures no longer follow historic practices. Clients and customers have more control. Therefore, qualities leaders need to demonstrate today are often very different, although the basis is broadly similar. We aren’t necessarily throwing out the baby with the bathwater![...]

NED Non-Executive Director the value of a NED

The value of a NED for a technology STARTUP

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” So said Martin Luther King. And he was right, as you'll undoubtedly discover if you start your own technology company. There are so many issues that a startup needs[...]

sales methodology

THE LANGUAGE OF GREEKS – Are you speaking the right SALES language

Consider this.... you turn up to drive your car, but before you get in you have to be blindfolded. I give you no map but just a destination and only enough fuel to get you there. Oh, just before you set off, I have a couple more tricks up my sleeve! Unfortunately for you, you[...]