After an absolutely awesome summer of Olympics and Paralympics it just goes to show what we can achieve when we set our minds to it, the inspiration, dedication and self sacrifice from all athletes is a lesson to us all……………….congratulations.
To all participants I just wish that they were financially rewarded, I heard a suggestion that the premiership footballers ought to donate one months salary to them, then try to adhere to their training schedule ie: six days a week, no booze and a disciplined diet……………that should increase their performance [on a personal note I thought the football teams performance let down team GB].
Well now that normality has returned to the UK we can concentrate on our respective businesses and look forward to reaping the rewards of our efforts.
We were recently invited to attend a meeting of business owners [for a nominal £24.00/each fee which includes a 60 day membership] at the Reebok stadium this was hosted by Nigel Botterill http://www.nigelbotterill.com/ [makes membership of The Manchester meet up look great value!] who is offering mentorship as a monthly membership to business owners who wish to grow their businesses and become market leaders.
What I find extremely interesting is the fact that probably the biggest single factor in business today are businesses offering to take you by the hand and teach you the most profitable methods.
Nigel’s full day event is something that you may wish to look into, as is the case in most of these it won’t appeal to all but if its what your looking for, well it could be worthwhile having a look [for the record this isn’t an affiliate link, just free info].
I recently read a report that pointed out the fact that the music you buy/download from iTunes is not in actual fact something you own!
Bruce Willis is reportedly considering legal action against Apple over his intention to leave his digital music to his daughters, the fact is he like you and I are technically just borrowing he music and we have no right of ownership.
Strange how we seem to get sucked in to these things then get shafted, let’s hope he succeeds in his petition against the big bad Apple.
Talking of Apple they have [as predicted finally launched the iPhone 5 due out in the UK from late September [I shall not be queuing outside the local store with my credit card] early indications are that the starting price of $199 [£124] in the US. Prices have yet to be confirmed for the UK.
Apple is reported recently to be the ‘most valuable public company in history’
This is most likely due to their marketing expertise is releasing models such as the iPad 3 and holding back on the new iPhone 5…………..perhaps this is a fantastic lesson in market leadership.
Lets hope that the British government will now take to task the plight that we as entrepreneurs are the back bone to the economy and actually do something positive and constructive to get Great Britain back on it’s feet. For too long we have had this doom and gloom from Westminster [and the bank/ers] and now is the time to be brave and take chances, yes chances, we have to fail to succeed!
Just to remind those of you who are based in the North West [or indeed anywhere if you don’t mind travelling] we have our monthly IM meet up arranged for this Friday September 21st 2012 at Dukes 92 Manchester
Informal friendly meeting starts around 12.00 at the bar then we generally have lunch [great food] from 13.30 [you don’t have to eat, shame though if not L] opportunity to meet some great folk, come along you might actually enjoy it and get some great information/contacts.