Why we’re starting new business ventures

Why we're starting new business ventures

...And we're very excited about them all

We had “one of those weeks” this week. A week where a client was being a knobend (sorry clients who read this – we’re probably not talking about you if that helps), it rained a lot, we ran out of M&Ms and our motivation died a bit because we terrified ourselves into thinking about a lot of “what if?” scenarios and freezing up in the process. Yup, it’s #totallylameproblems in the scheme of things – especially as we’re still loving the vast majority of our client work and the rain…

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How to transform (a lot of) reading into awesome ideas

Our survival depends on coming up with ideas to make our clients’ businesses better. And we’re often asked where we get them from. The honest answer is: we steal them. Usually we’re not sure where we’ve stolen them from. We might take an idea that we read was used in a different industry, or combine elements of three different things we read about. Sometimes we’ll think we’ve had a totally novel idea, but it’ll turn out to be based on a comment on a blog post from six months ago….

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Your new business needs a podcast – here’s why

In your face taxpayer-funded, TV-promoted podcast losers!

Last month, I started co-presenting a podcast. Within a couple of weeks it was the #1 business podcast in the UK, and had put me directly into the ears of 6,000 potential customers. As a result, I’m being totally insufferable about haranguing every business owner I know to start a podcast. To save me losing all my friends, I’m going to make the argument in full here then shut up about it once and for all. Maybe. The case for podcasting If you’re trying to get a new product or…

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How to provide a client-facing service as a digital nomad (and save yourself from insanity)

This you won't be attending, whatever the date... and they need to know upfront

When we first launched our company Mortified Cow, we SUCKED when it came to knowing how to successfully provide a client-facing service while travelling the world. Even though we’d read a heap of stuff from people in the same position, and even though we thought we’d preempted lots of potential problems, in reality we were underprepared and more than a little bit dim. Launching a new business is hard enough, and while there are so many benefits to being a digital nomad (compared to providing a client-facing service while based…

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