Saturday, 26 June 2010

Getting funding and growing a company

So far everything points to success. A blog post is going out each week, regular as clockwork. I have started a topic on the sizes of companies. The series will contain (but not be limited to):
+ Is yours a small company or a large business?
+ Scalable businesses versus lifestyle companies.
+ Specializations versus doing it all.
+ My personal definition of a big company and a couple of thoughts on how to avoid the traps some large companies fall into.

I have also done a quick piece on getting funding and one of the many pitfalls to avoid.

The process around getting blog posts out the door seems to be working!

Rufus Evison

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Mission statements, company culture and automation of process

So far every blog article has gone out right on schedule.

Article one set a schedule for the month of June and we appear to be going to hit it dead centre.

Article two talked about how to stop a mission statement being the usual irrelevant rubbish and turn it into a useful tool to help align the beliefs of the company with the actions it takes. There is so much fuzzy meaningless stuff written on company culture that I was tempted to avoid the area all together. Instead I have written the bits that i have found to be actually useful over the many many startups i have been involved in and have actually managed to get incorporated into some of the ten to twenty where I have been involved in the execution.

Article three was all about the automation of process to save resources.

So what next? According to the schedule it will be something about the reletive merits of big and small companies. Watch this space…

Rufus Evison