Category: Business

Why networking is like gardening

WRITTEN BY OLIVIA VERHULST Rather than seeing it as a quick fix, maybe we should start thinking that networking is like gardening? Networking is like gardening – it takes time and effort in order to make the relationships grow, they don’t just spring up overnight.  Years ago, as I was telling a mentee my way…
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A Business Plan is not a Magic Wand

WRITTEN BY PATRICIA ZEEGERS When clients ask me to help them with the challenges they face in their business, they will more often than not hear me say: “Can you show me your business plan?”  It’s a question that is usually answered more with body language than with words. Hands go up in the air, eyes are rolled, eyebrows are…
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Business Planning Made Simple

Many, if not all, organizations struggle with effective business planning. The problems are manifold. Two of the most commonly-encountered challenges are: 1) Executives can’t get their people commit to a plan, let alone its execution, or 2) they are themselves confused about what it means to have a plan, and how business planning differs from,…
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Women in Venture Capital

Women in Venture Capital: a call to action!

An initiative to assist women in Venture Capital and improve diversity was launched last week in The Netherlands by a large group of investors with the aim to increase the percentage of women in start-up/venture capital management positions. The investors, which include private funds like Inkef Capital and TIIN Capital, as well as public funds…
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Similar, but Different

by Mario Christiner In the spring of 2014 I left Zurich and moved to magical Barcelona. I arrived without a job and just enough savings to last me a few months. A year later I finally started working as a freelance English teacher. This taught me how to live off my natural skills, yet my…
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Business Planning: 

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