Category Archives: Business

Can entrepreneurs go it alone? No and yes!

admin/ April 30, 2018/ Business, Community

By Damian Mears I had the pleasure of hosting an enlightening panel discussion in our coworking space last week. It was encouraging that over 50 people attended, especially on a unseasonably hot day. On the panel of esteemed Cambridge-based entrepreneurs were Jo Kruczynska, Ed Goodman, Anne Beamish and our very own John Monks. As I probed away, exploring the start

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CambridgeSpace has Landed!

admin/ February 12, 2018/ Business, Community

An heroic effort by CambridgeSpace members over an extended weekend has enabled all the equipment, office furniture – and sense of community – being relocated to a new home. Hundred Houses have been greatly accommodating hosts since we opened in October 2016, but due to their own expansion, they needed their space back. CambridgeSpace membership has also grown and so

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What Organisations can learn from Co-working spaces

admin/ November 21, 2017/ Business

For some time, large companies have realised the connection between the flow of new ideas and innovations, and the essential drive to remaining competitive. In a form of reverse engineering, they have also come to realise that better ideas may exist outside their own organisations and have started paying attention to local co-working communities, comprising entrepreneurs, start-ups, and independent professionals,

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10 reasons you should try co-working | part 1

Lenka Koppová/ October 4, 2017/ Business

It’s set up for work It’s more productive than home as you avoid the distractions of home life or coffee shop as you don’t have to put up with noisy children, lack of security if you need the loo or feeling you have to keep buying something Great interactions Working amongst like-minded people who also value great interactions ensures you

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What do customers really want from you?

admin/ September 8, 2017/ Business

When prospecting for new business, there are different conversations required to suit different situations so chatting during a network event is different from pitching an elevator speech in the proverbial elevator because your potential customers are different. Problems with elevator pitches The common problem with elevator pitches is that they often fall into a rhythm of what we do, our

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The importance of happy customers

admin/ August 24, 2017/ Business

It is often said that the most important sale as you start out is your second sale as it demonstrates the legitimacy for what you offer. It’s the beginning of a journey to win and keep customers because without them, you have no business. So, you’d think businesses would treat their customers with the greatest respect, like gold-dust. Unfortunately, history

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Finding your feet and your first customer

admin/ August 18, 2017/ Business

Your first customer is critical. They don’t just bring in your first revenues but legitimise you’re offering and prove there’s a market for what you do. How well you do in the future depends on how good is your start. I was once employed in a high-tech industry where there were only two providers, one of which had 98% of

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Standing out from the pack

admin/ August 10, 2017/ Business

As a freelancer or someone running a small business, your ability to stand out from the competing pack and be seen by the sort of customers you really want, can be quite a challenge. It’s not always easy to pick out, with confidence, exactly how you offer something that you worry might limit your opportunities or miss the audience you

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Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

admin/ July 4, 2017/ Business

Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? It was a great session on Thursday 29th June, as I welcomed a panel of 5 successful business leaders to impart their words of wisdom to a packed crowd of budding entrepreneurs at CambridgeSpace. Since joining CambridgeSpace as a ‘Wizard’, I thought it would be great to understand the journey

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