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Hiring Your First Employee

We are pleased to continue our support and sponsorship of Engage Exploit Invest (“EIE”), Scotland’s premier annual investor showcase of high-quality technology, life science and energy companies taking place on Thursday 12th May 2016. EIE attracts over 160 investors from around the World and gives investors and serial technology entrepreneurs the opportunity to meet with a large number of Scotland’s high-potential companies in a short space of time. It offers a terrific opportunity to the best of our new companies to get intensive presentation training and to showcase their companies to an international audience. You can follow EIE on twitter next...
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Steaming ahead – Rise of the interactive enterprise app

“You should be ashamed of yourself – following that Piers Morgan on Twitter!” “I see Kym is having pizza for tea tonight.” “Oh no, I’ve lost another £10 on the bookies!” All these modern day cries of woe can be linked to one common source: the app.Apps have become an intrinsic part of our daily lives. According to stats portal, Statista, there were more than 1.5m apps available through the Apple Store alone last year and is growing at a rate of 1000 apps per day. Our addiction to them is becoming so acute that they can be a primary reason...
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Are your post-termination restrictions fit for purpose?

If your business relies heavily on the strength of your employees’ relationships with clients or on a particular employees’ knowledge/skills, it’s important to consider what could happen if your employees leave the business.For example, you may have invested time and money in employing a top sales person and have encouraged them to get close to your clients - but what happens when that person leaves your employment? How can you prevent them taking your clients and lucrative contracts with them when they leave?Of course, there are practical measures you can take such as ensuring that there is always more than one...
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Investing Women Conference – Ambition and Growth – 7/8 March 2016

Last year MBM Commercial welcomed Jackie Waring of Investing Women to be part of the panel for our event in honour on Women’s Entrepreneurship Day on 19th November, which we hosted in partnership with specialist recruiters Eden Scott. Jackie was joined on the panel by Vicky Brock (CEO of Clear Returns) , Margaret Gibson (CEO of Women’s Enterprise Scotland), Michelle Lownie (founding Director of Eden Scott) and Co-founder of TC Biopharm Mike Leek, all chaired by CEO of Entrepreneurial Scotland, Sandy Kennedy. The discussion was lively and covered a wide range of topics – from the issues of working in and...
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Becoming A Leader Others Want To Follow

We recently welcomed Kirsty Bathgate from Gearing for Growth to present at a guest workshop at our office on ‘Becoming A Leader Others Want To Follow’. The workshop attracted an excellent turnout of attendees, all sharing this aspiration.The workshop began with a discussion on the qualities of inspirational leaders. There was consensus amongst those attending that leaders come in all shapes and forms but common themes of a successful leader include: striving to inspire, develop and challenge their team to be the best they can be; to encourage team members to take responsibility; to deliver outcomes; and, in many cases, take...
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