Posted on Sep 27, 2012 by | 0 Comments
Should you start a business alone or with a co-founder? How important is any cash provided by the public sector for new business creation? And how clear are you about the difference between creating a business to support yourself and building one that is designed to pay the salaries of other people as well?
Our friends at Kiltr, the professional social network for everyone with a Scottish connection, have been running an open hub at the Old Hairdresser’s in Renfield Lane as part ofSocial Media Week 2012. An exploration of the social, cultural and economic impact of social media in different cities worldwide, Glasgow has itself hosted over 100 events during the past five days. I’ve been across to a number of these and been delighted to see the spotlight fall on a number of occasions on precisely how technology can help modern communication methods to drive business results across various sectors.
Last night, I headed along to ‘The True Entrepreneur is a Doer, Not a Dreamer’ at the Kiltr Hub. The stripped-down walls of the venue were a perfect setting for an event which was run in a refreshingly informal way, with the focus being a general chat about entrepreneurship and the art of moving from conception of a business idea to the essential stage of actually taking action.
Michael Hayes will be known to most of you as the Glasgow-based startup founder ofCodeCreatedMe, curator of StartupDigest Scotland and the man behind the Rookie Ovenblog and meetup. He shared the stage - well, seats at the back of the room – and led the conversation with Breda Doherty, founder ofHubb.it, a digital events startup.
Here are a few takeaways from both speakers and members of the audience in what turned out to be a very interactive event:
The conversation then continued (even more) informally into the evening over a few beers in the Kiltr Hub. The value of any event like this is always found in the experiences and stories that are shared by those in the room and in that respect, it certainly didn’t disappoint. I know that I for one will be heading back through to Glasgow on Monday night to the next Rookie Oven meetup so that we can continue some of those conversations. How about you?