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Your Impact as an Entrepreneur as a Leader Make sure your team are with you on the journey

Having the privilege to work with Entrepreneurial Leaders as they grow their businesses is inspiring, challenging and always interesting. Whether working one to one with leaders on their own development, supporting the building and development of their team, facilitating and coaching leadership development or developing growth strategies. In Scotland just now we have a thriving entrepreneurial eco system to support businesses from start-up to growth and then scaling their business, which I am very proud to be part of. I thought it may be helpful to share some of the common challenges I find entrepreneurial leaders face when growing their business and some of the feedback I hear...
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MBM Commercial are delighted to support ClimateLaunchpad - the world’s biggest cleantech business ideas competition

ClimateLaunchpad is a business ideas competition, running across 28 European countries this summer, and in Scotland for the first time. With a total prize fund in excess of €1 million, with an idea or early stage startup can apply and get up to €105,000 in cash and grants to help them develop and grow. ClimateLaunchpad is entirely complementary to support you might get from programmes such as Informatics Ventures, Scottish EDGE, the Converge Challenge and indeed seed and angel investment rounds. We love back-of-the-napkin stage ideas that have global potential. You could be an industry engineer, scientist, corporate executive or public...
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Selling a Company: Deferred Consideration and Earn Outs.

In an ideal world, you would like to sell your company for a full upfront cash payment, book the flight to Barbados and relax with a cocktail on the beach. Sale deals, however, aren’t always structured in such a seller-friendly manner with Deferred Consideration or Earn Outs often used as purchase price mechanisms; so you might have to wait a while longer for the pina colada.

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A FORGOTTEN TRUTH

A FORGOTTEN TRUTHPosted on May 07, 2015 by Sandy Finlayson  | Tags: climate change, renewables, green energy  | 0 CommentsI recently attended an outstanding Innovation Forum Conference in Cambridge – www.inno-forum.org.  There were 18 excellent two minute pitches followed by a gentle “interrogation” from a high profile panel which was an excellent way of drawing out the key elements of the presentations.However, the one presentation which really stuck in my mind was a presentation by Martin Lees who is a UN adviser on climate change.  He delivered a very calm, measured address with detailed slides to back up his presentation including...
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UK Business Angels Association Winter Dinner & Forum

UK Business Angels Association Winter Dinner & ForumPosted on Feb 23, 2014 by Douglas Roberts  | 0 CommentsKenny Mumford and I recently attended two UK Business Angels Association events in London – the Winter Networking Dinner and Winter Investment Forum the following day.  We both came away from these gatherings with a spring in our step due to the extremely positive feelings emanating from the speeches and the conversations we had with numerous attendees at these two events.  The UK’s angel community has experienced some tough times (like the rest of the economy) so it was encouraging to experience such confident...
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