LESSONS LEARNT FROM STARTING, GROWING AND SELLING A SUCCESSFUL ENGINEERING BUSINESS


Over the last 25 years I have had the privilege and opportunity to start, build and ultimately sell two Engineering based companies. As an Engineer myself and coming from a technical background I believe Engineers have all the skills necessary to become natural entrepreneurs, for centuries Engineers have led society to industrialisation and wealth creation. … Continue reading LESSONS LEARNT FROM STARTING, GROWING AND SELLING A SUCCESSFUL ENGINEERING BUSINESS

ON MISSION AND VALUES


Mission – The mission statement of a company should contain the very essence of your business philosophy. It should not be just a bland statement that gets put in the reception. The mission statement not only defines what the company is committed to become, but “why” it is striving for this mission. The statement should unite … Continue reading ON MISSION AND VALUES

ON MARKETING


The chances are that, if you are running your own business, you are fundamentally an entrepreneur and instinctive marketeer. There are as many definitions of the term marketing as there are management gurus. My particular favourite is, “Marketing is the process responsible for identifying, anticipating and satisfying customer requirements profitably”, i.e. marketing is in fact … Continue reading ON MARKETING