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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Xin Wang - E-business Interview

Xin Wang and David Willetts
Xin Wang, a Postgraduate of Warwick University and studying e-business management, interviewed David Willetts today on his experiences in implementing e-commerce into his businesses.

The interview contributed towards the project work which has been overseen by Mark Bonnett of NB2BC.

Originally from Tianjin, China, Xin has been in the United Kingdom six years and plans to return to her home country upon completion of her studies.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Dudley Business Club

As Vice Chair of the Dudley Business Club it is a privilege to welcome guest speakers to the monthly meetings.

In September it will be no different. Martin King-Turner from the National Business 2 Business Centre, based at Warwick University, will share with members and guests details of all the free IT services offered to the SME business owner by his organisation.

Martin will be joined by Jo Cameron, a star from the BBC TV series 2 'The Apprentice'. Now a Midlands based entrepreneur and TV personality, Jo will talk about her business experiences and her latest business venture.

An evening not to be missed.

Booking Form HERE

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Business Turnaround

Business turnaround and transformation are accepted as part of normal business life. Hence the need for business owners to understand turnarounds and transformations in order to face the global market challenges is paramount.

Read article on Business Turnaround

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Discover Why Businesses Change

Many businesses operate with little or no strategy to avoid problems and create value in the organization. This will happen in good times as well as bad and will possibly result from a belief that:

- It is not broke so don't fix it
- There is no competition the business is in a niche
- The business cannot make changes there are no in-house skills capable of manageing the change
- Soon it will be someone else's problem; the business owner is retiring
And so on

Such organisations generally adopt a reactionary position to business life; the organisation fails to take business planning seriously and is focused on resolving current issues than establishing a mechanism to allow problems to be anticipated and actioned prior to becoming an issue. The import of this can be found when comparing organizations that:
- gain year on year success
- attract the most skilled staff
- train staff in new skills
- have set their goals and know how they are to be achieved

Read 'Discover 10 Reasons Why Businesses Implement Change' and guage what changes will occur in your business, if any?

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Enterprise Conference - Wolverhampton

The Enterprise Conference, supported by the Wolverhampton Education Business Partnership, was held at the Molyneux stadium, Wolverhampton on 11th and 13th July. Fifteen groups of students from Highfields Science Specialist School were challenged to create an innovative household product, prepare an outline business plan and present their business idea to judges.

David Willetts of DAW Consulting was invited along as one of the judges and was amazed at the knowledge and skills demonstrated by the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

Friday, July 13, 2007

DAW Consulting gains approval

DAW Consulting Ltd an approved supplier to West Midlands Business Link
DAW Consulting Limited has been approved to supply business services to West Midlands Business Links.

Professional competency in the delivery of business services

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Business Help

Just starting in business or an owner who runs an established business. From time to time you may need professional help and advice to help resolve problems and create value for your company.

Free articles, tips and help to allow you to control your business are available at www.dawconsulting.co.uk

Specific areas of interest include: Business Planning, Strategy, Cash Flow and Accounting.