26th April by Lawrence Jones MBE
Entrepreneurs are often asked if you could go back in time, whats the one thing you would change? It seems to be one of the favourite questions at business events!
But its not a great one! I am all for learning from mistakes but ultimately, I am a person who looks forward and not backwards.
They say what doesnt kill you makes you stronger and no one has killed me yet!
Whilst it is essential...
25th April by Lawrence Jones MBE
When it comes to business technology machine learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are all hard to avoid at the moment. It seems that everyone is talking about the potential of one or all of these technologies combined.
But they all rely on one thing: the internet. All of that data has to be stored somewhere too. Thats why the BBC Breakfast team came over to UKFast Data Centres this...
24th April by Lawrence Jones MBE
Weve all heard of mind over matter but could you keep going if you had nothing left in the tank?
I ask this question following the London Marathon yesterday. Seeing David Wyeth, of local running club Chorlton Runners, battling through the final 200 metres of the marathon as his legs buckled beneath him, I was completely inspired.
This man had nothing left in the tank. He was wobbling, stumbling and at one point began to...
23rd April by Alice Gibson
Its how weve always done it.
Is there any other phrase that could do more damage to your business? But we hear it all too often. I bet youve even said it at least once or twice.
Finding your way of doing business your magic formula is essential, but that doesnt have to impact every single activity. The only guarantee in business is change. Every single moment of every day your industry, whatever...
21st April by Lawrence Jones MBE
I am often asked what my greatest piece of advice is. The answer really depends on when you ask me the question and what has happened that day, but more often than not, it comes down to the people around you; most of all never be afraid of asking for help.
It took me years to realise the importance of reaching out to others.
Nowadays there are hundreds of avenues to gain advice; in fact,...
20th April by Lawrence Jones MBE
Manchester has a history of incredibly strong leaders you only have to look at Sir Howard Bernstein and Sir Richard Leese to see how well the city and regions leaders stack up. As Sir Howard steps down from the council, there is undeniably a space that needs to be filled, alongside that we also have the opportunity to elect the first Greater Manchester Mayor on May 4th.
I was interested to meet Andy Burnham...