Wednesday, December 30, 2009 | Posted by: Fiona Cullinan
Categories: Media sector | Tags: innovation, business, entrepreneurs, links, recession, growth, women in business, CEO, Twitter, women, charity, Richard Branson, social media, equality, iawards, Deborah Meaden, Michael Birch, Nude Tech Calendar, Bebo, Dragons’ Den
What are the most popular stories in business this month? From the London entrepreneurs who are stripping for charity to a mission to find the UK’s next big business, here’s what the Elevate team has been reading about this month…
Mission to find the 100 smartest businesses in the UK : Smarta, a resource site for UK entrepreneurs, is on the hunt for the next Richard Branson, or small family business that could become a big enterprise. Judges include Deborah Meaden from Dragons’ Den (pictured) and Michael Birch, founder of social networking site, Bebo.
Can ‘nice girls’ negotiate? : Women in business often lose out by not asking for more money, but according to one female investment banker, they are also penalised when they do. She blames a double standard at work where men who ask are seen as pro-active, but women are seen as pushy.
10 tips for getting your CEO on Twitter : A chief executive on Twitter can offer a welcoming human face for a business. This article offers advice for CEOs entering the murky waters of social media, with useful tips such as setting up an initial anonymous account and following other CEOs to get a feel for best practice.
Are you the bottleneck in your organisation? : How the management style that helps an entrepreneur get a company up and running is the same style that can stifle its growth – and three ways to let go. Take the quiz to see if you are holding back your organisation’s next phase of growth and development.
London entrepreneurs strip off for charity : It’s Happy Nude Year time in this 2010 calendar which features strategically placed laptops and cables – you can buy the fundraising calendar through Firebox.
Iawards winners announced : We posted about the Government-sponsored iawards back in September. The results are now in, so see who are the leaders in British innovation in the world of science, technology and innovation.
For more inspiration, read more entrepreneurs links.