5 Astronaut Attributes To Propel Your Business To New Heights In 2014

 

Mathematically speaking you have a better chance of growing up and winning an olympic medal, and then getting away with murder than you have of becoming an astronaut – and that’s just to be accepted into a space program, not to actually explore the most hostile environment known to man, in what is essentially a tin can that has to return home safely in one piece.

The insurmountable odds astronauts constantly encounter during their career and their ability to somehow overcome them is truly remarkable, this is in part a testament to their unique character.

The exemplary character traits and attitude of the humble astronaut and the usefulness of adopting and applying these attributes to our daily business dealings, is something that has perhaps been underexplored by modern self-development literature. Read more…

Eat. Sleep. Startup. Repeat. Over Half A Million New Startups Created In The UK.

StartUp Britain

StartUp Britian, the national campaign promoting entrepreneurship, set a bold challenge at the start of the year. To help promote and encourage more people to start up than ever before and get over half a million new companies going.

In 2011 the figure stood at 440,600 and last year it was 484,224. With an economy that was still unsure of whether recovery might be around the corner it was a bold campaign to kick-start. Read more…

Entrepreneurs And Business Owners Head To Downing Street For The Launch Of Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday UK

This week sees the first ever Small Business Saturday in the UK, a campaign to get shoppers supporting smaller local companies.

Already a huge success in the US, Small Business Saturday is launching this side of the pond on this weekend on the 7th December. The campaign coincides with one of the busiest shopping days of the year in the run up to Christmas. Read more…

Waterstones Announces Response To Amazons Drones

What do you do when a huge corporation such Amazon announces a bold (and yes well timed *cough* Cyber Monday *cough*) plan to roll out drone deliveries?

You announce an even bolder scheme. This is just what British bookshop Waterstones did. Here they introduce their O.W.L.S. initiative. Enjoy the LOLs.

Quotes Of Advice and Inspiration From Famous Entrepreneurs

An entrepreneurs life can be tough but it is also a huge rush. Sometimes we need a little motivation so whether your looking to startup or you’re further down the road then check out what some distinguished entrepreneurs have to say about this crazy life.

 

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Meet the Smarta 100 – Class of 2013

Another year, another tough task for the Smarta team having to whittle down 1500 businesses to 100 for the prestigious Smarta 100 list. We had the pleasure of being named one of the alumni in 2011 and we see this list going from strength to strength with some truly innovative businesses being showcased.

We put together a quick list of all of the winners on twitter below so make sure to give them a warm welcome and say a hello!

You can find the direct list on twitter here.


Artist Of The Week- Jon Contino

Jon Contino

Jon Contino’s work combines the history of his native New York with contemporary street art, and the lost art of hand drawn lettering to form his own unique style. He has worked with brands ranging from small boutique start ups to major corporations such as Nike and Coca Cola. Make sure you check out Jon on twitter @joncontino  and his fantastic work on his site.

 

 Jon COntino Read more…

Artist of the Week- D*Face

D*Face, a.k.a  Dean Stockton is a London based street artist who we are massively into here at Concept Cupboard. Check out some of his inspiring pieces below and follow him on twitter @DFaceOfficial

D'face liberty Read more…

You Don’t Want To Spill Coffee On This Womans Latptop

Next time you’re in a coffee shop, take a little more care. You never know when you’ll be up against the wall.

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