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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 with the sales force knowledge, is something that has perhaps been underexplored by modern self-development literature. Read more…

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.

Concept Cupboard heads to 10 Downing Street

No 10 Enterprise Nation

Yesterday we had the pleasure of heading to 10 Downing Street thanks to the pioneering work of Enterprise Nation and the brilliant Emma Jones.

The reason for the meeting was to bring a bunch of creative entrepreneurs in to talk about their experiences in growing a company and how the government can help them flourish. Daniel Korski, the PM’s special advisor on enterprise, had kindly agreed to meet with us for an hour to listen to our views. Read more…

4 Posts You Should Be Reading This Week – Entrepreneur Edition

1. Embrace the desire to make money

It’s not wrong to want to change the world with a startup but at the end of the day you’re going to have to make money to become a sustainable company. This post from Daniel Tenner aka Swombat, real hits the nail on the head. Read more…

4 Articles You Should Have Read This Week – Startup Roundup

We love awesome content at Concept Cupboard so I thought I’d share some of the best articles that I’ve come across this week to bring a different perspective around all things startup.

There are some brilliant minds in the world and I look to learn something new from them everyday. Hopefully you’ll find some value in these articles too.

1. Do Things That Don’t Scale

Paul Graham outlines some of the obstacles that face a startup when looking to grow. The short of it is that it doesn’t just happen. You need to commit resource, time and effort and get the ball rolling small to start. Read more…

£100 Moo Giveaway

Concept Cupboard have teamed up with Moo to give one lucky winner £100 worth of credit to spend on their fantastic new Luxe Range. In addition to this great giveaway, we here at Concept Cupboard will also throw in a free design listing on our site.

All you have to do is to retweet the tweet below to stand a chance of winning, the competition closes Wednesday 24th July 2013 at 12.00pm so get retweeting!


Accelerate 2013: Highlights From The Fast-Growth Business Festival

Accelerate 2013

We were thrilled to be named as one of the Accelerate 250 to be featured as part of Accelerate 2013 festival to showcase fast-growth businesses in the UK. It was a truly inspiring day of speakers, networking and discussion. Here are some of our personal highlights from the day and we wanted to say a BIG thank you again the Michael Hayman, Nick Giles and the Seven Hills team for putting on such a tremendous show. Read more…

Concept Cupboard Nominated By Lord Young And Sir Terry Leahy As One Of Britain’s Brightest Business Talents

Accelerate 250

We’re thrilled to announce that Concept Cupboard has been named one of the Accelerate 250, a new business community championed by Sir Terry Leahy and Lord Young. The selected 250 are representing Britain’s fastest growing companies who are the “vital 6%” and will be “creating half of all new jobs in the UK economy”.

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Got a business idea? Don’t miss out on S4S Launcher

We’re big fans of Doug Richard’s School for Startups at Concept Cupboard. They’re doing an amazing job of promoting and nurturing entrepreneurship in the UK and we’re seeing the results of their mentorship and encouragement every single day. The team have got a fantastic competition running at the moment where you can win ongoing mentorship from the Dragons Den star. Read on for more details!

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