Research shows that many thousands of Britons harbour a business idea or dream of one day running their own enterprise. However, the right advice or encouragement can often be the missing link in whether a new project can get underway. Fasthosts Internet Ltd, www.fasthosts.co.uk, a leading UK web host, today unveiled a campaign to promote top advice and experience from some of Britain’s fastest growing and inspirational companies. With its Inspiring Better Business campaign, Fasthosts is leveraging its website, advertisements and social media to champion successes and share the best motivational and practical advice.
The website www.fasthosts.co.uk/inspire now showcases the business journeys of a diverse range of successful UK companies across a multitude of sectors. Via its website and social media, Fasthosts will share the highs, lows and lessons learned by dozens of businessmen and women. Fasthosts will act as a catalyst to inspire and support small and medium sized businesses with shared knowledge, experiences, inspirations and challenges.
For example, Katy Dee, Managing Director of InternetBusinessKickStart.com speaks from a widespread business career ranging from pop music to business tutoring. She urges entrepreneurs to take a deep breath and control their fear. Katy advises, “If at first you don’t succeed, don’t worry. Just get up and try again. If babies can do it so many times so can we!” Katy first started a business at the age of 26, and having run a total of 17 businesses, Katy concludes, “it takes a real ‘never give up’ attitude to be successful in business”. On the Inspiring Better Business website, Katy shares more advice and explains what inspires her.
Furthermore, Daniel Davies, Chief Executive of CPL Training, a leading bespoke training provider, talks about how 23 years ago he took the best risk of his life – by starting out to be not the biggest but the best. Daniel has learnt that relationships with suppliers can be make or break to your own success. He comments, “Build relationships with good suppliers – don’t always look for the cheapest option. Good partnerships with all your suppliers from internal resources to technology, is a key to success.”
As well as sharing the best advice of successful companies, Fasthosts is calling all British entrepreneurs to submit their Top Advice, their challenges and inspirations via www.fasthosts.co.uk/inspire. Fasthosts will continue to share the best advice and most valuable experiences throughout the web and in print.
Claire Lewis, Marketing Director at Fasthosts, comments, “We are committed to helping UK firms develop and grow. It can be hard for entrepreneurs at all levels to source the advice and encouragement they need to take a project to the next level. Our campaign already offers some great business stories and excellent advice. By hearing directly from the mouths of successful business owners, we hope for thousands of others to benefit. We have all learned something critical over the years, so please do join the campaign and share your best advice with others”
A key topic to emerge so far has been the role of technology in bringing many products and services to market. Whether it is the use of the Internet for e-learning as a delivery channel for knowledge services, or cloud computing for hosting software for everyday use by FTSE 100 companies, the importance of investing in technology has been a frequent advice.
Fasthosts’ Inspiring Better Business campaign offers its first dispatch of Top 5 Business Advice Tips:
1) Surround yourself with a smart, ambitious team. You can live or die by people – Daniel Davies, CPL Training
2) Stay in front of technology, or at least keep up with it – Ben Wallace, DRP Group
3) Never give yourself too much money, it leads to self-destruction – Glenn Elliott, Asperity Employee Benefits
4) Hire smart people and get out of their way! – Howard Durdle, Fiscal Technolgies
5) Know where you want to get to, refer to it daily – Katy Dee, Internet Business Kick Start
With all levels of Government, financial institutions and local communities all focused on fostering entrepreneurial growth, Fasthosts hopes that its campaign will be a useful resource to help start-ups launch and existing firms to stay healthy and energised for the road ahead. More details about Fasthosts Internet and its range of services at www.fasthosts.co.uk.