Tag Archives: smaller businesses

Fantastic news about graduate jobs. But…

Put out the flags. There are signs that, at last, the job prospects for our graduates are improving and, being most definitely a glass-half-full bloke, I’m waving my flag with the rest of you. In the excellent annual Summer Survey … Continue reading

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Big is not beautiful; it’s just different. Small is not ugly; it’s just different. And Vipers are SMEs with fangs.

I was speaking at the AGCAS Graduates into Smaller Businesses Conference yesterday, launching the research that Phil Donnelly (Step) and I have been undertaking with small businesses and undergraduates. I hope you find its satisfyingly positive conclusions as satisfyingly positive … Continue reading

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Small business careers. You can have your cake and eat it too.

The thing about small businesses is that they might well grow and become bigger businesses one day. But while they are small, they generally offer less of a structured training programme and a less clear set of career paths than … Continue reading

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Enterprising and entrepreneurial students struggling to find an outlet for their enterprising and entrepreneurial tendencies.

Q. Do you know what the fastest growing university student society is? A. The Entrepreneurial Society (it’s sometimes got ‘Enterprise’ in the title) You could put this down to a new series of Dragons’ Den on prime-time TV but that … Continue reading

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SMEs and Undergraduates. Not consummated quite yet but this is one love affair that will definitely not end in tears.

There is a long tradition in literature and music of the doomed romance. Take Abelard for instance. The David Beckham of the medieval monastic world. He had it all, fame, crowds of admirers, a body of published work. He fell … Continue reading

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The excitement builds in the quest to make SMEs a positive career choice for graduates. I’m about to lose control.

I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it I’m about to lose control and I think I like it I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it And I know, I know, I know, I know, I know … Continue reading

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Phoney prophet says: “I know it’s not original but it’s true”. 2.1s; SMEs; Targeting and Social Mobility

I’ve never been a soothsayer. My powers as a prophet exist in the imagination only. I don’t honestly think I have had an original thought in my life. I am a purveyor of long-held truths. A believer in stating the … Continue reading

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