Last week was a busy one for team ValueAdd! The calendar was chock-a-block with meetings, software demos, webinars and networking. Not to mention the day to day client work! But the most exciting day of the week was Wednesday, when I hopped on a train to Edinburgh bright and early, in time to arrive at the Hilton Carlton North Bridge for the 2018 Institute of Certified Bookkeepers Inspire Tour.
Venturefest Scotland is a national business innovation summit designed to help high-growth SMEs and ambitious early-stage companies to grow through innovation. The day starts well with coffee (all days really need to start with coffee) but I did manage to bypass the pastries this time. Kicking off sharp at 9am with the plenary I was pleasantly surprised to see a 50:50 male/female panel. Today is going to be a good day.SE announced their new start2scale support program targeting fast-growing start-ups and early-stage companies as well as existing companies with ambitious plans to scale.
For many people, working for themselves is a life-long dream. Choosing when and where to work, being able to fit in family life and freedom from workplace politics are all common reasons given for going it alone. So, if you have a big idea and the drive to take it further, what could be better than starting your own business?
Over the past couple of months here at VABS, I’ve been testing various different types of project management software to try and sort the useful from the useless and understand what works best for our business. This month, it is web and mobile application Asana which has stepped into the spotlight.