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    Campfire Presents…

    An expert in her field: Katrina Larkin, Co-Founder of the Big Chill Co-founder of the Big Chill Festival, Katrina Larkin has been on an incredible journey, through amazing highs and intense lows, as part of the team creating the UK’s first ‘boutique’ festival; setting the direction for festivals into the 21st century. Katrina combines a business mind with a highly attuned cultural antenna, plus an eye for the cream of new talent across culture. With such skills and passion, Katrina and her Big Chill partner Pete Lawrence helped transform a small ambient party in Islington’s Union Chapel in 1994, into…

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    Mastering the art of Delegation

    Quite often, I get approached by individuals, especially curious up and coming young entrepreneurs. They always ask the same question: What is the most important lesson that you have learnt as a business owner? Over the years, I’ve given different answers to this question but as I’ve grown as a businessman and as my business has expanded, the concept of ‘delegation’ is one which I am learning to embrace. When starting a new business, it is very easy to try and do everything by yourself. Many people become emotionally attached to their business idea that it becomes ‘their baby’. They…

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    The Diary of a business Midwife 2

    In the first part of this series on my journey into 2013, I shared some of my experience and challenges towards the end of 2012. I will now take you through my experiences in the first two months of 2013. I ended the last article by sharing my vision with you for a university tour and this did not come to fruition as I was balancing becoming a new father and was therefore unable to carry out the tour as planned in December 2012. After failing to carry out the tour, I decided to postpone it until February 2013 to…

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    The Diary of a business Midwife

    Good Morning/ Afternoon/ Evening Londoners and readers from other parts of the world. If you have been following my recent articles for ONIN London, you may have noticed I have been quiet for a short while. We are currently in the third month of 2013 yet it feels like we have already gone through twelve months of the year. In the first two months of 2013, I have personally been able to achieve some of my goals and most importantly I have learnt so many lessons in such a short space of time and I will be sharing some of…

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    No Excuses

    I’m sure you have reached a stage where you really want to do something but you start to get scared, start to doubt your abilities, start to question whether you will succeed and even start to imagine your potential clients hating you and before you know it, you end up throwing a great idea in the bin. Well as the saying goes, “..Ain’t anybody got time for that!”. As ghetto as it may sound, there is a whole lot of truth to it! Why would you give time to fear, doubt and negativity?? I certainly do not want to have…