Fintech faces a traditional challenge

by Steve Upham : altspace Coworking Office Manchester has a thriving digital economy courtesy of an innovative talent base, supportive eco-system and a coordinated approach within the private and public sectors.   Last Friday I attended an event hosted by Manchester Digital focused around Fintech.  The sector can be defined as firms and services that … Continue reading Fintech faces a traditional challenge

Offer a personal story to stand out

By Steve Upham : altspace Coworking Office, Altrincham January always begins with high hopes, big aspirations and goal setting for the small business owner.  Whilst reflecting on this at a networking event I was particularly taken by two nuggets from attendees about the importance of being yourself.  If you want to market your services effectively … Continue reading Offer a personal story to stand out

Are you upcycling your skill base?

by Steve Upham : altspace Coworking, Altrincham On my stroll into the office this morning I saw a row of abandoned fir trees waiting for the recycling collection. It's a sad sight after entertaining a family over Christmas, however they got me thinking about alternative uses for the trees.  The trees are green waste so … Continue reading Are you upcycling your skill base?

Being persistent counts in business

By Steve Upham : altspace Coworking Office When you return from a holiday or break it can be tempting to ring the changes after a period of reflection.  Over January many of us will have a spring clean, cutting back on unnecessary business expenses and maybe changing some of our services.  It's tempting to cull … Continue reading Being persistent counts in business