If you know me at all you’ll know I love nothing more than sitting down with a cup of peppermint tea and a recording of Dragon’s Den.
I’m never really all that interested in the pitches, most of the time you can tell within a couple of minutes if the presenter’s “lights are on”. I’m more interested in the Dragon’s themselves, the questions they ask, their body language and how they interact with each other.
Republished on Idealog Magazine
Lately we have had first meetings with potential investment opportunities, and they have been an interesting and mixed bunch.
During the process I’ve learned a couple of things, namely to do with what my boss calls the three Ts; Team, Time and Technology.
Keeping a balance sheet of your company finances is an essential and legally required practice. You should also do this with your personal finances so you know at a glance where your money is and how much cash you have free.
In my current life circumstances this balance sheet looks pretty lame. I think my greatest assets are my two year old scooter, new push bike and brand new running shoes, which makes asset management a pretty easy task.