Stephen’s Blog

Welcome to the blog of Stephen Fear. Businessman, Doctor of Business Administration, Author, Former Entrepreneur in Residence & Ambassador of the British Library, Philanthropist. Based UK, France, USA – twitter @fearstephen

All blogs written by Stephen Fear are for general information purposes only and express personal opinions, and do not necessarily constitute fact and should not be relied upon wholly or in part in the form of advice or in any other way. All content is designed for the enjoyment of the reader and is based on personal experience and opinions.

Tips for Writing Your Business Plan

If you are starting a new business or want to grow an existing one here are some tips for writing your business plan. 1. Write a short summary of what the business is about. What are you trying to accomplish? 2. A description of the business. Where is the business…

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Essential Tips For Your Business

Tip Number 1. Keep your overheads low. This is essential for your survival in the early days. Tip Number 2. Avoid fixed overheads where possible. By fixed I mean things that commit a new business to more than a three months contract. Tip Number 3. Work from home for as…

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Entrepreneurs, NEED CASH? Tips.

Need Cash? Following the announcement that UK interest rates are to remain low until 2016 there is an opportunity to raise cash from wealthy investors who are getting pitiful returns on deposit. If you are an SME looking for investors follow these tips because they will help you get someone…

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Daniel My Brother. Rest in Peace Little Chap.

I have been reading the harrowing story of little Daniel Pelka who was murdered by his own Mother after being starved, tortured and beaten senseless and which has left me, along with many others I suspect, numb and wondering what the hell his teachers and others were doing when he…

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A Message to Bully’s from a Nine Year Old Boy!

Bullying whether at school, in the workplace or elsewhere is something society should work to stamp out. Just because someone is stronger physically or mentally or has more ability in a certain field does not give that person, organisation or even Country the right to push its views on other…

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A Fracking Good Energy Source

Fracking is something that is interesting a number of governments at the moment as the end result releases energy which can decrease dependancy on other sources of oil or gas, but is the controversial technique safe? The process involves fracturing localised rock by injecting pressurised liquid combined of sand and…

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Making a Digital Will- Yes You Really Do Need One!

Many of our valued possessions are now stored online & as such need protecting in the event of death. Items such as photographs, music & DVDs are often not financially valuable but in a personal context are often priceless. It’s is vital in this digital age to protect these assets…

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Andy Murray to Win Wimbledon?

Who says so? I do! What do I know? Probably not enough about tennis but I do know about winners and whether Andy wins this year or not I am certain he is a winner. Brilliant Focused Athlete We have many brilliant athletes in the UK, among them David Beckham,…

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LONDON LOVES EXCELLENCE AWARDS

I was pleased to be a judge at the London Loves Excellence Awards Gala Dinner at the London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square last Tuesday evening which was oversubscribed with every table sold weeks ago and the presence of many of the UKs top entrepreneurs and business people including my fellow…

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The £50 Chicken! Houses & NIMBYs

In the 1980s a family on low to middle income could save for the deposit for an average house in about three years. The Resolution Foundation Think Tank now suggests similar households may need twenty two years and will spend much of their adult life in expensive private rented accommodation…

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100,000 New Homes Needed Now-Radio 4

Listening to Radio Four this morning it was interesting to hear that Ed Balls was quoted as saying that Britain needs 100,000 new affordable homes. Other comments alluded to the National House Builders sitting on land with planning permission as being one cause for the housing shortage. Whilst I accept…

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THIS REALLY IS THE BIG ISSUE

When The Big Issue was was founded in 1991 by John Bird & Gordon Roddick as a response to the increasing numbers of homeless people in London I doubt that they imagined it would become the force it is today. To become a vendor, one must be homeless or in…

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