Business

Stephen Fear Interview – Newport City Summit 2016

Stephen Fear was interviewed at the Newport City Business Summit that took place on Monday 28 November 2016 at the University of South Wales Newport City Campus. The summit provided an opportunity for businesses and key stakeholders to be updated on projects and developments in Newport. For details about the…

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Talking Books – Live At The Arnolfini

On 29th September 2016, Stephen Fear and a panel of experts took part in Talking Books live at the Arnolfini where the subject was China and its ongoing relationship with the United Kingdom. Talking Books uses a book as the anchor for a wider discussion of the topic, rather than…

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Bristol – so good they named it 35 times!

Original article written by Stephen Fear for the Bristol Post on 7th December 2016 (also featured on SouthWestBusiness.co.uk on 8th December 2016): Stephen Fear, of the Fear Group, believes Bristol has a bright business future  With its two brilliant universities, two aspirational football teams and one potentially great rugby team (not…

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MONDAYS FREE TIP FROM Stephen Fear

Welcome to this week’s Monday Tip for entrepreneurs! Startups are an important function of business activity. It’s important to remember that all businesses were startups once!! Famous names like Google, Apple, Marks & Spencer, John Lewis, Harrods, Bloomingdales & Hilton were once the brainchild of an entrepreneur just like you…

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Talking Books

When I was asked in 2014 to start reviewing business books and making some reading recommendations we decided to film it at The British Library in London where I was then the official Entrepreneur in Residence. Due to many reasons, not least my travel schedule and diary, we always struggled…

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World first as Bristol selected to become key investment portal for China’s ‘Silicon Valley’

‘Stephen Fear attended the signing of a landmark agreement at the Mansion House officially strengthening collaboration between Bristol and China. Bristol Global Partnership will become the UK’s first representative office of the Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City – the Chinese equivalent of California’s Silicon Valley.’ World first as Bristol selected to…

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The world needs leaders… and we’re coming up short

Listening to the potential US presidential candidates endlessly sniping at each other on the news late the other night made me despondent at the prospects for world peace and prosperity. People who aspire to the great office of US President, and therefore de facto leader of the free world, should not…

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Never Let Your ‘Cash’ River Run Dry!

It is often said that “Cash Is King” but if that is true then surely “Cash flow Is Queen”! Cash flow is the lifeblood of any business and allows the enterprise to survive long enough to reap larger rewards, whether that is when the business is sold or when larger…

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Entrepreneurs – Don’t Be Railroaded By A Coach!

It used to be said when waiting ages for a bus “don’t worry, three will come along in a minute” that observation might well apply to so called business coaches today! I have nothing against business coaches providing they are suitably qualified, which sadly, many, if not most, are not.…

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Opinion: Bristol is a honeypot for property investors

Original article written by Stephen Fear for the Bristol Post on 3rd November 2015 (also featured on SouthWestBusiness.co.uk on 4th November 2015): Property  has always attracted entrepreneurs. However they earn their daily bread, they almost always invest something in the property market eventually even if they never become full time property…

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Write the Theme Tune, Sing the Theme Tune

Whenever you start a new business venture, it is very often all hands to the pump in order to get the thing to fly and this takes an enormous amount of effort and ingenuity in order for the business to be successful. Often it is vastly underestimated the sheer number…

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