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Lord Digby Jones: Be Innovative to Grow

Small firms must “rediscover innovation” if they want to expand this year, former Confederation of British Industry (CBI) chief Lord Digby Jones has urged. Speaking at the launch of Vodafone’s new London-based small business store, Lord Jones said firms had to adapt to changing needs in order to stay competitive in 2010. Businesses often became stale, he added, because they fail to reinvent themselves. said Jones; “They don’t reanalyse what they’re doing. They think ‘this is working, let’s leave it at that’. But when China wants your lunch and India wants your dinner, they’ll reinvent your idea for sure.” He also stressed the importance of cash in a growing business, and called on small firms not to “bankroll” th... »

Exclusive Business Clinic with Lord Digby Jones

Exclusive Business Clinic with Lord Digby Jones

1st February 2010 Transmission date: 2nd February 2010 Transmission time: 7.30pm Small businesses will be looking to capitalise on the anticipated market upturn this year. In this special webTV show, Lord Digby Jones will be offering his unparalleled expert advice and invaluable entrepreneurial insights and experiences to help business owners, entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs ensure they are in the strongest position possible. Lord Jones has had a lifetime in business – travelling to over 70 markets across the world gaining a unique breadth of knowledge and experience. He spent 6 years as the Director General of the CBI, held the position of Minister of State for UK Trade & Investment and has unrivalled heritage in advising a multitude of businesses around the world. To c... »