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  • Topic: Startup priorities
    11 August 2018

    Breakfast with entrepreneurs

    Dennis G. Lucan and Slava Baranovskiy organised an entrepreneurial breakfast on Saturday 11th August between 10am and 12pm.

    The breakfasts with entrepreneurs organised by the Marylebone Entrepreneurial Club are becoming more and more pupular. The last breakfast saw the group of entrepreneurs discussing about productivity and the way they approach the topic within their companies. The discussiong revolved around the difficulties raised by the holiday period for an SME and ways in which the business manages to remain focused whilst facing challenges in reaching key people that are on holiday. The aim of the meeting was to brainstorm ideas to avoid delays in the short and medium term goals due to tasks having to be postponed.

    Aspects covered:

    Prioritising techniques
    Task management
    Online tools for task management
    Time management
    Productivity enhancement techniques
    Teamwork

    Key insights:

    Slava Baranovskiy (Founder of ELIGENT SYSTEM)

    Try to define small tasks with a big impact on your business.

    Clive Stevens

    Focus your time on important tasks and use tools to enhance productivity, such as task management tools.

    Aliona Sladzinskaya

    Understand the market before you attempt to join it.

    Zeeshan Zaman

    Time management is key. Split up the day and the tasks whilst being consistent with your schedule. Your aim should be to create a pattern.

    Dennis G. Lucan (Founder of DGL Group)

    Identify whether or not you are more productive working on your own or accompanied by others. Once you find out, tailor your work schedule to the new arrangement.

    Rebeca Fernandez

    Maintain the momentum and work in partnership with others.

    Boris Rykov

    Having an in-house CTO would improve the motivation of the people developing the product.

    Wendy Zhou

    Problem solving is enhanced by the speed at which decisions are made. Be optimistic about the future of the business.

    Jackie Green

    Spend time and prioritise what is urgent.

    Jayati Sareen

    Believe in yourself and in your product and identify what is crucial for the optimal functioning of business.

    Attendees:

    Stas Kulminski
    Clive Stevens
    Aliona Sladzinskaya
    Slava Baranovskiy
    Dennis G. Lucan
    Boris Rykov
    Jayati Sareen
    Wendy Zhou
    Rebeca Fernandez
    Zeeshan Zaman
    Nina Skorytchenko
    Jackie Green

    Who is organising the breakfasts?

    Slava Baranovskiy

    Creative entrepreneur, tech startup founder, film director/producer and Entrepreneur in Residence of Westminster Business School with a strong business and tech background.
    Read more about him on his website.

    Dennis G. Lucan

    Awarded entrepreneur in national and international business competitions, business consultant with experience in marketing, growth, project management and corporate communications.
    Read more about him on his website.

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