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The Power of Networking with Likeminded People

Networking is a huge part of my job, as is the case for most entrepreneurs. There is a lot to be said for the six degrees of separation theory, I often find through networking that I come across people who know a friend or colleague. Networking is one of those skills that I think takes […]

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Apps to Keep You Fit as a Fiddle

Fitness and staying trim is a big part of my life, not just because I’m health conscious but because I think that mentally the benefits of exercising are so rewarding. Some of the skills needed to maintain a regular fitness routine are transferable to entrepreneurship – confidence, stamina, persistence, strength – all of these qualities […]

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Food for Thought: Best Apps for Eating Out

Dining out, whether for business or pleasure is undoubtedly one of my favourite things to do. As I often find myself travelling away for work, I have some solid apps that I turn to when making a new restaurant choice, hopefully you’ll agree and I won’t have to eat my words! OpenTable A free app […]

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Keeping Business Moving – My Top Travel Apps

Travelling for business is par for the course for me, and although often it’s a pleasure, it can sometimes be a chore. However, technology is without a doubt helping to improve ease of travel, especially with its use of real-time updates and GPS… with that in mind I’ve pulled together a list of my top […]

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Business Angels: The Team Behind the Dream

As someone who receives many new business proposals and pitches, I feel qualified enough to say that while the people and the product are key in making it a success, the angel investor team plays a significant role in defining the overall result of the venture. When deciding on an investment opportunity, I have to […]

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Business Investments: Why you need the Patience of an Angel Not a Saint

When investing in a business, especially one that’s just getting off the ground…patience really is a virtue. A big part of my role as a Business Angel, aside from investment I help to nurture new businesses and then when they are ready, take a step back and watch while they flourish. However, as with anything […]

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Best apps for special occasions (when you’re on the move and nearly forgot)…

We’re all increasingly busy people, constantly on the go, forever trying to strike a balance between our work and personal lives and sometimes things slide, it’s perfectly normal! There *may* have been times when I’ve forgotten a special occasion or two, although thanks to social media a last minute reminder is never far off; and […]

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My Top 3 Storage and Security Apps

Mobile and flexible working is the new 9-5 and as such it’s created a need for business applications that provide plenty of cloud-based storage and robust security for when you’re on the move. While cyber attacks are most likely to threaten big businesses, you still need to be protected and safe in the knowledge that […]

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My Top 3 Business Apps – working on the move

The rise of the smart phone has opened up a whole new world when it comes to productivity and working on the move. But when it comes to the business apps that I couldn’t live without these days, here’s the top three that made the final cut: TinyScan More than just a business app which […]

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Andrew O’Dua’s Top Tips for Business Travel

Whenever I head off on an international business trip, it seems to spark a bit of envy with my friends, based on the assumption that travelling abroad for work purposes is really a ‘jolly’. In reality, this couldn’t be further from the truth. For starters, as a Business Angel I generally travel alone. Not so […]

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