Author Archives: Peter Harrington

About Peter Harrington

Peter Harrington hitchhiked for over a decade. He also has over 20 years' experience creating and growing companies and learning about the entrepreneurial journey. Peter is also a founding director of the multi-award winning business simulation 'SimVenture' which is now used in over 38 countries.

Fishing for exports? The world’s your lobster*

Building the SimVenture business has involved a little hitchhiking but much globe-trotting over the last 8 years. In this time exporting has become a key revenue stream for the company. So what’s been learnt and how can you develop your … Continue reading

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How to snowball an enterprising culture (Part 2)

Delight can quickly turn to frustration when an excellent new recruit, who is just settling into the post, decides to accept a job offer elsewhere. But occasionally, you know they’ve made the right decision. And so it was for Asfaw … Continue reading

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How to snowball an enterprising culture (Part 1)

“No, you don’t need one. The night is not dark…” Frank, head of an outdoor environmental centre, spoke with calm assertion to the ten newly acquainted teenagers. The group was visibly alarmed by his response. None had anticipated that their … Continue reading

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Does the US lead the entrepreneurial way?

As storms brewed over southern England this October I boarded a Virgin Airbus & headed to the US. My destination was Kansas City and the GCEC Conference. Crossing the Atlantic I was keen to test out Mr Branson’s latest in-seat … Continue reading

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Business Insurance: Know the risks

As my first year of business in York neared its end I arrived at work one Monday to discover a ransacked office. Cables were ripped out of walls, paper covered the floor and my only computer was gone. The landlord … Continue reading

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Defending the bad name of business

This month I attended an entrepreneurship conference that attracted people from all sectors. The organisers chose to kick things off with a ‘motivational speaker’ and the billing stated our man of purpose was a ‘leading entrepreneur and businessman’. Now, in my … Continue reading

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