This video shows business partners Alistair Mitchell and Andy
McLoughlin sharing their views on how to start a company and offer
expert advice on raising finance and expanding a company. The duo
founded Huddle, a social networking tool for businesses and now has
huge international following with offices in the US.
Before co-founding Huddle in 2006, Alastair Mitchell helped to
build the first online market place for the global food commodities
market, then went on to help grow dunnhumby as a member of its
strategic management board. Andy McCloughlin previously helped
found Knowledge Center in 2003 and has more than 10 years of
The founders of Huddle offer a unique insight into setting up a
business with a partner and the advantages that come with it. The
pair are an example of how business partners complement each other
and offer a stable working environment. Their advice to small
businesses is to take on board as many customers at the beginning
as possible in order to receive their feedback, allowing constant
The entrepreneur video also states the importance of controlled
growth and the risk-taking decisions. Equity management and solid
trading skills have helped Mitchell and McLoughlin to expand their
business whilst maintaining control of the company. Providing a fun
working environment for all employees is a key objective as well as
long term thinking.
LinkedIn has also provided the company with good marketing and
PR which has helped the company to expand its profile world wide,
which has contributed to the companies fast growth rate. This video
provides an insight into a successful web-based networking company
and gives great advice for all those wanting to take their business
idea to the next stage.
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