Another quick business update.
After a week of getting logos and the like completed the site for my new venture is up and running. Where can it be found? http://inspecht.com.au, http://inspecht.com, http://in.specht.com.au and finally http://specht.com.au also redirects there as well. Right now the site is very basic and more just to get some content out there for people to refer to. More information will be released over the next couple of weeks.
General business activities are being finalised, such as bank account establishment, legal aspects, etc. I am still meeting a lot of people but these meetings have moved from general discussions to more “how can we do business” which is great given this should eventually lead to income.
The discussions are confirming my thoughts; Enterprise 2.0 is a big topic in Australian corporations, but very few people can articulate the business value. Management is still very concerned about employee engagement, becoming an employer of choice and where are they going to find talent. Finally there is still a lot of fear in the market about social networks, this is not helped by the continual “bad press” they get from the media.
To help support my activities over the next couple of months I will be completing both PRINCE2 and Change Management certification. I was about 50% of the way through PMI’s PMP certification before finishing at Nortel so moving to PRINCE2 will be interesting.