“Boundaries don’t have to mean barriers,” is one of the many clever catchphrases to describe modern-day business that our MD Mike Kapur OBE came up with during his speech at the KuKuConnect networking event held in Belvoir Castle last week.
He attended the Gratham location alongside Her Grace Emma Manners, Duchess of Rutland; a fitting scenario for Leicester’s Lord Lieutenant to make the statement being on the border of Leicestershire with guests representing many areas of the East Midlands.
What Mike’s message means
‘Business without barriers’ is the message Mike promotes to the new Leicestershire companies he is introduced to by the local council to help support and advise them. His quote means this: look at the things you think of as barriers to your business and instead, see them instead as boundaries. This is a mindset that will help you think differently when challenges present themselves.
For example, we’ve just begun working with Niche Magazine; Leicester’s local business and lifestyle bi-monthly publication. While the magazine’s purpose is to promote what’s going on within the boundaries of Leicestershire, they are not limited by physical barriers to partner up with or work alongside companies further afield. Niche is able to communicate, work with, and team with organisations across the UK – and even the world – to grow its business in other areas. And it all comes down to IT management.
As an IT company we are part of the most ‘barrier-less’ industry there can be. It’s the internet, technology, and employee development that allows a company to exceed its boundaries and use them in a way that sets them aside from competitors.
You may have county boundaries, office boundaries, or budget boundaries, but with a well strategised business plan that includes budgets for IT products, services, and training, you’ll never see these as barriers again.