Dr Alan Rae – Entrepreneur Mentor Musician

By | April 2, 2010
Alan pretending to look like a Sage

Alan Rae

If you have a good idea you want to bring to market and need someone to help you with strategy or process I may be able to help. I integrate practical experience with academic rigour and specialise in helping you integrate onine and real world activity. I’ve set up and run 4 companies in IT, business support and e-commerce so I know about Sales, Finance and People. I teach entrepreneurial and digital marketing and business metrics at Southampton University Business School.

I’ve done numerous research projects into how small companies behave particularly how they communicate with their customers and staff   Organisations I’ve worked with include SEEDA, HP, PCWorld, Virgin Atlantic, EU Leonardo project, Ukonline4Business, DTI, BNI, Yell and several Universities. I’m and Author, a Speaker and I develop training materials, run workshops and give face to face advice. My publications are available at How to do Business.

I’m a Chairman of our family horticultural business at Fletching Glasshouses in Sussex . We sell plants on the internet as Plants4Presents, and sell things for organic gardeners who want to be a bit more scientific about their Gardening.

Finally I’m a musician. I front a folk band, Newick Folk  This means singing and playing guitar, mandolin and mandola.

In a parallel life I’m a piano player focusing on Jazz and the Blues. I’ve played for Blues Business on their appearance at the Himalayan Blues Festival in Kathmandu and worked extensively with a local singer Cylvian Flynn as part of the Ugly Bugs Blues Band, Revo6 and a Tina Turner Tribute Band, Just Tina. Currently we are putting together a couple of American Songbook sets.

Finally I’m working with my old chum Rhiannon and her husband as part of a jazzy satiric outfit called WitchDoctor Express – watch this space for more details

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