Ron Immink

Maverick, speaker, business book geek, entreprenerd, author, blogger, innovator, strategist, CEO and co-founder

Location
Ireland
Industry
Management Consulting
Current
  1. Maverick in residence,
  2. UCD Innovation academy,
  3. Smallbusinesscan
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Background

Summary

Ron is a father of two, maverick-in-residence, business book geek, entreprenerd, author, CEO of Bookbuzz and co-founder of www.smallbusinesscan.com.

All these activities combine social media, narrative, story telling, dialogue learning, collective wisdom, peer-to-peer and social learning with innovation, change management, strategy and ultimately help business succeed.

Maverick-in-residence
Looking to work with a limited number of clients on retainer basis. Creating contrast, connectivity and serendipity. Internal provocateur, entrepreneur and external evangelist. Ensuring clients are future proof.

www.bookbuzz.biz
Bookbuzz is part of a technology-free slow flow movement, using dialogue, peer-to-peer and business books that encourages top executives to engage with the greatest business minds and to collectively apply the knowledge to their business problems. Clients are MNCs from UK, USA and Ireland.

www.smallbusinesscan.com
Parallel to founding Bookbuzz, Ron was hired by Ulster Bank/RBS to develop www.smallbusinesscan.com, a free and open platform where owner managers can create and share the business knowledge, the insights, the experience and the contacts needed to generate new growth for their own business.

Press
He is a regular contributor on Newstalk radio, does public speaking and his articles are regularly featured in national newspapers and magazines. He blogs a lot too. He tweets too much (@orangemanta)

UCD, EBRD, ICM, OECD, Enterprise Rockers
Ron is entrepreneur in residence of the Innovation Academy in University College Dublin, head roadie Ireland for Enterprise Rockers, a business development expert for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, is board advisor to a number of exciting start-ups, a fellow of the Institute of Commercial Management and on the panel of experts in entrepreneurship for the OECD.

Asymmetric management
With Frank Hannigan, Ron is writing a book about asymmetric management.

Experience

Maverick in residence, strategy, innovation, ensuring companies stay future proof

Maverick in residence
– Present (9 months)

Resident entrepreneur, advising innovative start ups

UCD Innovation academy
– Present (2 years 7 months)Dublin

Co-founder Smallbusinesscan, helping small businesses to grow through peer-to-peer engagement

Smallbusinesscan
– Present (5 years 10 months)

CEO Bookbuzz, getting the best business minds in the world working on you and your business

BookBuzz
– Present (7 years 1 month)

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Board member

Malahide Credit Union

Advisor/mentor

Start ups
– Present (28 years 9 months)

Worked with hunders of start ups. Helping them with strategy development, business planning, pitching, selling, etc.

Opportunities Ron is looking for:

  • Skills-based volunteering (pro bono consulting)

Causes Ron cares about:

  • Children
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Education

Organizations Ron supports:

Courses

  • Bookbuzz

Languages

  1. Dutch

  2. German

    Elementary proficiency

Skills

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Writing
  • Blogging
  • Narrative
  • Social Media
  • Storytelling
  • Entrepreneur
  • Start-ups
  • Strategy
  • Business Development
  • Business
  • Management Consulting
  • Business Strategy
  • Marketing
  • Online Marketing
  • Business Planning
  • Digital Marketing
  • New Business Development
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Small Business
  • Training
  • Product Development
  • Management
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Email Marketing
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Executive Coaching
  • Lead Generation
  • Strategic Planning
  • Negotiation
  • Innovation Management
  • Sales
  • Venture Capital
  • Market Research
  • Marketing Communications
  • Publishing
  • E-commerce
  • Public Speaking
  • SEO
  • Online Advertising
  • Brand Development
  • Social Networking
  • Digital Media
  • Digital Strategy
  • Consulting
  • International Business
  • B2B
  • CRM
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing Management
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Publications

Planning for success(Link)

Oak Tree Press
April 1994

Step by step guide to starting your own business.

Starting your own business, a workbook(Link)

Department of enterprise, trade and employment/Oak Tree Press
September 2001

Workbook for entrepreneurs planning their own business. Structured in a ready, steady, go format.

Authors:

Look before you leap(Link)

Department of social welfare
January 1996

Focusses on the issues you need to address BEFORE you decide to start your own business.

Stept to enterprise 1,2,3(Link)

Oak Tree Press
January 2002

Comprehensive series of step by workbooks for aspiring entrepreneurs. From personal considerations, ideas generation, basic rules of business and business planning.

Authors:

TENBizplan(Link)

Institute of commercial management/Oak Tree Press
September 2002

Ten Biz Plan can be used as part of a directed programme, in conjunction with Palo Alto Software's Business Plan Pro software, or for study by entrepreneurs individually or as a team.

TenBiz Plan is the mandatory text for the Diploma in Entrepreneurial Business Planning offered by the Institute of Commercial Management.

Authors:

Grow your own business, a workbook(Link)

Intertrade/Oak Tree Press
January 2003

This book takes a practical, exercise-driven approach to the development and implementation of strategy by owner/managers and their management teams. It helps the reader to identify the potential of their business and then to work step-by-step towards the achievement of a better, stronger, more profitable business.

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Community Enterprise, A Business Planning Workbook for the Social Economy(Link)

Oak Tree Press
March 2003

This is a planning tool to help individuals, project organisations, or groups of social entrepreneurs to achieve both the best of the world of business and the best of the world of community gain. The authors take the view that, although commercial enterprises are in business for profit while social enterprises are in business to achieve community gain, sound business principles apply to both.

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Start your own business, a workbook, UK edition(Link)

Oak Tree Press
February 2002

Starting Your Own Business: A Workbook (UK Edition) meets a real need for practical relevant information among would-be entrepreneurs. It takes a potential entrepreneur through the whole process of starting a business, from first thoughts about self-employment to the practicalities of start-up. It consists of three chapters: READY, STEADY, GO, each of which are filled with checklists, flowcharts and questionnaires. SFEDI approved.

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Assymetric management

TBC

A manifesto on assymetric management, the case studies and key concepts

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