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Robert Tallent

Robert Tallent

Bob is a Management Consultant, Mentor and Trainer. He is also an Entrepreneur from 1983 to the present day. Between 1983 and 1995 he ran four businesses with a turnover in excess of £1m. As well as having an Honours Degree in Business Studies, he is also an Industrial Engineer and managed a large department in a multinational with large budgets and responsibilities.

He studied to become a Management Consultant, Mentor and Trainer and setup The Synergy Group in 1995.

He has a huge range of business and management experience in practically every industry.

Call him privately on +353(0)87 232 6927

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Main land line is +353(1) 821 5189

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Thursday, 03 July 2014 20:38

Can Entrepreneurs take holidays?


Man on the beach wearing a thongMan on the beach wearing a thongI started my first business back in 1983.  Between 1983 and 1995, I ran four businesses, had a turnover in excess of £1 million and a staff of 11.  During that period, I worked a seven day week, or at least six and 12-15 hour days.  The most I took off were odd weekends, but never an extended holiday.  My kids never saw the inside of a plane until 1998.


Many years ago, a friend of mine lived in an inner-city corporation flats complex. The family scrimped and saved, eventually accumulating enough money to buy a house on a newly built estate in the suburbs. Understandably, they were excited about the move and focused on getting the house furnished. While the garden was left in a sorry state by the builder, this was not on the immediate ‘worry list’ as they got to grips with paying a mortgage for the first time.


Eaten bread is quickly forgotten.

Londoner Schuldenabkommen. London Debt Agreement 1953Londoner Schuldenabkommen. London Debt Agreement 1953Once upon a time, 1953 to be exact (the year I was born), Germany owed 32 Billion Marks from before the second World War (in fact as a result of the First World War) and after it, to governments and private sources. 

Between 27th February and 8th August 1953, there were discussions to try to reduce that debt.  The 26 parties that were involved included Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Greece, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, South Africa, the United States, and Yugoslavia and others. The states of the Eastern Bloc were not involved.

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