Archive for February, 2010

What’s the right age to start a business?

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 10:00 2 Comments

In the past the stereotypical entrepreneur was always seen as young and if you look at Bill Gates and Richard Branson they started their empires when just out of their teens. However latest findings in the States have shown that the fastest growing age group for people starting a new business are the 50 – [...]

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How long does it take to find a Business Angel?

Thursday, February 4, 2010 14:05 16 Comments

Angel Investors are not listed in the Yellow Pages and finding one can be a time consuming and expensive business, especially if using some of the pricey business angel intermediaries that are out there. Actually the topic of where to find investors for a business opportunity deserves more attention and I’ll cover that in a [...]

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Be tenacious in making your business idea work – but not blinkered

Monday, February 1, 2010 17:05 1 Comment

During our last Business Plan Workshop we had an interesting question asked  – “when should someone accept that their idea for a business will not work?” Normally I am adamant that you need persistence and belief in yourself, never give up your dream. But this made me stop and think. Certainly in the past I’ve [...]

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