Archive for the ‘Business Ideas’ Category

Finding business opportunities from market changes

Monday, September 24, 2018 11:50 No Comments

Businesses are often wary of change. It creates uncertainty and development projects get stalled. Instead of seeing change as an opportunity, business leaders start to plan for worse case scenarios that may result from the change. The businesses adversely affected are normally large organisations with a vested interest in the status quo, however for smaller [...]

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What should you do before leaving your corporate job and starting a business?

Friday, June 1, 2018 12:47 No Comments

Let’s face it there are a lot of attractions to having a regular salary, perhaps expenses paid and some security. So why would anyone venture out on their own? Yet every year thousands of people do exactly that. Having previously been in large corporations myself for over 20 years I can sympathise with those that [...]

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The Future of Retail: Your 5-Step Ecommerce Start-Up Plan

Friday, January 5, 2018 13:07 No Comments

So you’ve made the decision to launch an ecommerce business? Congratulations – you’ve chosen a great path for your new business. But like every new venture, if you want to give yourself the greatest chance of success, you’re going to need a solid plan. Everything from the style and tone of your content, to your [...]

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Once you have a business idea how quickly should you start it?

Monday, April 10, 2017 11:23 2 Comments

Business ideas are like freshly buttered warm toast, they look wonderful. But if put to one side for long enough they get cold, stale and uninviting. The first surge of excitement at discovering an opportunity needs to then have action to build a momentum, which in turn drives further action. If the initial process of [...]

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Fed up with working for someone else?

Monday, January 23, 2017 14:13 3 Comments

Working for a company can bring security (less now than in the past) and for those that are fortunate, job satisfaction. However it also can bring the stress of not being in control of your own destiny and there is nothing like creating your own business, perhaps following a passion and using fully your skills. [...]

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Types of Business Funding

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 12:06 No Comments

Do you need funding? Start-up businesses often think that they need to find an investor. We only have to read in the papers about the latest internet billionaire to know that big funding means big success. Yet most businesses can get going, or even grow without external investment. It depends on the amount required to [...]

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Make your business scalable – the Investor holy grail

Thursday, November 12, 2015 12:09 No Comments

Firstly let me say what I mean by scalable. That each new customer produces additional revenue for very little addition cost. Think of software for example, once the costs of developing and producing the first copy are met, each additional sale of the software has minimal costs.  Whereas a service orientated business such as consulting [...]

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Use technology in your business or fail

Thursday, May 29, 2014 10:15 No Comments

In a previous work life, I used to give presentations on technology and as a way of lightening the tone of what could be a heavy session, I showed a cartoon. The caption read “In a moment of inspiration Dave the repairman connected the air-conditioner to the Internet”. Now, what’s funny about that you may [...]

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1000 Business Ideas you can start

Monday, March 24, 2014 10:47 No Comments

I’m always saying that ideas are 10 a penny, it’s getting off your backside and doing it (and doing it well) that counts. But are there really that many new business ideas about? I decided to have a look. Not all of them would in fact prove commercial and some when you examine them, are [...]

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Business Plans are worthless and a con

Monday, February 3, 2014 12:13 12 Comments

In talking to entrepreneurs the subject of business plans often comes up. While some have excellent plans, others haven’t and feel that business plans are a complete waste of time and just there to line the pockets of consultants. I think the issue is that the phrase “business plan” has become over used and lost [...]

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