Archive for the ‘Business Partners’ Category

Should you have a Business Partner?

Thursday, December 1, 2016 17:04 No Comments

Running a business is a lot easier when you have a business partner to share the highs and lows, as well as all the work. You may of course have all the skills needed for your business, but have you the time? Or are there some areas that you love doing and excel at, but [...]

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Business Partner pitfalls and how to avoid!

Monday, February 15, 2016 10:45 No Comments

Having a Business Partner can be a great benefit. They bring additional skills and resources, you also have someone to bounce ideas off and to share the stress & risk. But in some cases the partnership can go wrong. Occasionally it is because there was not enough due-diligence in checking the background of the potential [...]

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What Type of Business Partnership Should I have?

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 11:59 No Comments

Every enterprise that isn’t a sole trader will have people who are working together as partners to drive that business towards its goals. This can be in a business that is registered as a legal partnership (see below), fellow directors of a company, or at its most simple just 2 people working together with no [...]

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The difference between a Business Partner and an Investor

Friday, August 21, 2015 16:59 1 Comment

Company Partners provide access to both Business Partners and Investors so what is the difference and when would you have one but not the other? Certainly an Investor is a business partner of sorts and can bring many of the benefits of a business partner. A Business Partner could in some circumstances end up investing [...]

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Don’t make this mistake in your first conversation with a potential business partner or Investor

Sunday, March 1, 2015 10:52 3 Comments

You don’t know when you might bump into or be talking to a useful contact, business partner or even potential Investor. This first conversation is your best chance to impress and could determine whether you get a second more detailed conversation or meeting. So grab the chance to explain your business, or idea, in a [...]

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Business Plans are worthless and a con

Monday, February 3, 2014 12:13 11 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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The 5 key things you must do before revealing your great idea

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 20:32 1 Comment

I often get calls from members who are looking for a Business Partner or Investor but are concerned about how much they can reveal of their business idea. It is a conundrum; because on one hand you need to tell something of your business idea in order to attract a partner or funding, but too [...]

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Case study – finding a business partner

Thursday, August 1, 2013 12:38 No Comments

  With Peer-2-Peer lending growing in popularity, Norman Akram realised that there was an opportunity for a company whose business model protects lenders against bad debt (most Peer-2-Peer loans are unsecured). A well tried model already existed in the form of pawnbroking and Norman set about developing a website platform for lenders and borrowers to [...]

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Why have a business partner?

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 12:30 No Comments

As you may know, we match entrepreneurs with other like-minded business partners and have done so successfully for many years now. But I was asked the other day why people seem to prefer working with a business partner rather than splashing out on their own. After all there are famous solo entrepreneurs aren’t there? Bill [...]

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Start or grow your business now – what’s holding you back?

Thursday, January 10, 2013 11:58 6 Comments

It’s a New Year and the entrepreneurial juices are flowing. It’s time to start the business that you’ve been talking about for years. What’s stopping you? Or maybe you’ve already got a business but it’s not growing as fast as you had thought, what has to happen to make this year the year it doubles [...]

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