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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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Top Tips for a Successful Start-up

Thursday, December 14, 2017 15:13 No Comments

Over the years I’ve talked to many entrepreneurs who started with a great concept and high energy yet failed to launch a successful business. I’ve also seen people who only had modest ideas and yet went on to establish large profitable companies.     These are my conclusions and top tips for a successful start-up:  [...]

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What will make my business more attractive to Investors?

Friday, October 6, 2017 14:28 1 Comment

Investors have a lot of choice and you are in competition with all other investment opportunities, the final decision on which gets investment will be those with the best combination of good sustainable profit and lowest risk. That may not be the highest profit, or the least risk, but an acceptable (to that Investor) mixture [...]

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Do I need a Business Partner?

Thursday, July 13, 2017 9:29 1 Comment

Business Partners can be a help to every business from start-ups to established companies. A Business Partner will: Bring additional or complementary skills Have ideas that when added to your own create new opportunities Provide support and motivation when times are tough Share the workload May have contacts and some funding to grow the business [...]

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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 2 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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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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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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Small business marketing ideas

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 10:21 1 Comment

Small businesses can have great products and services but struggle to get sufficient customers to allow them to expand. Often this is because the owners of the business are too busy dealing with day to day activities to have time to plan or initiate the marketing activity. Yet it need not be an overly arduous [...]

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