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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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What is due-diligence and how do I do it?

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 10:53 1 Comment

Due-diligence needs thinking about for Investors when they are about to embark on an investment. However it’s just as applicable for those who are seeking investment to check out a potential Investor. In both cases you should verify that the person, business and facts as stated are correct. That’s not being mistrustful it’s just being [...]

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Why ideas don’t get investment.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 14:53 No Comments

“I’ve got a great idea; it will make millions, guaranteed. I haven’t got the time myself to pursue it, so I’m looking for someone to take it on. Maybe I could licence the idea, or sell it. I don’t actually want much, I just want to see it made. “No, I haven’t got round to [...]

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Big push to increase the number of Entrepreneurs

Monday, November 12, 2012 13:28 3 Comments

This is Global Entrepreneurship Week and there is a host of fresh initiatives to get new businesses started and growing businesses to fulfil their potential. It’s easy to see why the government is keen to do so, with cut backs in the public sector and big businesses stalling, getting people to start their own companies [...]

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To grow a business employ a “great one”.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 13:51 No Comments

Whenever I hear advice from successful entrepreneurs the most consistent mantra is “always hire the best people you can afford”. But how good is “the best”, how do you measure that? Also, if you are in a young company, with very limited resources, how much can you really afford? Let’s step back for a moment [...]

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Entrepreneur Quotes – Just do it!

Monday, December 20, 2010 16:46 No Comments

I was putting together a business plan workshop for some MBA students the other day and looked for a couple of quotes to illustrate points. There are, as you can imagine, quotes for everything, sometimes contradictory. There is one area though that no one disagrees with and it happens to be a pet issue with [...]

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Company Partners blog goes live

Monday, January 18, 2010 22:21 2 Comments

I have succumbed to the inevitable and started a blog for Company Partners. The key and dare I say the challenge is to have informative and interesting content and not just my personal ramblings, although there will be a fair quantity of those, no doubt thrown in to the mix. The blog will however keep [...]

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