Posts Tagged ‘business idea’

What’s the most important thing in starting a business?

Monday, October 7, 2019 14:25 No Comments

Actually there are several inter-related aspects of starting a business that need to be worked on to ensure a successful startup, but I consider these to be the most important… 1. Start a business in a subject that you are interested in. Running a new business is hard work, it becomes a little bit easier, [...]

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The Easiest Way to Sack your Boss!

Monday, April 1, 2019 9:24 No Comments

Venturing out on your own can be a daunting task. Your nine to five brings with it a certain security net, however, the only way to achieve your dream is to take the leap and become your own boss! In order to make sure that you are successful in this endeavour, though, it is important [...]

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How to choose the best business partner

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 13:07 No Comments

Having a business partner that you can bounce ideas off, share the work load and motivate each other is a great help to a young business.  They should also bring complimentary skills and additional expertise that allows the business to be driven forward faster.     Sounds perfect doesn’t it? Yet even with all of [...]

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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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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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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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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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