Posts Tagged ‘business idea’

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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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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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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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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Want to get into business? We look at the options

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 10:16 No Comments

If you’ve got past the headline then you obviously have a hankering to be your own boss. The arguments for going into business are well rehearsed – you can make your own decisions, choose who you work with, enjoy the fruits of your success and so on – but, arguably, the paths into entrepreneurialism are [...]

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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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How to find more customers – the top 5

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 10:18 2 Comments

1. Get free PR If there was an unlimited amount of money to spend, advertising would be easy, but normally there isn’t. So what can you do? Well this is where free PR comes in. PR is of course short for Public Relations and was the remit of large corporations, but has now become a [...]

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