Posts Tagged ‘Business Partners’

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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5 ways to be a success this year

Thursday, January 8, 2015 18:02 No Comments

1. Work on your brand and image. Success breeds success and perception is reality. The reason these truisms exist is that they are, well…. true. What do people think when you communicate with them? Do they want to be a part (either as a customer or an Investor) of your successful and dynamic business? Perhaps [...]

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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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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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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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Avoid Business Partner melt down

Wednesday, January 4, 2012 18:19 5 Comments

I had a call from a director of a business that I occasionally provide with mentoring to ask me to come round asap. Over the Xmas break he had been having second thoughts about carrying the activity on, even though it was profitable. There was too much stress and he wasn’t getting on with his [...]

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