Posts Tagged ‘Business Plans’

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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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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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 3 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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Good reasons for the use of Business Angel investment

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 11:30 No Comments

One of the key bits of information that Business Angels or Investors into a venture will want to see is how the funds are going to be used. I’ve seen every possible use given, from the perfectly sensible – “product development”, to the unlikely to succeed – “no one will lend to me any more [...]

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Are you ready for investment?

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 12:45 No Comments

Being investment ready is key to getting funding. Yet when talking to entrepreneurs they often have not taken the time to think it through. You are up against a lot of competition for business investment. Some may be better prepared than you to give the potential Investor confidence that his investment will be well spent [...]

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Sales and Marketing Plans

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 19:30 No Comments

 Whether you’re writing a business plan, or simply want to make sure that your business has customers, you are going to need a sales plan and a marketing plan. Yes need. Not optional, not nice to have – need. First let’s get over the instinctive dread of the word plan. It doesn’t have to mean [...]

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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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