Latest Tips For New Business Start Ups

Here are some helpful business tips that have been kindly supplied by SYOB visitors.

We hope that you find them useful and help you avoid some of the most common business mistakes. If you would like to add a tip, we would be delighted to receive it.

Business Networking is a great way of promoting your business but it is also an excellent way of finding services that will help you build your business and improve the service you provide. Plus you get to meet lots of like minded people who all want you to succeed. Search the web for your local networking groups first and then you will find out about others through the people you meet. I know of businesses that have achieved their success through networking. Good luck
K Bater Consultancy

Set up a customer base before anything else
Start building your customer base 12-6 months ahead of opening the business. It will give your company the right shape and direction. A bonus tip: don't wait with the launch until everything is perfect! Just go for it - it will get manic not matter what, you might as well be up and running!
The Longley Sales Academy Ltd.

Considerations when starting a business
We offer a large number of free helpsheets for business owners on our website, ranging from business and personal tax advice, notes on pension schemes, employment law and capital taxes. These can be found under the factsheet area of the site, there are also several specific factsheets for new business owners which offers advice on raising finance, help with business plans, credit control within a business and insuring a new company. The text box will not allow me to paste the link!
TCA Chartered Certified Accountants

Your Brand is the Door to your business
Impression is everything - you want your Brand, logo, identity to look professional and to have a holistic look to your website and social media content. Take time to consider colour, typography & message.
Oscar Creative Digital

Learn enough not to do damage
When starting your own business you will most likely need to wear multiple hats. Whether it be basic accounting, digital marketing techniques, sales, recruitment, you name it, you'll most likely need to play a hand in all. However, going deep into any one field can take you away from your core skills. So learn enough about each area so you can instruct somebody else how to do it when the time comes. This will enable you grow at scale without having to spin all the plates yourself at once. And most importantly know when you find someone competent to take on the role full time...because you cannot do everything!
Smoking Chili Media

Pricing structure and who you are
Ensure you value your own services and don't sell too cheap, if you're good or your prodcuts are good, people will pay. Be yourself be upfront and be confident.
Hornsby Accounts Ltd - Flexidesk

What makes a successful brand?
'People' (your customers) don't relate to businesses, they relate only to brands. The way they look, interact and talk. 'People' are at the core of every sucssesful brand and it's only through identifying and understanding people and their personas, that you can begin to create a brand they can both relate and engage with. In short, a successful brand will have a clear vision of who their people are and an engaging narrative to communicate with them.
Whirligig Creative

Prepare for networking
The most effective way of finding new customers is by networking. Be prepared to get out and be noticed, to build trust with your potential customers
i2Bi Business Advisors

Be persistant and don't be afraid of failure.
4 in 5 businesses fail within the first year. If you're one of them, try again and again until you become the 1 in 5 that succeed.
Mud-bug media

Success, Happiness, Wealth.
If you haven't read Viktor Frankl's Man Search for Meaning. I would. I have experienced the below first hand. Success, happiness, wealth. Don't aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one's personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one's surrender to a person other than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long-run, in the long-run, I say success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think about it .
Stephen Laundy

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