Being new in business and your own industry can be a daunting prospect. It is likely to be heightened when you are young and unknown.
Why on earth would you want start a business? Often the hours are long and the pay poor. Here are 30 reasons that may make it worthwhile...
Ok, so you've been funded and no it's time for the actual planning to begin! This is probably the most challenging part of the whole thing. There are so many options, where do you begin looking? PurpleFruit's guide can help you.
Clients are often surprised when I ask them this question. It is the last thing they've thought of. They have budgeted for a website, business cards and even stock, but have forgotten to plan for their living costs.
As an aspiring start-up, your path to prosperity can feel blocked from the onset. Lacking the huge promotional budgets of the major players, as well as the economies of scale, markets can seem impenetrable.
You need to have a focus and a direction in running your new business and this will drive you forward to success.
If you have always wanted to be an entrepreneur, it is important to discover whether you have the mind-set of an entrepreneur.
Nearly half of all small businesses fail within the first two years of operation. The number one reason for business failure is inadequate planning. The second reason is under-capitalization.
Every New Year brings new ambitions and dreams, and for many of us those dreams can easily fade into the background when the reality of daily life takes hold.
The outlook is bright for SMEs in the UK, but entrepreneurs need to remember that their own pride and stubbornness can severely restrict their companies' growth prospects.
Owning and running a successful business is a dream that is now easier than ever to achieve, and there are now more small business owners and self-employed people than ever before.