5 Top Tips To Becoming A Successful Young Entrepreneur
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.
30 Reasons to Start a Business
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...
Can Start Ups Avoid Learning By Mistakes?
Although there is a great deal of good quality information about starting a business, individually but it can be a struggle to apply all that theory.
Common Start-Up Mistakes... and how to avoid them
Business owners face challenges every day. Here is a quick checklist of the some of the most common traps that you need to avoid.
Developing an idea into a viable business
Identifying an opportunity or spotting an idea is a great start. However, developing the idea into a viable product or service is
Digital Marketing Tips For Start-Ups
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.
Does Your Start-up Pay Your Bills?
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.
Entrepreneur skills: what it takes to be successful
What are the skills or qualities that a successful entrepreneur needs to create and run a business?
Excelling as an underdog: Some ways to beat big business...
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.
Free Business Startup Checklist
Our free 99 point checklist can be downloaded immediately and without registration.
Free Online Cost of StartUp Calculator
Starting a new business can be an expensive business, whether it’s a coffee shop or a construction company. But it's hard to say exactly what the price might be - so use our calculator to build your own costs to see how much it might set you back.
Free Step-by-Step Guide to Starting a New Business
Download our free step-by-step guide immediately and without registration.
It contains a useful overview of the main considerations and compliments our range of more in depth startup books.
Guidelines for keeping initial costs low
A serious initial consideration could be the option to outsource nearly every aspect of your fledgeling business to allow you to focus on the important sales function of selling your product/service into your customerbase.
How should I choose a name for my company?
The question of how to name a company is one of the most important issues facing a new business – and unfortunately is one with no real answer!
Mindset of an Entrepreneur
In my early sales career, many moons ago, a Sales Director of mine, who loved to open his weekly Sales meetings with a short homily once made this statement...
Planning is the Key to Success
You need to have a focus and a direction in running your new business and this will drive you forward to success.
Running a business should be fun
Despite the pressure and stress of being your own boss, it should also be something that you enjoy.
Too many start-ups fail in the early stages but this does not have to apply to you if you start the right way. Thankfully, there is plenty of professional support available but it is also possible to learn what works and what doesn't from people who have trodden this path already. The more time you spend preparing for launch, the better the chance you will have of success...
Start Your Own Business Powerpoint Presentation
Something slightly different! This Powerpoint presentation is used for our startup workshops and compliments our business plan template.
Starting a Bouncy Castle Business
Are you thinking about starting a bouncy castle business or have you ever wondered what it might be like in reality? Joshua Boast, owner of Bounce Back Castles Ltd has been kind enough to share his story.
Starting a business is simple - but!
Starting a business is a great thing. It will challenge you, invigorate you, and reward you but above all it will make you grow. You'll learn new skills, broaden your understanding of business and give you experiences that you just wont get as part of a large organisation.
Several years ago, we created a CD based upon our popular start-up map. You can now download the entire contents and enjoy this interactive experience. Navigate your way through the map and learn about each stage of the start-up 'journey'.
The Mindset of the Entrepreneur
If you have always wanted to be an entrepreneur, it is important to discover whether you have the mind-set of an entrepreneur.
The Number One Reason For Small Business Failure and How To Avoid It!
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.
Want to Start your own Business – NLP can help!
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.
What Makes an Entrepreneur?
If boys are made of snails and puppy dog tails and girls made of sugar and spice, what are entrepreneurs made of?
Why Do Some Start Ups Struggle?
Starting a business can be both exciting and scary - that early enthusiasm can sometimes blind you to the risks that won't ever happen to us.
Why stubbornness can make startup growth unnecessarily taxing
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.
Why You Should Consider Getting an MBA if You Want to Be an Entrepreneur
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.