Startup Articles

Can Start Ups Avoid Learning By Mistakes?
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
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
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

Entrepreneur skills: what it takes to be successful
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?

Free Business Startup Checklist
Free Business Startup Checklist

Our free 99 point checklist can be downloaded immediately and without registration.

Free Online Cost of StartUp Calculator
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
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
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?
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
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...

Running a business should be fun
Running a business should be fun

Despite the pressure and stress of being your own boss, it should also be something that you enjoy.

Start Up Articles
Start Up Articles

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
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 business is simple - but!
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.

Startup CD Contents
Startup CD Contents

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'.

What Makes an Entrepreneur?
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?
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.