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.
Business owners face challenges every day. Here is a quick checklist of the some of the most common traps that you need to avoid.
Identifying an opportunity or spotting an idea is a great start. However, developing the idea into a viable product or service is
What are the skills or qualities that a successful entrepreneur needs to create and run a business?
Our free 99 point checklist can be downloaded immediately and without registration.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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...
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...
Something slightly different! This Powerpoint presentation is used for our startup workshops and compliments our business plan template.
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'.
If boys are made of snails and puppy dog tails and girls made of sugar and spice, what are entrepreneurs made of?
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.