Getting an idea for a business that you can start yourself is one exciting moment. You work on that idea, making clear directions and plans on what you want to do, and before you know it, you have left your current job and gone at it all systems go. It’s exciting, pressurizing, and full of overwhelm.Read More
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Starting a business is easy, but ask the three out of five businesses who fail each year how difficult it is to reach success. From the creative to the technical, there are multiple aspects of a business that need to be addressed constantly.Read More
Making money is the aim of the game when you start a business, and your success or failure comes down to whether or not you’re able to turn a profit. However, for many of us, starting a business is about more than just making money.Read More
When you are preparing to launch your startup, you should have already considered how you will manage your cash flow effectively. Most startups require some sort of initial financial injection to pay for overheads and implement a supply chain.Read More
Being self-employed is a great way to gain independence over your career and your earnings. But it also comes with a lot of risks, especially when it comes to your finances. Without the security of an employer paying your wage, there’s always the risk that some months will be less profitable than others.Read More
So you’ve launched your own business and you have high hopes for its success. The only issue is that you’re not sure what you should do yourself and what you really should outsource. While you might be the modern ‘Jack of All Trades’, that doesn’t mean that you can manage every aspect of your business yourself - there are some areas that you really should get some help with.Read More
As a small business, it can be tough to know what’s worth your time and what isn’t - after all, you’re not a multinational corporation, so you don’t want to waste resources on things that won’t really benefit you. That being said, a business website is something that you will always need, no matter how small your business is.Read More
When you are starting up a business, one of the most terrifying things you can do is look into the statistics of how many businesses fail and when they fail - not to mention why. However, studying such things can be a powerful way to ensure that you do not fall into the same traps, and that is obviously a very powerful position to be in indeed. It will at least mean that you know what to look out for and what to try and avoid.Read More
Opening a store can be a scary prospect. Customer can all depend on location, the traffic routes through that area, the availability of good parking for potential customers among many other variables. Some seem fixed. Others may be open for changing. No matter if you hope to run a gym space, a store, a retail environment for your online goods, a salon or some other form of retail environment, it can be worthwhile to know how to get customers in through the doors.Read More
There are many benefits to be gained by merging your company with another business. In some cases, similar firms merge together to create a ‘single’ provider and to avoid duplication. This eliminates competition between the two firms while also significantly reducing costs by merging their resources and sites together for more efficient practices.Read More
Business is such a funny concept. It’s definitely one of those things that many of us take seriously. Because when you’re setting up a company, it’s serious stuff - right? It’s not meant to be fun or frivolous or fanciful? Or is it? Sometimes, you can take yourself and your life and your endeavors far too seriously. And they get stuffy. And boring. And ignored. As you can imagine, none of those outcomes - particularly, the latter - are ever desired.Read More
When you decide to embark on an entrepreneurship adventure, the choice of your location is paramount to the success of your small business. Indeed, where global companies can rely on multiple locations through chains and franchise ventures; when you’re small, you need to be smart about picking the best placement for your budget and your target audience.Read More
Starting a business from home is quite a scary and courageous thing to do. For some, you are leaving the security of a job and a consistent wage, and entering into a world that you know very little about. But starting off and working hard may end up leading you to this point, the next step. However, what is that next step? It can be different for some businesses, but commonly it would be to be move out of the home and into some sort of business premises.Read More
The pace of the business is picking up, and you’ve decided that now is the right time to stop doing everything yourself. You need a team, but are you really ready for one? Here, we’re going to look at what it really takes to ensure both you and your business are ready to make room for others, and some tips to help you get the best start with your new colleagues.Read More