Deciding to start a new business is always an exciting time. You might believe that your idea is going to be the next big thing. You’re going to have to be satisfied with the fact that your life will soon be overtaken by running your startup. However, you need to do the right things to […]
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Are you thinking of setting yourself up as a home improvement specialist? Although Brexit has caused major concern for UK businesses, there’s one sector which can actually benefit from the historic vote – start-up businesses. It’s never been a better time to go it alone so if you are considering starting a home improvement business, […]
Everyone dreams of being their own boss. Working as an employee can be really tiring. It seems as if you do the same thing every single day. You are stressed with the mountain of paperwork you must deal with, and it doesn’t help when your boss constantly tells you to do more. You end up […]
Getting started with a start-up? Chances are you’re a very driven person with a lot of enthusiasm for your product! That might explain why you’re here, learning as much as you can about how to keep your startup on track for success. After all, there are countless start-ups taking the plunge every day and trying […]
Whether you’re meeting with important clients, potential clients, or investors, it’s vital that things go to plan. Consequently, it’s essential you learn how to prepare for the most important business meetings. Follow these three tips, and you’ll have everything sorted:
Nothing in this world can excite an entrepreneur quite like having that magical brainwave. Let’s face it; coming up with an idea that is destined for success could be the start of shaping your future for the better. However, your eureka moment alone isn’t going to achieve your dreams. It takes a lot of hard […]
The Internet has led to a huge increase in home-based businesses, and other companies that sell products on the web. Most of these firms do not want to invest the time and money to physically store products. This change has created a tremendous need for warehouse services. Consider the following tips for starting a warehouse […]
There is no one instruction manual on how to successfully set up a small business. Much of it can only be learnt through personal experience in the field. However, the successes (and failures) of other small businesses can be valuable learning tools that can guide your own small business journey. From the recurring stories of […]
Management skills are just as essential for small business owners as they are for corporate employees. They’re what help a small business owner successfully delegate the right tasks to the right employees, and they’re ultimately what make a successful small business grow and thrive. But too many entrepreneurs don’t know what they’re doing when it […]
One of the essential fundamentals for any entrepreneur is to set realistic goals. While you need to be passionate and enthusiastic about your venture, you also need to streamline your expectations. Make realistic projections that will enable you to make the right choices and maintain control of various aspects of your business.
What’s going to happen when you or your business partner becomes incapacitated or dies? It might not be as simple as buying out your former business partner’s widow.
In a perfect world you wouldn’t start a job unless your customers paid the entire price up front. Unfortunately things don’t usually work that way. It’s not impossible to get such favourable terms, but this all depends on your bargaining power (eg. if there’s little or no competition and your product/service is in high demand). […]
Your business creates an impression in the mind of your prospects and customers each and every day. You have ability to ensure that it is appropriate, consistent and positive. How well does your business create the impression with your prospects and customers that you want to portray?
There’s one significant difference between people who succeed in life and those who struggle; their ability to set goals and achieve them. To have what you want in life, you can’t just sit back and expect it to happen.
How many times have you heard that expression? I wondered where it came from so I “googled” the quote and found that it has been attributed to several prominent people.
I have written three business plans for my own businesses. Two were for existing businesses and one for a Start up business (BOOST Business Coaching).