Tag Start-Up


Infographic: Startup Trademarking

Infographic: Startup Trademarking

When your business starts to grow, there will inevitably be people who try and cash in on your success. That’s why it is so important for you to trademark your business name – a fact that many first-time entrepreneurs will overlook due to their inexperience. It can be heartbreaking to see someone copying your business…

Feisty Enterprise Tip #7: Look For Multiple Income Streams to Survive the First Eighteen Months

If you think of yourself as an enterprise zone rather than just one business type then it makes perfect sense to make enough money by whatever legal means to survive. This often means having many ways of earning money whilst your main business develops a customer base and a successful trading format. You need as…

Should young people join start-ups?

Should young people join start-ups?

The obvious answer to this question is “yes, of course” but the reality of the matter is that getting young people (and particularly graduates) to come aboard an actual start-up can be a tough sell. When faced with the uncertain path of start-up employment or a straightforward trek up the career ladder, it is understandable…

Infographic: 10 Steps to Starting a Business in the US

Starting up a business for the first time can seem daunting and that’s why this infographic is particularly useful. It lays out a step-by-step guide for anyone interested in running a business, from writing the original business plan right through to your new responsibilities as an employer. But beware, once you’ve read this infographic you…

Quote of the Week: Start

Quote of the Week: Start

The Business Quote topic for this week is, appropriately for a Monday, about starting new things. “It is always the start that requires the greatest effort.” – James Cash Penney J.C. Penney started one of the largest department store chains of the last century so he knew a thing or two about starting something and…

How much money do you need to start a business?

How much money do you need to start a business?

Well, if you are Richard Branson then the answer is just a couple of hundred dollars. Yes, one of the most important entrepreneurs of our time started his first business with just a few hundred dollars received from the sale of a lost necklace that was never claimed. Branson was still at school and his…

Starting a Small Business using the equity of your home

Starting a Small Business using the equity of your home

There are several ways for an owner to secure funding for a new venture or to push a small business through difficult times. A home equity loan may be a solid option for those that also own a home. All financial situations are not created equal. Consult with a trusted financial adviser before incurring more…

Turning your talent or hobby into a business (Infographic)

If you are still considering starting a business, why not base it on your favourite hobby or unique talent? The most successful small and micro businesses often grow from the passion that the owner has for a particular interest. Their knowledge of that hobby allows them to spot gaps in the market which they then…

Taking your business start-up to the clouds

There is considerable and growing hype regarding cloud computing and its potential benefits to businesses of all sizes. The premise behind cloud computing may sound very ‘airy-fairy’ but it’s actually a very useful, practical concept that can improve efficiencies and increase security regarding sensitive business data. A common misconception is that your data is floating…

Entrepreneurs- The New Rockstars?

I spend a huge amount of my working life supporting micro firms, many of them start ups. Specifically through my work with Shell LiveWIRE, I look at a huge number of funding applications for our monthly awards- this is a great privilege and gives me an insight to the ‘state of the entrepreneurial nation’! I…

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