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Feisty Enterprise Tip #2: Get a Support Network Behind You, Say ‘I’ll Get Back To You’ and Then Phone a Friend

The scariest words to a prospective or existing small business owner are ‘I’m from the government (or bank) and I’m here to help you’. If the schemes and websites of free support for starting a business are primarily run and sponsored by government and financial services companies then B-E-W-A-R-E. My opinion is that they are…

Feisty Enterprise Tip #1: Suck It and See – Find Out If This Is Your Right Time

If you have other ways of earning a living and you feel that you haven’t enough know-how, or enough available time and money, to get through the first eighteen months of your own business – don’t do it. In my opinion there is no better way to earn a living than being your own boss…

What’s tied up in the executive?

What’s tied up in the executive?

I heard on the radio recently something about the number of Young Entrepreneurs rocketing since the recession started. This triggered off a few little things in my head that were bugging me. For one, the phrase ‘Young Entrepreneurs’. Now, I am no stranger to this phrase as for many years I ran one of the…

Avoiding Startup Mistakes

Avoiding Startup Mistakes

There is a great blog worth checking out on the Guardian Small Business Network by former Dragon James Caan. Since leaving the Den, Mr Caan now operates a startup loan and mentoring initiative that is sponsored by the UK Government. This is an attempt to make it easier for entrepreneurs to get their venture off…

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…

Must be good to be stupid to start a business.

“Are you stupid?” or “What are the chances of that happening?” – these are some of the common statements people make when confronted with business ideas of others. Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Henry Ford, Richard Branson and many thousands more, they all must be stupid to think that their dream for their entrepreneurial future could…

Shell LiveWIRE Awards Supported By WinWeb.com

WinWeb have today announced it’s support for the Shell LiveWIRE Awards and Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, by sponsoring each applicant with it’s online cloud-based WinWeb Business Planning Software for 12 months free of charge. Read more on this story on the WinWeb Businessblog or on the Shell LiveWIRE Site or even…

The Branson Model

The way Richard Branson starts businesses is very simple – that is why it works so often. He looks at an industry where the market participants have accepted that the current way is the way this industry works (complacency). He goes and finds the most profitable part or sector of it, makes it better and…

Micro Business vs Job

Job security is a thing of the past, no ifs & buts, it is. Why then are still so many hell bend on getting a job in a company? Here are a couple of things to consider when considering your future: ☺ Income Security: You lose your job, you lost it all. You lose a…

What is Mentoring?

Running a business can sometimes be a very lonely affair. Decisions are always on the to-do list, having someone as a sounding board can be an invaluable asset to every small business owner. Business mentors are one group of people who can be your sounding boards. But what is a business mentor and what can…

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