Tag Starting a Business


Startup Toolkit

Startup Toolkit

Sometimes getting your startup off the ground is the most difficult step. There are just so many different questions that you need to consider before investing all your time and effort into a business venture. For example: Is there a market for the products or services that you want to provide? Do you have enough…

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…

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…

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…

Things To Think About Before Quitting Your Day Job and Starting Your Own Business

When you’ve got a great idea for setting up your own business, the freedom of being in charge of your own destiny can be very alluring. So, it can occasionally be tempting to throw caution to the wind and get started straight away. But before you make the leap, it’s worth taking a little time…

Business Startup Software

Thinking about starting a business? You may also wonder about what software to use, Microsoft Office (now even available online), accounting software and so on – but is that really the software you need right now? Starting a business is a process in itself – I don’t want to scare anyone here, but getting this…

Say “Yes!” To Starting Your Own Business.

Many people dream of starting their own business, and in the UK alone over half a million people do so each year. But what holds the other would-be entrepreneurs back? Is there ever, really, a reason not to follow your dreams? Over the years I have spoken to many people who have business ideas and…

Finding Your Feet In The Business World

Starting your own business can be a daunting time; even for the most seasoned business person. No matter how much corporate or retail experience you have of working in other organisations nothing can prepare you for the challenges, and exuberating feeling, of starting your own business. Before you take the plunge it is a good…

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