Start-ups Articles

What Makes an Entrepreneur?
About You: What Makes an Entrepreneur?

If boys are made of snails and puppy dog tails and girls made of sugar and spice, what are entrepreneurs made of?

Entrepreneur skills: what it takes to be successful
About You: Entrepreneur skills: what it takes to be successful

What are the skills or qualities that a successful entrepreneur needs to create and run a business?

Running a business should be fun
About You: Running a business should be fun

Despite the pressure and stress of being your own boss, it should also be something that you enjoy.

Why Do Some Start Ups Struggle?
Advice: Why Do Some Start Ups Struggle?

Starting a business can be both exciting and scary - that early enthusiasm can sometimes blind you to the risks that won't ever happen to us.

Can Start Ups Avoid Learning By Mistakes?
Advice: Can Start Ups Avoid Learning By Mistakes?

Although there is a great deal of good quality information about starting a business, individually but it can be a struggle to apply all that theory.

How should I choose a name for my company?
Business name: How should I choose a name for my company?

The question of how to name a company is one of the most important issues facing a new business – and unfortunately is one with no real answer!

Planning is the Key to Success
Business Planning: Planning is the Key to Success

You need to have a focus and a direction in running your new business and this will drive you forward to success.

Does Your Start-up Pay Your Bills?
Business Planning: Does Your Start-up Pay Your Bills?

Clients are often surprised when I ask them this question. It is the last thing they've thought of. They have budgeted for a website, business cards and even stock, but have forgotten to plan for their living costs.

Guidelines for keeping initial costs low
Costs: Guidelines for keeping initial costs low

A serious initial consideration could be the option to outsource nearly every aspect of your fledgeling business to allow you to focus on the important sales function of selling your product/service into your customerbase.

Why stubbornness can make startup growth unnecessarily taxing
Growth: Why stubbornness can make startup growth unnecessarily taxing

The outlook is bright for SMEs in the UK, but entrepreneurs need to remember that their own pride and stubbornness can severely restrict their companies' growth prospects.

Mindset of an Entrepreneur
Mindset: Mindset of an Entrepreneur

In my early sales career, many moons ago, a Sales Director of mine, who loved to open his weekly Sales meetings with a short homily once made this statement...

Want to Start your own Business – NLP can help!
NLP: Want to Start your own Business – NLP can help!

Every New Year brings new ambitions and dreams, and for many of us those dreams can easily fade into the background when the reality of daily life takes hold.

Why You Should Consider Getting an MBA if You Want to Be an Entrepreneur
Qualifications: Why You Should Consider Getting an MBA if You Want to Be an Entrepreneur

Owning and running a successful business is a dream that is now easier than ever to achieve, and there are now more small business owners and self-employed people than ever before.

Starting a business is simple - but!
Start Up: Starting a business is simple - but!

Starting a business is a great thing. It will challenge you, invigorate you, and reward you but above all it will make you grow. You'll learn new skills, broaden your understanding of business and give you experiences that you just wont get as part of a large organisation.

Excelling as an underdog: Some ways to beat big business...
Success: Excelling as an underdog: Some ways to beat big business...

As an aspiring start-up, your path to prosperity can feel blocked from the onset. Lacking the huge promotional budgets of the major players, as well as the economies of scale, markets can seem impenetrable.

Developing an idea into a viable business
Viability: Developing an idea into a viable business

Identifying an opportunity or spotting an idea is a great start. However, developing the idea into a viable product or service is

 5 Top Tips To Becoming A Successful Young Entrepreneur
Young Entrepreneurs: 5 Top Tips To Becoming A Successful Young Entrepreneur

Being new in business and your own industry can be a daunting prospect. It is likely to be heightened when you are young and unknown.