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Why your business needs a website
Monday, 16 Feb, 2015 – 6:00 | No Comment
Why your business needs a website

 

Why your business needs a website

In this post we look at why your business needs a website and what you need to do to get started quickly.

Whenever I look to buy anything, a car, holiday, …

5 Reasons Your Business Plan Won’t Get Funded
Friday, 31 Oct, 2014 – 12:29 | Comments Off

 
You might have read that it’s difficult to get cash for your business. But the truth is that it’s always been difficult to get cash for your business. Investors, banks, friends and family, aren’t just …

7 Reasons You Need A Business Plan
Sunday, 16 Jun, 2013 – 19:24 | Comments Off
7 Reasons You Need A Business Plan

“Planning is an unnatural process; it is much more fun to do something. The nicest thing about not planning is that failure comes as a complete surprise, rather than being preceded by a period of …

Why Instagram’s sale to Facebook is bad news for startups
Monday, 21 May, 2012 – 6:00 | 5 Comments

On April 9th 2012 Facebook announced that it would acquire Instagram for $1bn. An impressive sum for a company less than 2 years old and with fewer than a dozen employees.
An even more impressive sum …

10 Days To Start Up: Day 10 – Trading
Tuesday, 20 Sep, 2011 – 6:00 | 2 Comments
10 Days To Start Up: Day 10 – Trading

So you’ve come this far, you’ve done all the hard work, had the signs made and erected, unpacked the stock and placed it on the shelves, but now is not the time to take your …

10 Days to Start Up: Day 9 – Executing Your Plan
Tuesday, 30 Aug, 2011 – 6:00 | 2 Comments
10 Days to Start Up: Day 9 – Executing Your Plan

On Day 7 we talked about how to create a Marketing Plan. In today’s post we talk about how to execute it.
Contrary to popular opinion, marketing is an activity which starts before the business starts …

10 Days to Start Up: Day 8 – Creating an Advisory Board
Tuesday, 23 Aug, 2011 – 6:00 | 2 Comments
10 Days to Start Up: Day 8 – Creating an Advisory Board

This is the eighth part of the 10 Days to Start Up series. In case you missed the previous articles in the series you can catch up here.
In this post we are going to talk …

10 Days to Start Up: Day 7- Marketing
Tuesday, 16 Aug, 2011 – 6:00 | 14 Comments
10 Days to Start Up: Day 7- Marketing

This is the seventh part of the 10 days to starting a business series. In case you missed the earlier articles in the series you can catch up here.
Today we’re going to focus on Marketing, …