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Business owners are often confused as to why investors value a business differently from each other, even for similar-sized businesses, at the same stage, in the same sector. Someone who asked me recently was referring to the TV show Dragons’ Den; however, the conundrum applies to many investment situations. As you’re probably aware, there is […]
So many small businesses need help with this online stuff, they really do. I placed an order for a present for someone and paid by Paypal. I checked my email but had received nothing other than the Paypal receipt. Where’s the order confirmation from the site I ordered from? I thought. A couple of days […]
Why do so many startup businesses fail? Well, there’s a question! We all hear the stats on how many new startup businesses fail in the first year, and by all accounts it’s only getting worse. For years, the reasons given often skated around the real issues, and the help offered was often centred around old-fashioned […]
Depending on your model, it’s really important to have a good balance of people and skills across your business: age, gender, ethnicity, personality, skills and intellect – to name but a few. Virtually every business person has a different view on the direction the business should take and how the business should be run. If […]
No doubt you’ve read articles which give the top 10 tips/rules for startups and businesses to follow. Have you ever wondered why these important tips/rules differ from one article to the next? Surely the top 10 rules for businesses are the top 10 rules for businesses…? These articles differ in opinion because everyone writing them […]
If you don’t know how to, or worse, can’t be bothered to write effective sales emails then your business will struggle. There’s a frustrating trend nowadays whereby people can’t be bothered to give a decent reply to sales enquiries, don’t bother to answer the questions asked, and don’t use punctuation. This is nothing new, but […]
The title of this quick post says it all. It’s really important to understand your business accounts, and be familiar with your responsibilities as a company director. You need to know your responsibilities towards your shareholders if you have any. You need to understand tax. If you don’t something may come and bite you hard […]
Be careful when you give company shares to employees, particularly when you have just launched your startup, and you’re brimming with confidence and excitement. I hear about this a lot, where someone creates a great startup and generously (often naively) gives shares away to a bunch of people to entice them to put in a […]
I just want to write a quick note on how important I believe it is to start a business in a sector that you are passionate about. Don’t just jump on the latest band wagon or follow the latest trend. Go for something you love. It will pay off – literally. When deciding to start […]