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Starting a Business

The Business Pitch

The pitch The use of phrases such as ‘business pitch’, ‘elevator pitch’ and ‘video pitch’ have grown in popularity in recent months. But what are these terms and what do they mean for entrepreneurs? This short article describes the concept of pitching in detail, as well as recommending some tips for those needing to pitch [...]

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Free Online Tools for Business

Most start-ups need to keep their costs down when they start out, as revenue is uncertain. There are a bunch of free online tools that can help you manage your business costs more effectively. The companies running some of these tools rely on word of mouth as their primary marketing technique and hence some of [...]

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Planning in times of uncertainty

Business Planning Tips In the past few weeks we have witnessed a period of unprecedented economic turbulence and instability. Of course this uncertainty is not just affecting us here in the U.K., but in a globalised economy it is affecting people right across the world. Years of consistent economic growth have given way to rising [...]

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Bootstrapping your way to success

Getting started without external funding Economic downturns tend to be self fulfilling. We all help to drive market conditions, so if we all decide to ‘batten down the hatches’, and become more risk averse we all contribute to prolonging a downturn. However though it may sound counterintuitive, an economic downturn is as good a time [...]

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The Definitive Guide to Starting a Business

Starting a new business is a very exciting time – however, it is also very challenging. Luckily there is plenty of help at hand for those who are clever enough to look for it. Did I say clever? Yes, I did, because many entrepreneurs charge headlong into their pet projects without giving due consideration to [...]

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Are the days of owning things coming to an end?

The launch of the Zilok website in the U.K. (May 2008) reaffirmed to me that the way we have been consuming for many years in Western Society is changing. The raison d’être for Zilok goes something like this: “Why own a ladder or a drill when you only need to use it once a year [...]

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Where to Start? An A to Z Guide for Entrepreneurs

Starting a new business is a very exciting time – however, it is also very challenging. Luckily there is plenty of help at hand for those who are clever enough to look for it. Did I say clever? Yes, I did, because many entrepreneurs charge headlong into their pet projects without giving due consideration to [...]

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Who Wants to Be an Entrepreneur?

1. Introduction In a world increasingly affected by globalisation, increased competitiveness and maturing products, the need for creativity and entrepreneurship has never been greater. Luckily, the attractions of becoming an entrepreneur have never been greater either, especially since a shift from a predominantly manufacturing- to a service-based economy has lowered the cost and barriers to [...]

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Top 10 Internet Products for Starting a New Business

Starting a business is an incredibly exciting time for any entrepreneur; however it can also be stressful with so much to do in so little time. The start-up phase is also characterized by significant expenditures against a backdrop of uncertain income. However, there are a number of products and services that can help you maximize [...]

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Five Reasons You Need a Business Plan

When I am asked to explain why business planning is so important, my first inclination is to quote Lewis Carroll. In Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Alice comes to a fork in the road and asks: “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where [...]

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