Start Your Own Business (now over 12 years old) contains information and advice but, unlike other start-up sites, it also contains details of LOCAL organisations who can help you. The firms listed on each page have declared themselves to be 'new business friendly' and will welcome your enquiries.
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No.1 Poor Leadership and ManagementNo.2 Insufficient Funds and InvestmentNo.3 Lack of Planning You need all 3 firmly in place and I can help.
Put simply, we are stronger together. Many businesses or people try to do everything themselves. It's very likely that many others have been doing the same thing and many people are competing needlessly. Sharing resources and working together brings may benefits - including sharing of best practice - which can prevent you from making many mistakes.
Not that long ago before Sat Navs came into every day life you would work out a route plan on how to get from Point A to Point B of your car journey. If you got lost, you would stop the car and rejig your plan ensuring you arrived at Point B.Your business is like a journey, you need a start point and a destination. If you deviate away from this route, stop, evaluate where you are and how you will get back on track. A business plan is not a one off document for your bank - it is for you, a working document, a live working document. Don't be afraid to constantly revisit it and reassess
When writing your plan, start with where you want to be in two years' time in mind, and work backwards from there.
In addition to the information that applies to start-ups everywhere, we have also created LOCAL sections to help you find the help and support that is on your own doorstep. This includes, business advice, networking, funding & grants, accountancy, web design, and much more.