Latest Tips For New Business Start Ups

Business start-Up Tips
Here are some helpful start-up tips that have been kindly supplied by SYOB visitors.

We hope that you find them useful and help you avoid some of the most common business start-up mistakes. If you would like to add a tip, we would be delighted to receive it.

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Start-Up Tip of the Day

Getting help is never a bad thing...

When you start a business its very encompassing and at times can overwhelm dont try and do it all and end up loosing that fire that made you start your business in the first place. Bring someone onboard who can help you with even the smallest of tasks and find a work life balance

Do not be afraid to ask for advice!

Always ask for advice and guidance, no one knows it all. Speak to people who have gone through the problems you are facing or have had the experience to handle and develop the specific issues you are facing.Mentors want to help and share their knowledge and experience to build your business, please contact us we can help.

Is it a Fake Tax Refund Email?

Yes. HMRC will notify you of any tax refund due by post, they never send notifications by email.

I have been there, its not easy but it is so worth the journey.

Nothing in life happens immediately, you have to believe in it, work at it and earn it - when we first started, a very, very influential person in my life (my Dad) said to me "do the very best you can for each and every customer, and you'll be ok"My Dad had a very successful company working as a local builder and was always booked up 3 months in advance, through 3 recessions! He always worked to this value, as do we now, going that extra mile to surprise and delight has a much longer benefit than the easier option of doing it "quicker and cheaper"

Don't be scared of rejection!

If you decided to become an entrepreneur, the idea of getting rejected shouldn't scare you. You might be rejected so many times by so many people. But you have to remember; sometimes you need one 'Yes' from only one person to change everything. So if you believe in your business idea, don't be intimidated by rejection. Keep going till you get your first Yes!

Networking

Business Networking is a great way of promoting your business but it is also an excellent way of finding services that will help you build your business and improve the service you provide. Plus you get to meet lots of like minded people who all want you to succeed. Search the web for your local networking groups first and then you will find out about others through the people you meet. I know of businesses that have achieved their success through networking. Good luck

Set up a customer base before anything else

Start building your customer base 12-6 months ahead of opening the business. It will give your company the right shape and direction. A bonus tip: don't wait with the launch until everything is perfect! Just go for it - it will get manic not matter what, you might as well be up and running!

Considerations when starting a business

We offer a large number of free helpsheets for business owners on our website, ranging from business and personal tax advice, notes on pension schemes, employment law and capital taxes. These can be found under the factsheet area of the site, there are also several specific factsheets for new business owners which offers advice on raising finance, help with business plans, credit control within a business and insuring a new company.

Your Brand is the Door to your business

Impression is everything - you want your Brand, logo, identity to look professional and to have a holistic look to your website and social media content. Take time to consider colour, typography & message.

Local Networking Groups

Reach out and visit a few local networking groups.