Archive for the Business Start up Category

ClickDocs: the founders story – don’t give up up on a great idea!

Posted on July 3, 2014 by

Tweet My ‘eureka moment’ happened during an e-commerce seminar in Edinburgh in the summer of 1999, at the height of the dot com boom. Dot Com Bubble I was working as a solicitor in private practice but had been looking for opportunities to start my own business. Investors were pouring money into internet start-ups without […]

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How You Setup a Personal Training Business

Posted on June 24, 2013 by

Tweet My intension was never to become a personal trainer when I become qualified.  I studied health and fitness because it was my passion.  I was a gym junky, training 6 days a week for two hours a day and I wanted to learn my about the human body.  Originally a Pastry Chef by trade, […]

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Business Enterprise: 5 Companies That Started Life In A Garden Shed

Posted on May 7, 2013 by

Tweet Every oak starts from a humble acorn, and this is true of business as well. Whether you use your garden shed to hide from your family or for actual gardening, some truly remarkable people have started successful companies in a mere garden shed. Here are just 5 world-renowned businesses with origins that may surprise […]

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Break the Business inertia to avoid failure in future

Posted on April 23, 2013 by

Tweet Both retail and wholesale business are prone to failure, especially during the first few years of operations and business transactions. According to an estimate, almost 20 percent of the new businesses get folded within their first year and almost 40 percent get closed within initial three years. The figures are not mentioned to scare […]

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Get Your Facts Before Applying for a Business Loan

Posted on April 21, 2013 by

Tweet If you’re a small business owner looking to take out a loan, you may want to arm yourself with some knowledge about business loans. Some small business owners aren’t doing the research they need before diving in and as such, the process of obtaining and using one doesn’t go as smoothly as it could. […]

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What If I Want To Invest In An International Franchise?

Posted on April 18, 2013 by

Tweet There are those of us who know we aren’t meant to work for someone else. The select few who decide to change our fates from someone who works for a boss to someone who is the boss. Owning a franchise lets you change your fate to just that, you are the boss. Investing in […]

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How to Start a Business On a Budget

Posted on October 24, 2012 by

Tweet Starting any business will involve a budget. Good businesses are managed with attention paid to the return on investment. If there are little funds available, there are creative ways to maximise any spend and minimise unnecessary costs. Overheads are unavoidable and immediate costs when starting a business. By being realistic about what is needed, […]

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Bringing People Home: How to Start your Own Estate Agency Business

Posted on June 13, 2012 by

Tweet With the shift in the housing market in the UK and abroad, more and more people are signing on to take advantage of the sellers or buyers markets by deciding to start their own estate agencies. This is one of the most lucrative small businesses in London, and anyone with the right skills and […]

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Running a Successful Gift Shop Business: no time for the learning curve or mistakes

Posted on April 23, 2012 by

Tweet The rule of the seven P’s!  Ever heard of it.  Prior, Preparation and Planning, Prevents Piss Poor Performance!  This rule of thumb applies in many walks of life, but there’s one sure fire method of  taking a business down – and that’s deviating from your plan or not having one in the first place. […]

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How SMS Services Can Help Your Business Grow

Posted on October 10, 2011 by

Tweet Using SMS services can help your business grow in a big way with very little effort, and cost, on your part. It is just one way that you can make your marketing dollars go further as you seek to get the word out about your business. By using this marketing technique, you can really […]

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A Flourishing Flower and Florist Business

Posted on January 6, 2011 by

Tweet There are a number of good business ideas that sometimes start form the small and simple ideas and flourish into a stable and successful businesses. But what about on-line businesses. Many websites come and go but is the approach now so different to previous decades before the internet existed? Well the most important thing […]

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Getting Caught in the Net: Taking Your Business Online

Posted on November 10, 2010 by

Tweet Its 2010, a long way from 100 B.C.E, but every year in between has been busy with commerce of some form- people buying, selling, trading, and transporting goods. Ever since the great internet ‘on’ switch was thrown, people have been buying, selling, trading and transporting goods and services online without the hassle of having […]

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Running a Successful Business

Posted on November 1, 2010 by

Tweet The two biggest aspects of running a successful business are planning and communication. When things are done successfully they are 9 times out of 10 not done at the spur of the moment. And in order to execute a sophisticated plan all the team members have to be in sync with one another which […]

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How to Startup a Successful Business

Posted on October 31, 2010 by

Tweet There are many people who want to start up their own business because they think they have a good idea and can fill a void that is not being filled. However, of those many people over 90% of them will fail when trying to start up their own business because they don’t have the […]

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