Posts tagged starting a business
Why Starting A Business Has No Age Restrictions: And 3 Top Tips For Getting Off The Ground

Research shows that more and more people in their 40’s and over are setting up their own businesses. There are various reasons – redundancy, the difficulties surrounding childcare, the undeniable urge you feel at a Certain Age to change your life for the better and leave the rat race.... Whatever they may be, us Mid Lifers are taking the plunge and becoming our own boss.

And so we should! Whilst the initial start up phase is difficult, the long term benefits of working for yourself are immeasurable, particularly at a time when you want to start winding down your work life a little more in favour of spending more time with family or pursuing hobbies and interests. Life isn’t all about work; finding a balance is key.

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8 Intellectual Property Myths

Today is World Intellectual Property Day but what is IP and how does it affect your business?

Intellectual Property, or IP, is the general term used for a group of rights used to protect intangible property, such as copyright, designs, patents and trade marks. As we move more and more towards online and technology businesses, the main way to protect assets is via intellectual property rights.

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Does Being A Woman Make A Difference To Starting A Business?

I’ve read lots of reports over the years stating that women need more support when it comes to starting, and running, a business. They are less likely to apply for finance, less likely to receive funding from investors when they do apply, and less likely to grow a large business.

Women are more cautious and considered when it comes to predicting financial forecasts and growth, and female founders make up only 17% of business owners in the UK.

It all sounds pretty negative, doesn’t it?

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