Posts tagged startup
5 Point Checklist For Starting Your New Business

Starting a business is an adventure; the chance to build something that’s yours, that reflects your passion and hard work and enables you to do the things you love most. However, it can also be fraught with challenges, particularly in the early months so, as with all things, it’s best to be ultra-prepared before you kick off.

1.    Write a plan

I get it. Writing a business plan is not much fun.

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Staying Motivated When Working From Home Now That Summer Has Arrived!

I hope I haven't jinxed things but I believe that summer has arrived AT LONG LAST! Quite frankly, there have been times over the last few months - and those few months have felt like a few years - when I've thought that the winter would never end and that I'd have to emigrate somewhere hot, very quickly.

I only know a handful of people who say that they'd rather we still had grey skies, rain, and temperatures akin to a fridge (and I'm extremely disappointed in them); most of us prefer the blue skies and warmer weather because it just makes us feel so much more positive and productive.

Amen to that.

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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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It's Not The What's And The Where's; It's The How's And The Why's

I've often wondered whether the reason I can never pin down an exact description of who I am - you know the thing: 'what do you like to do best', 'what's your biggest strength', 'if you had to be an orange or have sausages for fingers, which would you be' (thanks to my sons for this gem...) - is because I'm an entrepreneur.

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5 Tools Every Start-up Should Be Using

When most people start a business, they think their time will be taken up with doing the thing they love that inspired them to work for themselves in the first place. Nice thought, sadly incorrect; because alongside doing the great stuff, is all the other business-y stuff that also needs to be done.

But where to find the time?!

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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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15 Reasons To Start A Business Right Now

Yesterday was the end of the financial year in the UK, and also Go For Broke Day. Go For Broke Day is all about throwing yourself into something new, or something you’ve always wanted to do, despite the worries or concerns you might have. It’s about breaking glass ceilings, overcoming hurdles, and pushing yourself wayyyy out of your comfort zone to achieve something you’ve dreamed of.

It’s about grabbing life by both hands, giving it a massive shake, and going for something that has the power to transform your life.

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Why Mindset Really Does Make A Difference To Your Business

It’s true – if you believe you can, you can and if you believe you can’t, you can’t.  Mindset is key in life, and never more so than when starting and running a business.

Taking a fledgling idea and turning it into a fully paying business is a hard slog, so it’s imperative that you believe both in your abilities, as well as your product or service. I’ve coached hundreds of founders over the years, and the business part of our work together is always solved quickly – it’s the mindset part that takes the time.

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