Category Archives: Start up

A third of UK adults are or want to become entrepreneurs

Taken from Elite Business Magazine – by Jess Mackinnon Research finds one in three adults own or plan to start their own business, with a desire to be their own boss and a dislike of working for others cited as … Continue reading

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Writing a Business Plan

Writing a business plan is a vital first step when starting a business, in order to set out your proposition, your market, customers and competitors.  The business planning process will give you a feel for the various elements that will … Continue reading

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Financing a new businesses

A bank loan is not the only way that you can raise money to fund your startup business. For some businesses, particularly new riskier ventures, equity investment – raising capital through the sale of shares in a business – may … Continue reading

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The Challenges Facing Small Business

5 Biggest Challenges Facing Small Business (Plus Solutions!) Ask any small business owner and they’ll tell you: running a small business is anything but small. It takes dedication and lots of hard work to get off the ground, but creating … Continue reading

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Get Paid on Time – and What if you Don’t

Guest Blog from Pierre Haincourt MCICM – Credit Limits International Ltd, Faversham, Kent A local client who runs his own one man building company once told me: “you know Pierre, I think small businesses like us think that only large companies … Continue reading

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22 Facebook Marketing Tips for Small Businesses on a Budget

Found this useful article on Wordsteam, you can find the full story here Lisa Smith As Facebook seeks to deliver the content its users will enjoy most and find most relevant, organic reach has been on the decline. In fact, … Continue reading

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Popular Social Media Sites

Came across this blog and thought it was so good have reproduced it all here: 60+ Social Networking Sites You Need to Know About in 2018 Updated 1st June 2018  Human nature by default has been programmed to be socially … Continue reading

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Ways to Market your Micro Business

Small businesses usually can’t afford the high marketing budgets that large companies take for granted.  Micro businesses must be creative and determined to achieve their marketing aims. Here at the Centre for Micro Business we know how to achieve this.  … Continue reading

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Starting a business from home

It’s simple to start a business from home and growing numbers of people are doing it. There are 2.9m home-based businesses in the UK and they contribute £300 billion to the economy.  As part of its long-term economic plan to … Continue reading

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So where do you get start up advice?

So you’re ready to start a business. The UK has a very supportive environment for startups, with a flourishing wealth of networks, groups and organisations for all types and style of new business, where you can get practical advice, ideas … Continue reading

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