Archive for October, 2010

If you’re starting up your small business, one of the first things you will think about is the cost involved.  However, if you then have limited time and resources to ensure that all matters regarding costs are covered, here’s a quick checklist to use to help cover the basics of business start up:

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Starting a home business is exciting, daunting, confusing and can also be very stressful.

Whether it’s a ‘cottage’ industry starting from a hobby or a vast industrial concern, the fears, trials and tribulations are similar. Whether you are lucky enough to have saved up money for your home business or require finance, the initial step is to research the structure of your business and write a business plan.  For finance, this document is the important plan which a financial advisor will want to see before allowing your business any financial support; for your own self financed project, it will form the basis of your future in commerce.

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With a technological climate that is currently enabling more of us to working from home, many entrepreneurs are taking advantage of the available technology and starting an internet business.   If this idea appeals to you, perhaps because you have a great idea for a business, or because working from home is desirable or because you want to expand a current business to be competitive in the internet marketplace, then here are five top tips for getting started:

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Starting your own small business can, at the same time, be both the most exciting and scary thing you ever do!  Even if you are confident about your business idea, the next step of organizing your business resources can drain both your confidence and your energy!   It always helps to have a sense of the major priorities, to ensure that nothing’s forgotten and if that’s the point you’re at, then have a quick check over these business resource must-haves:

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Marketing and advertising your business can be time consuming and costly.  To aid local businesses, many communities have set up local business marketing projects to help promote businesses. This clever idea has been thought of to help all types of businesses.  It will provide a pathway to your local area, to a more widespread audience and to the world beyond your doorstep via the internet.

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It doesn’t matter whether you are starting a new business venture, or whether you are well established, at sometime you will need to look at providing a cash injection through business finance.

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