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:

Business plan:

Basically this is a document which outlines what your business intends to do, including:

details of your product or service, including manufacture, staffing and costs.
your market research, which may include a comparison of local competitors and market viability study.
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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.

Imagine the produce of your little craft business being available to someone on the other side of the world!  Your local business marketing will help you to expand your business sales potential as wide and far as you want it to go.

At this point it is well to consider how much trade you can handle [...] Continue Reading…

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.

Once you have decided on a plan for your new or secured trading situation, there are a few options to look into to provide you with cash for your business. Secured business loans are straightforward, fairly undemanding and fairly simple and are based on owner collateral such as home property or business premises. Unsecured loans are available for those without collateral if you have a good business plan to present.

There are many and varied companies offering finance for business, you are well advised to look around at what [...] Continue Reading…

If you are just starting out in business or even if you have had your business for years you will need to have business insurance. There are lots of ways to get insurance and lots of business users will go to business insurance brokers for a quote. Due to the rise in popularity of the internet lots of companies will now give you a business insurance quote over the internet, so you do not even have to leave your building. If you are going to use the internet to find cheap business insurance then an insurance comparison site is probably one of the easiest places to compare business insurance quotes.

When you are looking to insure your business you will [...] Continue Reading…

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