Category Archives: Business Planning

Ideas to help people explore their business options

New Enterprise Allowance Mentoring

The first wave of mentors to work with New Enterprise Allowance applicants, the Government has recruited via secondment from the banks – presumably or at least hopefully small business advisers. A wider mentor recruitment is planned which we can hope … Continue reading

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New Enterprise Allowance

What financial help can I get to start my business? Sadly I’m old enough to remember the old Enterprise Allowance Scheme which I have to say was not much more than a cynical attempt to reduce the jobless figures. However … Continue reading

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how well is my business doing?

http://www.scribd.com/doc/50699866/Company-Health-Check Here’s a booklet written by David Buchler of Templewood, Ian Gray of Baronsmead Consulting and myself on the key indicators for the health of a business. If you’ve ever grappled with EBITDA, this should help to make it simpler… and … Continue reading

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The comfort zone challenge

Poverty is a great motivator, and when I first started working for myself way back when people still used fountain pens, I found myself saying yes to virtually any job that came along. Everything was a challenge back then so … Continue reading

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Still putting off that business plan?

  If you are among the many people who want to start a business but haven’t done a business plan, heres a booklet about some of the excuses would-be entrepreneurs use for not putting their ideas down on paper. 39greatexcuses  … Continue reading

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