The Big Guide to Entrepreneurship
Welcome to our business manual for aspiring founders.
Packed with how-tos, tips and resources, you'll learn how to find funding, grow your business, build) your team and much more.
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A snapshot of what's inside
Writing a business plan
Expectations are important – a business plan maps out what your business' expectations are and how you expect to achieve them. It's a key document in organising your thoughts and proving plans to potential owners. We go through what it needs to include and why.
Getting your first customers
You’re set up and ready for your first sale, but customers are unlikely to simply start flocking to you. It’s up to you to seek them out, build their trust, appeal to their needs and land those sales. We show you how.
Even if you’ve got a stash of savings squirreled away to spend on your business, chances are you’ll need some extra funding to be able to get things off the ground. The guide highlights some funding options and how to acquire them.
Building a work crowd
Naturally, you’ll have a picture in your head of the ideal people you’re looking for, but actually finding these people takes time, commitment and good judgement. Learn who to hire first, perfect a recruitment process and how to define job roles.
Successful entrepreneurs are constantly learning. No matter their schedule, innovators will find time to absorb and improve, in their own field and beyond. Whether you get on better with books, audio or tools, we’ve got the recs for you based on what successful CEOs have been inspired by.
- 23 Mar 20235 minute read
What do interest rate rises mean for small businesses?
As the Bank of England raised interest rates to 4.25% on 23 March – the eleventh consecutive rate rise since 2021 – we look at how this affects small businesses.
- 23 Mar 20234 minute read
How can startups reduce exposure to future SVB-type events?
The financial system is still reeling from SVB’s collapse. Here are three bits of practical advice to help you limit exposure to these types of events again in the future.
- 17 Mar 202314 minute read
What the 2023 Spring Budget means for small businesses
On Wednesday 15 March 2023, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt made his highly anticipated Spring Budget speech. We explore what the his proposals mean for businesses around the UK and how they've been met by the small business community.
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