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.
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.
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Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has announced a series of tax increases, spending cuts and fiscal interventions to balance the government's finances. We break down what this means for small businesses.
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