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How to start a Business Plan

The first of a 3 part series A business plan is simply a plan for a business. Makes sense. It is accepted that a business plan is good business practice. It is also widely recognised that only a small percentage of small businesses have a business plan. One of the main reasons we have come…

Business Plan for Bank Loan Success

Understanding what the banks want to see If you are applying for a bank loan to start a new business or are buying an established business, you will invariably need a business plan to present to the bank. The main options available to you at this point are to either download a template from a…

Find the right investor for your business

Understand your offer to find an investor You wouldn’t try to sell your car to someone who has no interest in driving. So why would pitch your business to someone who is not interested in your type of business. One of the most important things to understand is what you are offering to investors, and…

How to get investors to invest in a business

Unfortunately there is no hard and fast rule for this. However, there are some dos and don’ts that should be adhered to. Let’s assume the first and obvious one is covered off, which is having a great product or service to offer to lucrative market. There are many businesses that have that but fall down…

Business Consultant for your Planning?

Anyone can write a business plan. In fact, if you’ve ever put thought into starting a business you have gone through the business planning process to some degree. So the question as to whether or not to get some professional help (business-wise) comes down to two factors; what is at stake, and, your proficiency in…