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Writing Your Business Plan: How Much Money Will You Make?

Explaining how much money your business will make is a crucial part of writing your business plan. Let’s be honest, unless you are an NGO the main reason you are in business is to make money.     If you are preparing a business plan for investment or funding, you will have to show when you will start making money and …

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Writing your Business Plan: Business Analysis Tools

Effective business planning is all about looking into the future.  In your business plan you must be able to predict the future and ensure your business is best placed to survive, and if possible, thrive.  As difficult as this sounds there are a few tools and techniques that will help you plan for the future. The most widely used business analysis tools …

How To Prepare A Cashflow Statement

Writing Your Business Plan: How To Prepare Cash A Flow Statement

The cash flow statement is one of the sections of a business plan that people tend to experience the most difficulty with. Preparing a cash flow shouldn’t be that difficult as long as you follow a few simple steps. If you are applying for a startup loan The Cash Flow Statement will be the only financial statement you will have …

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How To Choose The Right Business Model For Your Business

Choosing a business model is one of the most critical factors setting up your company as it determines your product, how the world views your company and most importantly, how you make your money. For internet businesses, there are five main options Advertising The Facebook model, a free product for users, revenue is generated by targeted advertising. This is fine …

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How To Beat Your Competition

Analysing your competition can help you supercharge your own business by finding weaknesses in your competitors and offering your target market a better offer. Proving there is a need and a profitable and sustainable market for your product/service is the first step in building a successful business.  However, just because a market exists, it doesn’t mean they will buy from you.  Every …

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Business Funding Options You Can Control

One of the most frustrating aspects of starting your own business can be raising finance.  You have rely on other people and organisations such as business angels, banks or governmental institutions to fund your business. This can take time and ultimately lead to your business never starting up. It doesn’t have to be like this, there are options out there where you can …

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7 Ways To Grow Your Business

Whether you have had a good or bad 2016 there are always ways you can improve your business. If you are planning to grow your business in 2017 here are 7 tips for you. 1. Prospect & Lead management   Before a customer become a customer they will usually become a lead beforehand. Understanding how much you pay for a …

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Unlocking The Potential Of Face-To-Face Marketing

There’s no denying the power of face-to-face marketing. When this form of sales is used effectively, it can be a great way to get people to notice your business and to promote your goods or services. However, if you’re to get the most from these campaigns, you’ll need to be savvy in your approach. To help, here are a few …

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How to Define and Communicate Your USP Effectively

Without a USP, surviving in business is almost impossible. Companies need that special something which keeps consumers picking them over the competition. It’s important to have that clear idea of what makes you unique. Actually developing this and communicating it to your customers can be easier said than done. This is why Innovate UK have put together a list of …

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Attracting Attention At An Exhibition Is easier than you think with these tips

When fighting for the attention of passers-by with your rivals across an exhibition hall, it’s important to bring out your whole artillery of engagement techniques to make sure that people stop by your stand and not your competitor next door. Here are top 4 tips to attract attention without physically dragging people on-stand! 1 – Make Sure Your stand looks …