recruitment challenges for startups

Recruitment Challenges For Startups & How To Overcome Them

Kurt Graver Business Development

Employees are the most critical part of any business, you can have the best product or service in the world, but if you don’t have the right people, you will never be able to grow your business. Understanding how to recruit and retain the best staff is a skill that every new business owner should possess. Without high calibre, motivated …

cash flow statement business plan

How To Prepare A Cash Flow Statement In A Business Plan

Kurt Graver Business Development, Business Plan, Business Start-up Advice, Business Start-up Advice

The cash flow forecast (or cash flow statement) is one section of a business plan that people experience the most difficulty with. Businesses fail for a variety of reasons; however, ultimately, they close because they run out of cash. This means, the better you manage your money, the more chance you have of keeping your business operating.Preparing a cash flow …

sources of business finance

Sources Of Business Finance: A Definitive Guide

Kurt Graver Business Funding, Business Start-up Advice, Business Start-up Advice, Business Start-up Guides

The rate of new businesses registrations has rapidly accelerated in the UK over the past few years. It is estimated a record 500,000 businesses start each year. One of the first challenges of any new business owner has to face is how do they get business funding. This article will take you through the most popular ways to get your business …

Startup Marketing

Marketing For Startups: Our Definitive Guide

Kurt Graver Business Start-up Advice, Business Start-up Advice, Business Start-up Guides

Getting your startup marketing wrong is one of the main reasons why start-ups fail.  The key to making your marketing a success is understanding the difference between strategic marketing and promotional marketing. Strategic marketing is the foundations of your plan. Here you assess your market and plan how you will reach that market. Promotional marketing is the actual execution of your …

Make Your Business Successful

How To Make Your Business Successful

Kurt Graver Business Development, Business Start-up Advice, Business Start-up Advice

There are a couple of questions we get asked a lot. “How to run a successful business?” and “How do we get from being a start-up to being a successful and established business?” We have studied hundreds of different businesses and have identified five characteristics, most of them share. They have a strategic direction and a clear plan for how …

Development Plan

How To Create A Business Development Plan

Kurt Graver Business Development, Business Start-up Advice, Business Start-up Advice

Whether you are just starting up or an established business, every business has room for improvement. The market is constantly changing if you are not planning to improve and grow your business; you are just stagnating and risking sustainability. This is why the stock market value of companies crash when they announce lower than predicted sales growth. Growth is a …

Business Plan Outline

How To Write A Business Plan: An Outline For Success

Kurt Graver Business Plan, Business Start-up Advice, Business Start-up Advice

Writing a business plan is a challenging experience for many entrepreneurs. Even if they have a great idea, they fail to start the business or get funding – mainly because, to put it nicely, their business plan just plain sucked. Writing a business plan shouldn’t be a daunting experience, it should be an exciting document where you put together all …