Development Plan

Business Development Plan: Grow Your Business Fast

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: A Business Plan 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 …

business analysis tools

Writing your Business Plan: Business Analysis Tools

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

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 A Cash Flow Statement

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

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 …

Business Funding Options

Business Funding Options You Can Control

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

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 …

BUSINESS PLAN

The Modern Business Plan – How Business Plans Have Changed

Kurt Graver Business Funding, Business Plan

The economic crisis of 2007/8 had a profound impact on how entrepreneurs and business owners finance their business and write business plans. Banks have been reluctant to lend money to start-ups without them offering significant collateral against the loan. Despite all the publicity that they are lending more money than ever banks are still assessing loans based on the CAMPARI …

protecting your ideas - intellectual property

How To Protect Your Ideas – Your Intellectual Property Options

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

If another business is able to copy or steal your ideas, inventions, contacts, designs or knowledge your business is at risk. Protecting your ideas and intellectual property is crucial for the sustainability of your business, potential investors will reluctant to invest in a company whose intangible assets are not protected. There are five main ways to protect your business’s intellectual …