Pest Analysis

Simple Guide to PESTLE Analysis: What It Is, How to Do It, and Why

Kurt Graver Business Development

PESTLE Analysis is a business analysis framework used to scan the external macro-environment in which a business operates.  PESTLE analysis can identify and study the key influences in any environment and how these components are interrelated. The PESTLE framework can be used for many purposes, including business planning, marketing planning, business change, business and product development, and research reports.  Let’s …

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8 Tips to Help Manage a Business in Uncertain Economic Times

Kurt Graver Business Development

The British Chamber of Commerce and other business and financial institutions are forecasting a recession for the UK economy from Q4 2022 through 2023. Annual expectations for GDP growth also continue to flatline in 2022, significantly below the 7.4% growth recorded in 2021.  Businesses and consumers will continue to face exceptionally high costs as rampant inflation spirals upwards in 2022. …

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What Is A Business Mentor? How To Find The Right Mentor For Your Business?

Kurt Graver Business Development, Business Start-up Advice

Business mentoring can provide invaluable support and guidance for business owners and entrepreneurs. A mentor can help you to develop and grow your business and to overcome any challenges you may face. If you are thinking of starting a business, or are already running a business, then business mentoring could be for you.  A mentor can help you to clarify …

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How To Prepare A Cash Flow Forecast In Your Business Plan

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

This article will cover how to create a cash flow forecast in a business plan or for use within an existing business. If you’re just getting started, you may want to read our guide to creating a business plan. However, if you are looking for more specifics on making a cash flow forecast, this article is for you. The cash …

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4 Ways To Reduce Costs In Your Business In 2022

Kurt Graver Business Development

A lot of businesses are fighting to stay afloat at the moment, as Brexit-related uncertainty, global trade tensions and COVID-19 weigh on the economy. As a business owner, how do you keep your business afloat?  Finding ways to reduce costs is something you should consider. Most business owners focus on growth strategies, sometimes market conditions mean this is just not …

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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 …

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 which share. They have a strategic direction and a clear plan for how …

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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 …

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How To Choose The Right Business Model For Your Business

Kurt Graver Business Development

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 …