1 in 3 Start Ups fail in the first 12 months – with a further 50% failing by year 3.
Do you intend to be a statistic?
If you want your business to be successful – how are you going to do it?
Do you have a business plan?
Is there an identified market/need for your product/service? And if so, how are you going to access the market?
How are you going to fund your business until sales start to come in?
Here are my recommended steps to success:
Step 2 Subscribe to our ‘Boost Your Business’ newsletter
Step 3 Download the PDF or buy – “50 Essential Business Advice Tips To Prevent Your Business From Failing”
Step 4 Review and use our recommended Essential ResourcesShow Resources
Use the ‘pay with a tweet‘ button below to download the templates.
Click on either image for further information
Scavenger – Small business research resource with over 800 reports and guides to help research a business idea or market, write a business plan, and start up a small business.
Scavenger is a service dedicated to providing information to help with the setting up and running of a small business. You can buy factsheets through a pay-as-you-go service and access information that can help with your business plan, marketing plan and research into a specific business idea. Factsheets are delivered electronically in PDF format.
This service is aimed at people who are looking for information to help them start and run a small business. The factsheets are designed to be a starting point for researching a specific idea or business topic, and in particular provide guidance for people seeking information about their target market or their business idea, as well as business rules and regulations.
Establishing your own business can be very rewarding, but there are risks and pressures involved. It is not enough just to have a good, viable idea. You also need to have the right skills and temperament to make a success of the opportunity.This report helps you assess your abilities and resources in relation to what is needed to run your own business.
Starting any new business requires time, planning, preparation, learning and completion of a mountain of tasks. It also requires a considerable amount of research and gathering of information.The purpose of this e-book is to give your preparation and research a head start by signposting you to 101 sources of practical and useful information that will help you find answers to the most common questions faced by new business start ups.
Step 5 Useful links for further support for start up businessesShow links
- Princes Trust
- Shell Livewire
- Start Ups
- Chamber Of Commerce
- Federation Of Small Businesses
- Forum For Private Business
- Business Link
In addition, the following sites may be of interest:
What Our Customers Say...
“I had the pleasure of meeting Paul whilst running Raccoon (Maidenhead) and utilised his business development & marketing services. Paul is very personable, his listening skills are second to none and he has an excellent understanding and passion for a diverse range of business.
“The recommendations that he provided was practical, measureable, of a high quality and his advice never lost sight of the objective of the marketing campaign, which was to generate more business.
“I can wholeheartedly recommend Paul and his services.”
Jason Alexis – Owner
Raccoon Vehicle Branding
“Paul was brought in to assist the board with thinking strategically. The business had grown organically over 15 years with a hands on management approach, in order for us to grow it we needed to change our style of thinking. He gave us the tools and support to drive the business forward with a detailed process and plan to back this up. I have also met and engaged with Paul in my new business and he has helped me through his network of contacts.”
Helen Wilson – Client Services & Marketing Director
“Paul is a mine of information and connections, and I can recommend him wholeheartedly.”
Pervez Akhter – MD
“Paul is a very experienced and capable business advisor that I have known for some time. Insightful and well connected, he cuts to the issues with ease by taking a decisive lead. Being a character and fun to be around he also lifts the gloom often associated with the world of business advice. I would happily work with Paul again and would recommend him to others also.”
Richard W J Brown - Commercial Manager
Microsoft Financing, Microsoft Corporation
“I have known Paul for over ten years and he has a terrific amount of knowledge and a great contact base to help SME’s develop their business. If you are based in the East Midlands Paul is worth a call.”
Graham Hill - Founder & Director
Verbatim – The Phone Answering Service
“Paul is a pleasure to work with on all levels and has a real sense of getting the best job done possible. He is a very experienced business man with great ideas, solutions as well as pulling his sleeves up and getting involved.”
Paula Bates - Owner
“It’s just like ‘Page the Oracle’ with Paul and his team. From starting a business , writng a business plan, obtaining funds, developing your business including profits – Paul can provide a service backed by experience,understanding and success. I fully recommed Paul and his team to all businesses.”
Peter Morris - Partner
Pinewood Asset Finance
“Paul is able to understand all areas of your business after an inital consultation period and then apply his knowledge to the advantage of your business. He is trustworthy, consistent and reiable in all aspects of his work.”
Maggie Talbot - Business Development Mgr
“Paul is genuine, hardworking guy who helped me find some consultants for a project I was running. It was a pleasure working with him and I would not hesitate in recommending his services to others.”
Tony McNeill - Director
“Paul has a great manner and approached his work with enthusiasm. He is very good at listening to the business owners concerns and offering solutions that are “the right thing at the right time. He has a wide network of expertise he draws from and has a manner about him that puts people at ease very quickly when discussing their business issues with him – I would not hesitate to recommend him.”
Jody Atkins - Owner
“I have known and worked with Paul for many years. He is a dedicated individual who specialises in helping small companies to grow exponentially. Paul has also put his experience to good use by writing a book aimed at busines owners that is particularly relevant in todays economic climate. Paul is also a prolific networker and uses his networks for the benefit of his clients and contacts. Pauls a great guy. Always happy to recommend him.”
Zahir Haque – Area Manager
Business Link Berkshire
“Paul is very knowldgeable and takes time to understand the issues that need to be resolved. Which he then resolves very effectively.”
Neil Fairbrother - Owner, Director
“Working with the management team, Paul has been able to add value to our organisation by providing a broad overview and being a listening ear to our issues. I would have no hesitation recommending them to other businesses.”
Trevor Proudfoot – Managing Director
“With his sales experience and coaching skills, Paul has supported us in implementing a successful sales pipeline management system from lead generation through to customer order.”
Mark Hall – Business Development Director
“Working with the Paul allowed us to improve our time management and day to day systems and processes. Having an ear to bounce ideas off and an independent set of eyes looking in, enabled us to develop our business and look towards the future. He has contributed to the way in which we communicate with the staff team and advised us on various managerial challenges. Currently we are working with him on a marketing plan for our organisation.”
Rob and Joanna Brown – Proprietors
Marlow Day Nursery
10 Steps To Success In 2013
With 2013 upon us and all the doom and gloom in the press about the economy, the Euro and anything else they can come up with a negative slant on to depress us – does all this news actually impact what you are doing and can do for your business?
I think not.
There is still money out there being spent. BMW had record sales in 2012 with an increase in sales of 8.8% worldwide and Sports Direct (thanks partly to the Olympics) was looking at 20% year on year improvement of turnover.
So here is your 10 step guide for you to consider in order to be successful (or more successful) in your business over the next 12 months.
Please enter your name and email address below for instant access:
Or alternatively, you can use Facebook or Twitter to get your copy:Read more »