The best mentors are those that don't need to charge a fee to mentor. They do it because they like the person who has asked them and they want to help in some way.
It’s always the right time to start a business. Even when there's economic uncertainty.
Consider this, if the shoe was on the other foot and you were the investor, what would you want to see?
I’m keen to move my business away from its niche area, but my investor is against the idea. Now what?
You need to make your case compelling. Do your research, sketch a plan and do the numbers.
There are no hard and fast rules about whether a particular deal is “right” or “wrong”, so you need to look at the elements of the deal, the person and think 10 steps ahead.
Being in a remote area can be difficult but it doesn’t have to limit your access to inspirational people.
I’ve got a great mentor but I feel I have to battle for her time. Should I just accept this and adapt or look for other mentors?
From my perspective, it’s all about value. You don’t need to be in front of your mentor every second of every day.
Many start-up owners think that they have a great idea and that’s half of their job done. Well, unfortunately it’s not.
I’ve seen what looks to be a good start-up opportunity in the tech industry, but I have very little knowledge. Help!
Every successful business starts with an idea. It’s how you apply that idea and put it in to practice that delivers positive results.
Ultimately the first positions you fill will depend on the type of business you have. Carefully assess the returns and value of each role before you commit.
Leave the back end of your business to the people who know it; you and your passion need to be in the thick of selling – all the time.
If you are passionate about charity work there are many ways you can incorporate it in to your daily life - and your business.
If starting a new business was as simple as having a good idea, there would definitely be more successful business stories.