6:58PM | Thursday, 2 June 2011 | A poor business plan, among other things, will scupper what slim chances you have in receiving start-up capital. We showcase the top 10 most common business plan mistakes.
6:55PM | Thursday, 2 June 2011 | Your instinct to raise money for your start-up could be getting in the way of your progress. BY NIKI SCEVAK.
5:22AM | Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.
3:06PM | Wednesday, 16 March 2011 | A true differentiator is something that can’t be easily replicated by your rivals and provides you with a real, tangible competitive advantage. What’s your differentiator?
3:34PM | Thursday, 3 March 2011 | Need to know how detailed you should make your financial model? The answer is simple.
2:34PM | Wednesday, 23 February 2011 | Despite the benefits of buying into a franchise, there are a number of key issues that you need to consider before signing up.
2:33PM | Tuesday, 22 February 2011 | My advice would be to focus on building a sustainably profitable business first, and think about exit options and value second. You should understand whether you can do this on advertising revenue alone.
2:18PM | Monday, 21 February 2011 | For successful businesses, the reality is that simple business structures do not work. They leave you risk exposed, are tax ineffective and are not efficient for succession or sale.
2:59AM | Friday, 11 February 2011 | In most of the mistakes I’ve made, there has been a common theme of inadequate planning beforehand. You really can’t over-prepare in business.
2:43PM | Monday, 7 February 2011 | In the US, a new type of service business is emerging that aims to take the pain away from consumers fed up with scrawling their details on forms.