Editor's Note

Thursday 14 June

By Oliver Milman
Thursday, 14 June 2012

Today on StartupSmart, we outline the crucial considerations you need to make if you’re pondering whether to start your own business or to buy one.


As business advisory guru Marc Peskett explains, you need to ask yourself what you’re looking to get out of the experience of being your own boss before taking the plunge.

Cost, risk and the ability to attract finance all hinge on whether you’re an unknown start-up or buy into a franchise. Freedom is another key decision.

Today, Peskett runs through the pros and cons of each option.

Elsewhere, HR expert Vicki Crowe has some tips on how to build a positive company culture and we talk to a podiatrist-turned retail entrepreneur who is aiming to shake up the shoe market with his new business, Frankie4.

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