Business plan


Top 10 business plan mistakes

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.

Why you shouldn’t raise money… yet

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.

Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller

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.

Review your differentiator

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?

Forecasting your revenue the smart way

3:34PM | Thursday, 3 March 2011 |  Need to know how detailed you should make your financial model? The answer is simple.

Is it really a good idea to invest in a franchise?

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.

Should I re-think my ad-funded model?

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.

When should you switch your business structure?

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.

Chris Corrigan

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.

File away the public’s paperwork woe

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.