Starting a business


Drive in comfort

10:08AM | Friday, 15 October 2010 |  A smart start-up could look at driver discomforts and annoyances and come up with a range of products to remedy these irritations.

From worker to start-up - how to plan your escape

10:58PM | Monday, 11 October 2010 |  Most people who launch a start-up venture are aware of the heavy sacrifices they will need to make for their business to really fly. But few have taken a break from a career working as a medical doctor to focus on developing a start-up IT company.

How do I get my time management under control?

9:21PM | Friday, 24 September 2010 |  It’s normal to feel overwhelmed but you have to master the feeling.

Out of the box

9:26PM | Tuesday, 21 September 2010 |  Some of the best start-up ideas sprout from hum-drum daily chores.

Generation Y keen to go it alone

9:00AM | Tuesday, 21 September 2010 |  New research shows Gen Ys will be more entrepreneurial than the previous generation, with nearly a third expecting to start up a business.

How do I know if my idea is strong enough to start a business?

9:47PM | Wednesday, 15 September 2010 |  If starting a new business was as simple as having a good idea, there would definitely be more successful business stories.

How do I negotiate a good deal?

8:30PM | Tuesday, 31 August 2010 |  Negotiation skills are crucial when starting your business. You won’t have the cash to spend as much as you want, so negotiating discounts and deals with suppliers, customers and advertising teams will be crucial to helping you get off the ground.

How do I assess the strengths and weaknesses of my business?

8:25PM | Sunday, 29 August 2010 |  One of the most common methods of assessing the strengths and weaknesses of your business is to conduct a SWOT analysis.

What goes in my business plan?

8:00AM | Friday, 27 August 2010 |  Your business plan will define exactly what your business will do, how it will do it, how much it will cost and when you expect it to become profitable.

Who should help my with my business plan?

8:00AM | Friday, 27 August 2010 |  There are a range of people you should consider asking for assistance as you develop your business plan.