Tips for Finding the Right Small Business IT Support
Every business nowadays relies in some way or another on IT to get the job done, whether it is a small business accountancy firm or a self-employed consultant in a specific profession. The use of technology can be restricted to the basics of communication – such as sending emails and documents to clients or associates – or can be far more complex.Small Business Marketing From Finish to Start
Summary: Small business typically are challenged to compete against big-budget companies for market share. While they are aware of the value of using marketing to bridge the gap, it’s not always easy to know where to start. Equally difficult are deciding which steps take place first. This article offers the notion of considering developing a marketing plan that starts at the end and moves through its paces in revers, and how and why it works.Why Small Businesses Fail Number 1 – Starting a Business With the Wrong Motives
The first reason small companies fail is because individuals start their company with the wrong motives. If you are starting your business for your own individual gain (i.e. financial gain or freedom from being told what to do by a manager), then the probability of being successful is considerably decreased. This may come as a surprise, but I am confident that this is the case.Small Business Ideas
As a business mentor with over 10 years experience assisting people to start their own business I thought I would put pen to paper and make a list of some of the small business ideas I have seen over the years, some I am sure you will have seen before and others may be more interesting and unusual. If I tell you that I have spent two days a week for 4 years, with the Governments New Enterprise Allowance scheme mentoring the unemployed into self-employment and it has been a joy to behold, every week brings with it new faces, new ideas and plenty of enthusiasm to get started and become independent of the man.The Potential of Change
Very rarely will things change suddenly. Most of the time change will start out as a gradual process that will begin to gain momentum and eventually, become the new constant until it changes again. You see this in sports, fashion, food, music, cultural norms and in business.