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The lean startup

The Lean Startup is a business approach that is synonymous with the work of Eric Ries (who has also published a book called The Lean Startup) and Stanford professor Steve Blank. It describes a new approach for start-ups and prescribes behaviours they should adapt to increase the likelihood that they […]

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Why I am through with exhibiting

Most businesses will be approached at some point to exhibit at an event. The initial appeal is considerable – getting out of the office, meeting real customers, selling your wares and handing out leaflets to lots of  potential customers. However, the reality is usually different. Having been on both sides […]

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5 business planning myths you need to forget

Writing a business plan has always been synonymous with entrepreneurship, largely because they act as a bridge between entrepreneurs and investors. The primary function of a business plan is to outline an investment opportunity, so a prospective investor has the required information they need to assess its attractiveness. However, this […]

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Looking for finance before you need it

Raising finance is a time consuming process and can also be quite stressful (particularly as time progresses). There may be some date in the future where your current trading position is no longer sustainable (which has brought you to the table in the first place). It is worth remembering that […]

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