Starting Your Business

Supporting you to start your own business

Who are you

Order your FREE business start up guide for EntrepreneursYou are thinking of starting or in the last 12 months have actually started your own business and want to ensure you have everything established to give you a strong foundation from which to grow in the future. 

Your skills are competent in most areas, but you may not have the skills and knowledge to cover strategy, marketing, finance, people and systems to ensure you maximise your opportunities. You want to do things right and avoid being another government statistic for business failures.

You are passionate about your new business and have a great product or service, but need to ensure this converts into a positive cashflow for you.

You want to get established and start focusing on attracting your ideal customers as soon as possible. You strive to have the business model that is profitable, sustainable and attractive, whilst offering an exceptional service that gives you repeat and referral business in the future. 

What your issues tend to be

There seems much to do and sometimes too much. You want to get going but the strategy is not clear, you can’t decide where to start with the marketing and need to understand your cashflow to ensure you do not run out of cash.

You are working really hard and not yet seeing the results that your effort deserves, which is frustrating and sometime stressful. You doubt your confidence at times, whilst perhaps questioning if you have started the business in the right manner.

You’re struggling with all or some of the following:

  • A lack of strategy for your business that makes it work
  • Start UpYou are doing everything at once and spreading yourself thinly
  • A shortage of confidence to make it happen
  • Struggling to decide on the marketing activities that will attract the customers that you want to work with
  • Your outgoings are impacting the cashflow and you could run out of cash before the business has time to get going
  • Finding it difficult to recruit and then manage the right people.

You will keep working hard in the hope that tomorrow will be the day it all comes together. But you know you something has to change and perhaps different actions need to be taken to get the results you desire.

What you need to do right now

Have a step by step system which is not overwhelming but has clear actions that you can implement quickly and effectively.

  • Analyse - Initially review where you are now and identify the appropriate steps that are relevant for your business
  • Strategy - Know what you want from your business, who you want to work with, the offering you are going to make to attract them and create your vision and goals. Have a concise plan and clarity that you can share with your people, customers and suppliers. 
  • Win new customers - Generate an effective marketing strategy and plan how you are going to attract more of your ideal customers and generate a bigger income. 
  • Financials - Know your finance requirements, ensure you do not run out of cash and understand the real numbers that drive your business. 
  • People - Create a system for attracting, recruiting, managing, developing and retaining the best people to work in your business and help you deliver the success you desire.
  • Systems and Processes - Establish a business built with operational excellence, that gets things right first time every time. Use systems and automation where possible to create good habits in your business.

You want to get the foundations right from which to build a successful business. This is not just with the set up administration, but also in consideration of your business plan, financials and your marketing to attract the customers you want to work with.

Building a business is like building a house. With good foundations, you can develop the business and grow. Without a good base, then it could all collapse around you.

So do you need help establishing up your business? Would you benefit from an external resource or by sharing our expertise?

If the answer is yes, please call us on 01865 593933

 

Our business is to support your business. 

Our support works with you to build your business model and give you the confidence to make it happen.

We support you to work on the simple stuff that gets results and help you build that strong foundation from which to develop and grow your own business, by offering the following products and services designed to help you start-up. 
Below we have provided a highlight of how we can help and links to more details.

If we can help you start your business the best way, then please contact us on 01865 593933 

Our Clockwork Business Development Programme

Our turn key business development programme is designed to help you create the business that works like clockwork.

We work with our clients to help them make the step change, successfully grow their business and operate a business that works like clockwork to make them more money.

Our Step Change Mentoring Programme

 A Mentor provides support, ideas and contributes to your business with experience, knowledge and expertise. 

Never can this be better timing to help you form your business with a strong foundation from which to develop and grow.

You will see by reading about our Lead mentor, Mike Foster 'The Entrepreneurs Mentor', that we have a strong background in the business start-up arena.

Our mentoring support covers the areas of an effective business plan and much more on a personalised basis, to help you establish solutions to potential obstacles and achieve the strong foundation from which to grow your business.

Our start-up mentoring programme is personalised to you and includes some or all of the following areas:

  • The entrepreneurial mindset – belief cycle, fear, 
  • Knowing your personality style and the impact on others
  • Your true motivation – what do you want the business to provide for you
  • The Strategy, mission, vision, objectives
  • Effective goal planning
  • Creating good habits in your business 
  • Your business plan 
  • Are you ready
  • Undertaking a market analysis
  • Raising the money to start
  • Avoiding the common pitfalls
  • Formation of the business
  • The importance of your business name
  • Who needs to know
  • The start up checklist
  • Premises & location
  • Insurances, Health & Safety, Legal aspects, IT, Equipment, Stock
  • Your financial plan 
  • Your product / service 
  • The offering to be attractive, clear and profitable
  • Marketing – your ideal client, message, market, strategic and tactical, maximising your marketing resources
  • Sales to maximise the conversion of your leads
  • The steps to sign up a new client following obtaining the commitment
  • Establishing your team - Recruitment, management & retention
  • Customer service as a key retention tool 
  • Health & Safety considerations

Our support is to also help give you more confidence and belief to start your business effectively.

Our mentoring is offered on a one-to-one basis or in a group and you can read more about our mentoring support by clicking here.

Training & seminars

 We offer training and seminars to help you consider those all important initial considerations when starting a business.

For more details and to see a list of our events, then please click here

Find your first customers

 Our marketing support service offers a 'hands on' approach to help you find your initial customer and focus on your ideal customers.

We offer our expertise and project management skills to help you gain control of your marketing and create a number of lead generation activities.

You may not have the time to undertake the marketing activities you desire or know will work. We can manage these activities for you.

For more details about our proactive marketing support, then please click here 

Business Start-Up DVD and Start-Up support package

With our extensive knowledge of the start-up market, we have developed a support package to help you administer the effective set up of your business in an efficient manner.  

Our service provides our expertise and knowledge, whilst effectively giving you back your valuable time during this key stage that may influence your future business success.

In addition, following our research, we established that many entrepreneurs preferred to watch content rather than reading. So we have developed a DVD offering the content of a business start-up guide. The must know guide to start your own business: DVD. 

 

Please click on one of the links above to read more or contact us today for a FREE consultation to discuss your requirements and understand your options, without any obligation.

 

Please click on, download and use these Free templates which have been developed, together with our DVD, to help your thoughts when starting a business:

Are you ready?
What is your motivation?
Personal survival budget
Estimate personal worth
Whom to inform
Insurances
Tactical marketing 
Training record

 

And finally, Good luck with the start-up and development of your business.

 

 

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