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your questions on business start up

Start Up Right 12: Your Questions

I always try and end any subject by giving some edited insight into the questions/comments you lovely readers have sent my way. Don’t be afraid to get in touch should you have any burning questions. I’m a start up with no money at all, how can ...
ways to fail in business

Start Up Right 11: Ways to Fail

Last but not least I wanted to cover some of the more common mis-conceptions that start-ups have that cause them to fail. I’ll Work Harder! Don’t work hard, work smart. Be wise about how you invest your time. Putting in more hours is not a recipe for ...
branding and marketing

Start Up Right 9: Branding and Marketing

Now this will differ widely depending on your industry but here are some basic things that everyone will need and some of those things that you almost certainly won’t. Marketing Bumf Some people get off on starting a business. They get off on having their logo plastered ...
where can i find work?

Start Up Right 8: Finding Work

Easily the thing I get asked most about is where exactly to find work. Some people seem quite insistent on knowing in fact! Obviously this will depend greatly on the industry and business that you are in, but here are a few tips. Friends and Family Often ...
personal development

Start Up Right 7: Personal Growth

Continuing our theme of unexpected aspects of working for yourself, I want to cover how working for yourself will affect you. Massive Distrust I often talk about how entrepreneurs will go through a ‘trial by fire.’ If you aren’t used to dealing with late paying and demanding ...

Start Up Right 6: Levels Of Success

I’m covering some of the more unexpected aspects of working for yourself. I want to cover a lot of the questions I get around timescales and sort of levels of success. Blanket Phrase Success is a very broad blanket phrase, what success looks like for one person ...
start up right 5 money

Start Up Right 5: Money

I have been talking about starting your self-employment journey in the right manner and trying to cover some of the more unexpected elements that come along with it. Let’s talk about one of the more taboo subjects, Money. >Self Employment Allow me to start with a harsh ...
Starting up right clients

Start Up Right 4: Clients

I'm covering unexpected aspects of working for yourself. This week we are talking about clients. Many Bosses Generally speaking in the world of work you won’t have that many bosses, and usually after a few months you can get used to the tics and habits. When working ...
start up skillset

Start Up Right 3: Your Skillset?

I’m talking about starting up your self employment/business in the right manner and a key aspect of this is knowing what to expect. Here I want to talk about your own skills coming into it. Skills That Pay Bills Normally, and especially on the freelance side people ...