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6 Reasons why bootstrapping is best

If you love the idea of starting your own business but don’t have any funding, then bootstrapping is the answer. Starting a business on a shoestring is a great way to start working from home and create a new stream of income. “The feeblest excuse ever given by a would-be entrepreneur is that they can’t raise the start-up capital to get going.”  (Former Pizza Express chief executive and self-professed business maverick, Luke Johnson.) What is bootstrapping? Bootstrapping means literally to “pull yourself up by your boot straps”, a phrase that …

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Our Story: Making part-time working our business

With backgrounds in recruitment and business development, and with a keen desire to work flexibly, my business partner and I were very familiar with the part-time employment market. We knew there were large numbers of highly skilled parents looking for challenging, well paid jobs that would provide them with a healthy work-life balance. We also knew of the many employers who struggled to source from this talent pool. Highly confident of success, we launched our very own niche search and selection agency focussing on this market in June 2011.   …

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Business Strategy Fundamentals

Over the years, I have met and worked with literally hundreds of business owners. At one time or another, many of them have written a business plan. But very few of them have a working business strategy. A business plan and a business strategy are two very different tools. A business plan normally is prepared for a financing partner, either a bank or an investor. The purpose of the plan is to let investors know about the business and its potential for success in order to encourage them to invest …

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