How to Raise Capital for Your Start-Up Business

If you’re interested in starting your own business and trying your hand as an entrepreneur, you should be prepared for a period of time where you will invest a great deal of effort and money before you start to make a profit. Starting a business from scratch isn’t easy, and the early stages can be very challenging in terms of your financial situation. Remember to do your research before you invest any capital at all, and make sure that your customers will want to pay for the product and service that you’re offering. Once you’re sure of this, you can start to think about how to raise money in order to get your business up and running. Continue reading

How to Work as a Self-employed Taxi Driver

The British taxi industry is at the heart of a legal dispute at the moment, as black-cab drivers look to take action against Uber vehicles that have been using a mobile application as a fare metre. The claim is that this represents an illegal practice, so there may well be a prolonged dispute in the near future. This should not cast a shadow as the taxi industry as one of the UK’s most prosperous and accessible market sectors, however, as it is open to anyone with a clean driving license, a strong work ethic and an ability to communicate well with all customer demographics. Continue reading

Stand Out from the Competition and Impress Your Customers – Write a Letter

In our hectic, tech-driven age of email, texting and web-based communication, is there still space for the humble letter? Businesses seeking to reach out far and wide to new and existing customers often overlook this more humble form of communication, but when it comes to making a lasting impression, a letter really is better. Here are 6 reasons why the letter remains a powerful tool for any business. Continue reading

Running a business from home

When it is practical, running a business from your home can provide a number of very material – as well as eco-friendly – advantages. This includes the fact you will not have to pay for additional premises, a non-existent commute, and easy access to all the amenities of your home. If you intend to run a business from your home, there are several steps you should take. Continue reading

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