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If you’re starting up your own clothing line, you’ll have put hours and hours into designing, creating and branding your products. And as any experienced clothing line entrepreneur will tell you, it’s imperative to consider trademarking your products.
Starting a production company used to be right up there with becoming an astronaut or rock star as one of those fantasy careers that mums and dads would gently dissuade their children from pursuing. Established production companies were simply too dominant, the opportunities too few and the costs too high for new companies to have a decent shot at succeeding.
Move over, Starbucks! Independent coffee shops are back on the rise, and ready to challenge the big brand monopolies.
Working from home can be one of the greatest perks of launching your own business. It’s the perfect environment to meet your needs, and it’s affordable.
As a wedding caterer, your main goal is likely to make sure the happy couple have a great day, and that everything goes as smoothly as possible. On top of this, though, you’ll face the added challenge of creating a stable, competitive business that earns plenty of custom and does things by the book.
If you’re starting up your own cleaning business, you’ll be spending a lot of time planning it. From equipment hire to insurance, this can be a long-winded and difficult process.
The big question: residential or commercial? When you’re thinking of starting up a cleaning business, this is a decision that all cleaning businesses need to make early on.
We spoke to Jack Parsons, entrepreneur and CEO of Big Youth Group, about his experiences as a young business owner, and his hopes for the future of young people in the business world. Although the odds were stacked against him (having had a shaky childhood) he was determined to work hard and has gained awards such as the Young Digital Leader of the Year, and now works with big brands such as Google.
Whilst we're all more aware than ever of what we put into our bodies, can the same be said about the food we give to our pets? Aneisha and Jack Walker spotted a gap in the market after being disappointed with the lack of choice for their dog, Smudge, and cat, Boo.
Always dreamt of having your own business? Perhaps you’ve fantasised of being able to plan your own day or want control over your workload - but do you actually know what it takes to be a business owner?
You’ve had the dream and taken the plunge to set up a limited company, but what next? First of all, well done on deciding to start your own business - you’ve made a courageous decision in taking the first steps of your business venture!
Profit margins are the be-all and end-all of running a business, and with so many expenses coming from every angle, it can be a huge challenge to keep things cost-effective. 82% of small businesses fail because of cash flow mismanagement, which goes to show just how important it is for a business to maximise their income and minimise their output.
Tell us a little bit about your company. What is your business in your own words?
It's often said that you should love what you do. Well, it's safe to say that Anna Ward loves what she does - after all she gets to work with cake every day, and who doesn't love cake?
Feeling unmotivated? Nothing lifts you out of a funk, like a little funk.