The summer and holiday season is upon us and, for some, it provides a much-needed respite from the pressures and stresses of work. Entrepreneurs will often say, however, that they don’t have time – or money – for holidays.
Have you considered using apps to market your business? Haines Watts has some ideas …https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/using-apps-market-your-business-samantha-davies?trk=hp-feed-article-title
Tomorrow is always that bright, shiny day when you’re going to do everything on your list. We all know that ‘tomorrow’ can also become the day after – or the day after that …
Alex Minchin, a finalist at the Young Entrepreneur of the Year competition 2013, was one of the panellists at a roundtable for SMEs recently, which looked at growing a business.
By Barry Potter, Partner at Haines Watts
As we’ve reached February already and we’re heading towards the end of the first quarter of the year, it’s a good time to take stock of your business’ progress so far.
Do you take note of that old adage and work on your business and not just in it? Sometimes you need to take time out to look at your business – and yourself – from a clearer perspective, when you’re not distracted. You may find that to improve your business performance you need to take a break a bit more often.
If you don’t know how to carry out an assessment of your business status and where you want it to be in the future, you need a starting point. Some of the key questions you need to be asking are actually on the competition entry form, found under the ‘Apply here’ section, of this website!
There have been some recent lessons for start-ups and young entrepreneurs in how to ensure customers love them enough to not just use their products and services but tell others to sign up too.
Successful young entrepreneurs have bright ideas, real commitment and drive – and they sometimes also have a brave attitude to risk. This can work, as ambition is essential for success – but this needs to sit alongside careful planning.
By Jane Gregory
One young entrepreneur I was talking to recently about our HWYE competition said that he wasn’t sure he needed to worry about ‘knowing his numbers’ for the business, as long as he was making plenty of money.