Are you ready to start?
Do you have:
A special skill or knowledge which is in demand?
Your first five major customers already indentified (if non-retail)?
A site indentified for your shop and an estimate of customer numbers (if retail)?
A previous track record of success?
The ability to listen to advice from specialists?
In addition, are you prepared to:
Work hard and manage your time well?
Be focused on completing the business priorities you have agreed?
Put your house and other assets at risk, if necessary for some considerable period, as security for financing?
Ask your family and friends to back you financially in order to attract business angels?
Forgo aspects of family and social life to ensure business success in the early years?
Do you have the support of your partner? family? children?
If your answers are mainly yes! then move on to the last section "what of your financial advisers".
If not you may need some help overcoming practical problems and preparing a business plan so that you can move forward to the next level. Contact us to make an appointment.