Category Archives: Finance in Business

The subject covers many aspects of finance in business and entrepreneurship including: raising money; financial strategy and planning; profit margins; costs and investments

Business Insurance: Know the risks

As my first year of business in York neared its end I arrived at work one Monday to discover a ransacked office. Cables were ripped out of walls, paper covered the floor and my only computer was gone. The landlord … Continue reading

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Show off when the show’s on

Exhibiting at events and shows can be a highly effective way for small businesses to promote their products and services. Just like the hitchhiker, you put yourself right in front of passing potential customers, waiting for someone to take interest … Continue reading

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Top 10 websites for entrepreneurs

For the past 2 months I’ve conducted some basic research to establish the best websites that help people start and stay in business in the UK. Over 500 individuals (who work in an advisory and business support capacity in academia, … Continue reading

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Look after the pounds & the millions will look after themselves

Salespeople regularly offered me lifts back in the eighties. It’s fair to say I enjoyed the banter and their cars went faster too. London bound, one bright weekday morning, I was hitching a lift onto the M1 when a passing … Continue reading

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Figuring out pricing

Many start-ups wrongly copy the hitchhiker when it comes to pricing. An outstretched thumb works by the road, but a finger in the air almost always plucks financially flawed figures. Pricing products or services (especially the first time) isn’t easy, … Continue reading

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Bootstrapping: My way on the business highway

Failure has a wonderful capacity to reveal opportunities that otherwise remain hidden. Disastrous ‘A’ Level results in 1984  forced me to take a gap year. Whilst I envied friends destined for university, part of me delighted in the chance to … Continue reading

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