|Start Your Business Week by Week||
Start Your Business Week by Week
|22.80||approx. 7-9 days|
In 26 weekly steps, this unique and cleverly structured book will walk any budding entrepreneur through everything you need to know and do, in the exact order you need to do it, to get your new business up and running. Each step contains a to-do list, an explanation of what needs to be done, useful hints and shortcuts and the contact information you need.
Written by an experienced entrepreneur and updated for a new global economy, this book contains the most up to date, fresh thinking and ideas, so you can overcome the challenges of a new business start-up and turn your entrepreneurial dreams into reality.
Week 1:The Beginning
Week 2: The Future
Week 3: Where Are You Now?
Week 4: Start Learning
Week 5: The Founders
Week 6: The Idea
Week 7: Idea to Opportunity
Week 8: Testing and Refining the Opportunity
Week 9: Pitching your Opportunity
Week 10: Customers
Week 11: Competitors
Week 12: Branding
Week 13: Sales
Week 14: Premises and Equipment
Week 15: People and Technology
Week 16: Suppliers
Week 17: Planning for Problems
Week 18: Profit Forecast
Week 19: Cash Flow Forecast
Week 20: The Business Plan
Week 21: Banks and Advisers
Week 22: Start Selling
Week 23: Pitching for Funding
Week 24: The Big Leap
Week 25: Making it Official
Week 26: Launch!
Starting a business is one of the most rewarding and satisfying career moves you could make, and it’s not as difficult as you might think – if you have the right advice.
There's so much to think about and do in order to turn your idea into reality - and with so much at stake it's important to get it right.
That's why Start Your Business Week by Week has the unique approach of breaking everything down into manageable steps. Each week, it explains what to consider and decide, and what action to take.
In this book, Steve Parks distils a huge wealth experience, from his own business start ups and from interviews with dozens of leading entrepreneurs. The result is a structured and insightful book that guides you skilfully through one of the biggest adventures in your life.
You’ll discover how to:
+ come up with a great business idea, or refine the one you have
+ get started as cheaply as possible to reduce your reliance on external finance
+ decide on suppliers and plan cash flow
+ find customers and make sure you’re offering them what they really want
+ make the business admin as simple as possible
+ avoid the pitfalls most start ups make
+ grow your sales and make your business a success
New to this second edition:
+ How to run experiments to test and improve your business idea
+ Tips for great online services to help you start and run your business more cheaply and easily
Steve Parks is also the author of How To Be An Entrepreneur; The Small Business Handbook; and How To Fund Your Business. He recently set up an exciting and groundbreaking new business and is a veteran entrepreneur with vast experience. He began his career as a journalist and presenter for BBC Radio.