Category Archives: Business Planning

Realistic ways a startup can successfully implement OKRs

This blog is brought to you by Niraj Ranjan Rout, founder of collaboration software company, Hiver. A startup’s flat hierarchy implies that employees have to self-monitor their own performance and there is usually no hawk-eyed manager watching your every step. But, many a times judging your performance objectively can be hard and such judgements can

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Our Top Marketing Tips for Introverts

Type ‘entrepreneur’ into Google and do an image search and you’ll see the usual pictures of Richard Branson, Alan Sugar, Donald Trump and a bunch of stock photos of young men that look like they could sell ice to the Eskimos. Sadly, this is the stereotypical ‘image’ of an entrepreneur. But 50.7% of us would

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SEO For New Websites: 7 Ways to Set Yourself Up for Success

For many new business, driving new customer acquisition through Google is make or break and therefore, SEO should be a huge consideration from the beginning. Make no mistake; at the specialist end, SEO can be really complicated. However, there’s loads you can do to improve SEO that’s actually rather simple and logical. We have complied

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Infographic: 10 Mistakes to Avoid When Making Your Business Plan

When you start a business, there are 1,001 things on your to-do list. At this point, you’re not quite sure if you’re good at multitasking, or bad at concentrating… So where does making a business plan come on your to-do list? If the answer is ‘somewhere near the bottom’, then making it a priority is

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Why is Professional Photography Important to Your Business?

One of the most vital things to remember for your new business is that no matter how well you present yourself and you products, without some really good PR no one will notice your new brand; it’s no good having a great website and products if no one is looking at it. There are many

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How To Start A Clothing Brand

The fashion industry is worth a huge £43.2 billion annually in the UK alone and £411 billion in Europe. It’s no wonder then that it is an attractive prospect for an entrepreneur looking to start up their own business, especially for those who are creatively minded and who have a passion for clothing. Because the

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5 Facts: 5 Common Reasons Start-Ups Fail (and how to overcome them)

We’ve compiled a list of five common reasons startup businesses fail and how you can overcome each of them to give your business its best chance to succeed. Before we get into the five reasons we’d like to summarise this blog post in three words: Business. Is. Hard.* 1. No market demand When starting up

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Capsule: The Best CRM System for a Start-up Business?

As your business grows, the need for a suitable CRM (customer relationship management) system will become more and more apparent. Keeping up to date information on your customers and prospects is paramount in order to ensure that you not only have their contact information on hand at all times, but that you also record all

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30 Day Marketing Challenge: Marketing Checklist for New Entrepreneurs

If you’ve just started a new business, then it’s likely that you have a never-ending to-do list. One huge item on that list will be the marketing of your business and its products / services, but how do you know where to start? With our partner, Shopify, we’ve pulled together this checklist of marketing activities

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The Secret to Defining Your Brand’s USP

Everyone in business understands how essential a USP really is. It’s often one of the first considerations any startup makes. The truth is, despite being fundamental to success, it’s actually often skipped over. Finding a single distinct point which differentiates you from every other brand out there is not only difficult, but it’s pretty daunting

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