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Is it the right time to start a new business?

- May 20, 2020 3 MIN READ

Whenever people ask me when the right time is to start a business, there’s a statistic that immediately comes to mind: 80 per cent of start-ups fail. That then begs the question: why? writes business coach Alan Manly. Is it because the founders started their business when economic conditions were unfavourable? Were they too old… Read more »

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Who do you really need in your startup dream team?

- March 2, 2020 2 MIN READ

There are many traps when setting up your own startup dream team. Entrepreneurs want to share the excitement with friends and like-minded people. But mixing friends and business can get messy, writes Alan Manly, author of The Unlikely Entrepreneur. Those like-minded people won’t challenge you. Similar personalities are also often budding entrepreneurs. They want training… Read more »

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Why Entrepreneurs need to get good at managing the unexpected

- January 14, 2020 3 MIN READ

Damage to confidence can be the beginning of the end for an entrepreneur. And nothing wreaks havoc like the unexpected. Entrepreneurs need confidence. Confidence, combined with skills, training and knowledge in their field, gives entrepreneurs the capacity to believe they can make a business successful, writes Alan Manly, author of The Unlikely Entrepreneur. When surprises… Read more »

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The 4-step guide to starting a successful business

- May 20, 2019 3 MIN READ

Deciding to start a business is a life-changing move. Perhaps you’ve reached the top of your game while working for an organisation and want to launch your own start-up, or maybe you’ve got a unique product idea and you’re thinking about dipping your toes into the market. No matter which way you look at it,… Read more »

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The hidden costs of starting a business

- February 7, 2018 3 MIN READ

You’ve got your business plan, you’ve crunched the numbers and you’re finally ready to take that great leap forward into a small business venture. But wait! There are a few hidden costs to starting up a business that even the most extensive business plan can often neglect. Startups with good a business plan give comfort to entrepreneurs… Read more »

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How I mastered my elevator pitch

- November 23, 2017 3 MIN READ

Everybody in business has a pitch. Whilst many pitches are refined by trial and error over time and serve their purpose well enough, I have my own ideas about elevator pitches. Maybe it is because, even after many years as an entrepreneur, I find that the hard sell is not where I am comfortable. I… Read more »