Business Advice

Can entrepreneurialism be taught?

- October 8, 2020 3 MIN READ

It’s an age-old question with new-found relevance in a COVID world: can entrepreneurialism be taught? The answer depends on asking another, more important, question, writes Alan Manly, author of  The Unlikely Entrepreneur. Are entrepreneurs born or made? I would suggest that yes, entrepreneurialism can be taught in one way or another. However, the real question… Read more »

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5 myths about starting your own business

- August 27, 2020 3 MIN READ

Take everything you think you know about starting a business and throw it away: these all-too-common misconceptions about what it’s like to start your own business could actually be your undoing! writes Alan Manly. Declaring yourself an entrepreneur will naturally attract comment. Some say it’s a yearning for financial wealth that is your driving force.… Read more »

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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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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 »