5 STEPS TO STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS – Carrie Green of the Female Entrepreneur Association says:
SET GOALS: Having a clear vision of what you want to achieve is vital. Get a pen and paper and write down your goals and when you want to achieve them by.
GET SUPPORT: It can feel lonely setting up on your own, so check out online forums such as http://femaleentrepreneurassociation.com/ for inspiration and support.
FIND FUNDING: If you need money to get you started, check out start up Loans, who can provide loans of up to £2,500 if you are under 30, or The Prince’s Trust, who offer research loans of up to £5,000. Lots of schemes come with mentors, too, making them extra useful.
LEARN FOR FREE: When you’re starting a business there will be things you have no clue how to do, but answers are out there. YouTube has video tutorials on every topic under the sun and The Centre of Excellence for women’s Entrepreneurship hold events and talks.
NUTURE YOUR BUSINESS: Business incubators – companies, like Google’s Campus, that help start-ups succeed by offering workspaces, IT infrastructure and expertise – are popping up all over the place. Visit http://www.companypartners.com to find your nearest one.
(Please Note: The information is from the More Magazine article ‘From filthy digs to filthy rich’ in Issue 4th March 2013, I did not write this!)
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