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Mentoring

Mentoring

 

Mentoring is a one-to-one relationship. Our mentors are experienced and will guide, support, encourage and challenge you. The mentoring relationship can also act as a sounding board by probing new ideas and/or new ways of looking at a situation. This process is often useful for personal development. 

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Budgets and Projections

Budgets and Projections

Whatever size your company is you must always prepare for the future - whether you are a start-up or an established business. This includes preparing Budgets and Projections. The larger businesses do it, so you should learn from their successes and do it also.

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Social Enterprise

Social Enterprise


The concept of Social Enterprise or Social Entrepreneurship can be difficult to get your head around.  Let’s start by telling you what Social Enterprise is not. It’s not about not making a profit.  It’s not a charity.  They are encouraged to make a profit so they can invest further back into their business.  They are there to help tackle social problems, improve communities, people’s life chances, or the environment.

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Company Formation

Company Formation


There are many different types of company and you may want to form them for different reasons.  Some people automatically assume that a limited company is the way to go.  Well, they could be wrong.  There are advantages and disadvantages to each, different rules and regulations.  There are duties and responsibilities you have to adhere to.  

 
   

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BANK PRESENTATIONS

BANK PRESENTATIONS

One of the least understood concepts is how to make an effective loan presentation to a lender.  A borrower is often told to create a "Business Plan" and to include various required documents.  However, this generic approach may result in the loan request being relegated to a stack on the manager's desk and perhaps a rejection.

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Buying / Selling a business and Succession.

Buying / Selling a business and Succession.

Buying

You’re thinking of starting your own business or extending your present business?  Most people think of beginning from scratch--developing their own ideas and building the company from the ground up.  But this presents you with a few problems, e.g. difficulty of building a customer base, marketing the new business, hiring employees and establishing cash flow. . . all without a track record or reputation to go on.

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FRANCHISING

FRANCHISING 

Franchising a Definition

A form of business organisation in which a firm which already has a successful product or service (the franchisor) enters into a continuing contractual relationship with other businesses (franchisees) operating under the franchisor's trade name and usually with the franchisor's guidance, in exchange for a fee. Some of the most popular franchises in the United States include Subway, McDonalds, and 7-Eleven.

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