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Enabling Your Business – Theory into Practice

Beta Futures is proud to announce that it has teamed up with NatWest to bring you a free event at the end of September which will focus on things to consider when starting or growing your business.

Small businesses account for over 99% of all private sector businesses in the UK[1]. After all, who wouldn’t want to be their own boss and steer their career in the direction they choose, whilst managing their work-life balance as they please? However, we understand that running your own business isn’t as easy as it may seem. A good idea paired with a bit of talent, a pinch of shrewdness and a lot of passion will propel you in the right direction. However, whether you are starting or growing your business the nitty-gritty of it can be overlooked, which can make all the difference in making a good business into an excellent, lucrative and sustainable one.

Business planning, financing, budgeting, marketing, customer care – our experts Chris and Mike are here to give their tips and advice on it all whatever stage your business may be at. Enhance your knowledge and skills, network with like-minded people and give your business a much needed favour with ‘Enabling your Business – Theory into Practice’.

Your success is our aim and we are looking forward to seeing you all soon!

 

Date and Time: 27th September 2016 5.00pm to 7pm

Address: Basepoint, Metcalf Way, Crawley, RH11 7XX

RSVP by 23rd September 2016
Christine.lyle@natwest.com 07788347095
mike@betafutures.com 01293 817229

Book by Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/enabling-your-business-theory-into-practice-tickets-26699368530

 

[1] Figures are for 2015 from fsb.org.uk

Thinking of Starting a Business? Some Top Tips…

We’ve all had an idea at some point we’ve contemplated turning into a business. It can be a daunting thought to take the first step –  especially if it requires forsaking a secure and paid job.  However, with the right guidance and plenty of ambition it can turn into a great success.

Here are some top tips for starting up a business…

  1. Set goals

It may seem obvious, but first and foremost know your goals. You may have an idea, but a vision of where to take that idea is crucial. Can your idea be turned into a business? And what will the end goal be of that business? Jot down your thoughts as they come so you can start structuring your ideas into a coherent manner and turn them into a definitive concept.

  1. Research

Do your research!  Research as much as you possibly can.  Market research will give you information of how viable your idea is and tell you whether there is demand for your product or service.

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  1. Know your target audience

Analyse your market research.  Determine who your audience is and target your marketing to attract that audience, which may relate to age, interest, demographic etc. and will help give your business better direction.

  1. Take your time

Remember that nothing happens overnight. Some of the initial start-up process and research may seem tedious, however the benefits in the long-run will make the business a success. A thorough plan, and well timed start up structure will ensure great results!

What’s next?

If you’re ready to take the plunge, the next stage would be to make a business plan and arrange finances. That’s where we come in! Beta Futures specialises in writing business plans, matching your business objectives to funding criteria and bid writing.

An outstanding business plan will also make the process of allocating funding much easier as it will state start-up costs and highlight long term costs and revenue, this will give possible funders a clear indication of what they will be investing into. Furthermore, as your business grows we can help you with training and resourcing.

Beta Futures will take you through the step by step process from business planning to funding. Contact us and let’s accelerate your growth!