Making your business an Olympic success

As attention turns to the 2012 Olympic Games, we consider how you can get your business off to a flying start and stay ahead of the competition with these Olympic-inspired tips.

Getting off the starting block … without jumping the gun

It takes years of hard work and perseverance for an athlete to make the starting line-up of an Olympic Games, and starting a business requires similar dedication.

If you’ve got a great idea for a new business, it can be tempting to push ahead without allowing sufficient time for research and planning. However, the more forethought you can give to the task of running your business, the more likely you are to succeed.

Becoming an Olympic success requires focus, determination and a long-term view. It can take years of hard work, long hours and plenty of stamina to build a successful and profitable business – as well as a robust planning strategy.

Before you get started, you will need to learn as much as possible about your chosen sector, the target market and your competitors, as well as any industry-specific regulations. You might even want to test the viability of your idea by initially running the business in the evenings or at weekends.

Of course, there are many other factors to consider, such as preparing a solid business plan, choosing the right business structure and raising the necessary finance.

These are areas where we can help – please contact us to discover how we can help to get your business off the starting blocks.

Overcoming hurdles

You are likely to encounter many hurdles throughout the lifecycle of your business, particularly during the early stages. But with careful planning it is possible to overcome these barriers.

One of the most common obstacles facing businesses today is securing the necessary funding. The key is to do your homework. If you’ve been refused finance through the traditional banking channels, research the alternative options such as business angels, venture capitalists and Government grants.

And don’t forget, the Enterprise Finance Guarantee (EFG) supports lending to viable businesses with an annual turnover of up to £25m seeking loans of between £1,000 and £1m.

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