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Small Business Design – Is It Necessary?

by Paul Simister on May 26, 2011

I’d better make it clear what I mean by small business design. It has little to do with website design or graphic design. What I mean by small business design is carefully planning out:

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3 Personality Traits For Starting A Business

by Paul Simister on May 24, 2011

I regularly read the Harvard Business School blog and many of the articles are for big businesses but one inspired me to give you my own thoughts. If you are thinking about starting a small business, see how you measure up to these three personality traits:

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Any Woman Will Do Says Desperate Man

by Paul Simister on March 11, 2011

It is very tempting when you are starting a business to cast your net too widely and to try to appeal to many different types of customer. The problem is that by being so general, you finish up talking to no one. I think it’s easier to see how crazy this is by stepping out […]

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Will Your New Business Start-Up Succeed?

by Paul Simister on February 18, 2011

Have you ever seen the TV programme Dragons’ Den where entrepreneurs and inventors pitch for real money from multi-millionaire investors? The Dragons only have a short time to decide if they are going to invest based on whether they think the business that is being pitched to them will succeed or fail. How do they […]

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