Costa Coffee and Starbucks make it look so easy don't they? If your adorable little coffee shop is not making enough to cover its costs, what do you do? This post is based on a real life consultation with one of our lovely clients.
Some people hate figures, maths and numbers. Whilst you can delegate the bookkeeping and accounting for your business, you still need to stay on top of a few numbers just to know whether your business is healthy.
“It’s never been easier to start up your own business!” I’ve heard this countless times in the past few years from those that started businesses in the 80’s and 90’s and are now helping others to find their entrepreneurial spark.
None can live without toil, and a craft that provides your needs is a blessing indeed. But if you toil without rest, fatigue and weariness will overtake you, and you will denied the joy that comes from labour's end… Buddhist Maxim
Fear can be crippling. It renders us frozen, unable to look back and learn from previous victories or move forward to grasp new opportunities. For lots of people wanting to start their own business, fear is the biggest obstacle.
This question was asked on Quora. Now there’s a startup for a great case study. That aside, it is an interesting question. Should you go it alone or do you need a friend or two? And what are the skills that are critical to your startup success?
One of the reasons we wanted to create Soup to Nuts is because we know that starting a business is really hard work, especially if you’re trying to do it on your own. In fact, it’s so tough that lots of ideas don’t even get out of the starting blocks