4 Things You Should Ask For Help With When You Start A Business

25 November 2015

Starting a business shouldn’t be a lonely process. You may be the mastermind behind your idea, but when it comes to making it happen, it’s always good to seek help with areas you’re not familiar with. Not sure what you should ask for help with, or how to do it? We’ve made a list of four things you should ask for help with when starting a business.

  1. Testing your idea

Lots of people are unwilling to talk about their business idea for a couple of different reasons. Some people are unwilling to open themselves up to other people and risk their idea potentially being ridiculed. Others are afraid that someone will steal their idea if they talk about it.

The truth is, sharing your idea is an excellent way to gain feedback and someone may say something that inspires you to think of an angle you’d never have considered on your own. As far as stealing your idea goes, you are the ingredient that makes your idea unique and no one can replicate that. Also, people are probably far too busy with their own ideas to consider taking yours.


  1. Not giving up

How can you ask for help with not giving up on your idea? This has its similarities with our last tip. By sharing your idea and getting your friends and family onside, you’ll create a support group that will help you to see your idea through. Sharing your plans means you’ve got a helpful bit of pressure to make it happen.

  1. Forming a company

There can be a lot of paperwork to navigate when forming a company. The time and hassle of getting to grips with all of the technicalities can be avoided by forming your company with an online company formation service. It’s really simple to do, and your company will be formed in 3-5 working hours. You can find out more about our online company formation service here.

  1. Marketing your company

Marketing is something that many business owners take on themselves, thinking it’s an area they can save money on. Unfortunately, these business owners will soon discover that even marketing basics, such as setting up social media accounts, take up a lot of hours that could be spent working on the business. Another good reason for asking for help with marketing is that experienced marketers can achieve results you might not be able to get on your own. Marketing could make your business a success, or a failure, depending on how well it has been done.

A good tip is to shop around for a marketing company. Ask other local businesses who they’d recommend and read any reviews about the company. This should help you to stay safe and spend your money on something that will give you a great return on investment.

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4 Reasons Why Now Is The Perfect Time To Start A Business

11 November 2015

Have you been waiting for the right moment to start your own business? Is it something that you’ve been considering for months, or even years, but have never found the perfect moment to get going? Unfortunately, waiting for the perfect moment is a real start-up killer, as perfect moments seldom arrive. Instead, starting your business right now is the best thing you can do to ensure your future success. Why? Because a business has zero chance of success if it doesn’t ever go from being a dream to a reality.

Here are four reasons why now really is the perfect time for you to start a business.

  1. The Christmas rush is coming

With a few exceptions, the run up to Christmas is a lucrative time for most businesses. If you can get your products or services out there in the next few weeks, you could be in time to profit from it. Starting a business during a season where people are more likely to be spending is a good way to give your company a fantastic initial boost.


  1. You don’t have to risk it all

If you’re not ready to quit the day job and risk everything on your business, that’s okay! The number of ‘sidepreneurs’ is on the rise. Sidepreneurs are people who have regular jobs, but they pursue their businesses/paid hobbies during their free time. This can be a really good way to start a business without the risk and if you’re successful, the side business could eventually make it so you can quit the day job.


  1. You don’t need to be a technical genius

Don’t let a fear of paperwork and technical ‘need to know’ put you off starting your business. Help is readily available and there’s no need for you to get bogged down. If you’re thinking about forming a company, you can use an online company formation service that will save you time and hassle. Form your company in just 2-4 working hours! You can find out more about our online company formation service here:


  1. Waiting won’t help you to succeed

We know we’ve said it before, but waiting for the perfect moment to start will not help you succeed if that moment never comes. Even if you don’t feel that you have enough time at the moment to fully commit to your idea, you can make it work. A few hours a day spent on a business is better than it never being started at all.


We’re here to help you start your business

We’re passionate about business and are here to help your start-up succeed. From a second to none online company formation service, to a brilliant business address service, and many other useful business services, we’re the best place for your business to begin. To find out more, you can visit our website or give us a call for a friendly chat on 020 8232 5479.