The trial and error approach to business

There is a lot of emphasis on start-up and growth of business currently as a way of stimulating economic growth.

Inevitably there are a number of different approaches being promoted, to enable such business activity to thrive.

A variety of approaches is necessary because of course each business is different. As with many things though, it can be tempting to seek easy answers and shortcuts, but they are unlikely to provide value.

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Surviving your first year in business during a recession (Part 1)

Start-ups are rightly considered an essential feature of our economic recovery. So, having recently come through my first year in business despite the continued bad news on the economy, I would like to share my thoughts on what I have observed, both within my own business and clients that I have worked with.

A good idea that is timely does not rely on the strength of the economy

Quite simply – if people need what you are offering and you are the best at it, then it is possible to grow through bad economic times. It’s not easy, but it’s possible.

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