How to start a business

(7 Posts)
Zebrafrog Tue 21-Aug-18 18:40:29

I have what I think could potentially be a great business idea. Im almost scared to share and scared to start.

I've always wanted my own business. And now the idea has come to me.

I need to talk to someone who can give me the confidence to do it. Do these people exist?

BiddisLifestyle Fri 24-Aug-18 08:44:25

Hate to read and run. Yes people do exist. Where are you based ? What are you wanting to do for your business? I’m a new starter. It’s scary but worth it.

angietaffs Thu 30-Aug-18 12:30:24

Hi Zebrafrog

I am more than happy to talk through your idea with you. If you go to my About page and scroll to the bottom, you can book a complimentary call so I can help you get your idea off the ground.

And being scared is part of the natural process but also means you could be on to something very exciting.

angietaffs Thu 30-Aug-18 12:31:03

It might help if I post the link!

annateresa Wed 30-Jan-19 17:24:35

How is it going? Are you winning? Is your business a success? You can ask me any question you have. I have been there and done it all.

Frazzled2207 Wed 30-Jan-19 17:38:00

I did it but it was a franchise I bought which is somewhat low risk. A proven formula, they tell you what to do. But you have to pay them a significant % on an ongoing basis.
A year on, no regrets at all. The one thing I would say however is that it's all consuming and almost impossible to totally switch off from. And having to do everything myself is exhausting at times. But you will get out of it what you put in, broadly

EsLewis Tue 05-Feb-19 14:55:22

It's daunting but so exciting! The key thing is to find a strong support network of other people who knows what it takes and you can learn from both their successes and mistakes. There are so many events and networks for people in your position that offer the advice and resources that will help you navigate the first steps.
If you can make it to South West London in March I know there is a programme of events for aspiring and established business owners that has many free events on many specific topics, like starting up to how to build a website for your business, as well as one-to-one advice sessions with various experts. The website is

Good luck and be brave!

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