Help needed setting up a new business!

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Happymummy2014
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Help needed setting up a new business!

Postby Happymummy2014 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:01 am

I’m going to be setting up a business in the next couple of months (mediation and family succession planning). I’ve got lots of experience in the areas I will work in, but no experience at all of setting up or running a small business!
I would really love to find some local independent advisers to help me (a) with the mechanics (how do you do accounting, invoicing, VAT, tax and all the fun stuff), and (b) with a website and basic IT system.
As I’m a working mum myself, in an ideal world I would love to work with other self employed mums/parents who work in these fields. Or people who’ve helped other parents in a similar position.
All suggestions gratefully received!
Thank you 😊
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jtreliving
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Re: Help needed setting up a new business!

Postby jtreliving » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:20 pm

Hi Happymummy,

I know lots of businesses who could help you out with this. I will PM you with my contact number, why don’t you give me a ring tomorrow and I can talk you through who to speak to?

Best,

J
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Re: Help needed setting up a new business!

Postby ingrowzelqui » Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:11 pm

I had this experience. I mean, the experience of starting my own business. It can be really hard, OP. Make a good plan before you do that. One of my friends did it without a plan and it costed his business. Start from buying all the stuff you need for workspace. Then you can make a schedule for your employees. You can use this https://tracktime24.com/Free-Employee-Schedule-Template template for it. Also, try to make a good income and outcome plan. And remember - everything is in your own hands.
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Re: Help needed setting up a new business!

Postby sarah.tee » Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:05 pm

Hi,

I'm a local marketing consultant and business growth mentor.
I'd be happy to advise you on setting things up so that your marketing is the most effective it can be. After all, making sure you are targeting and attracting your ideal clients is fundamental to your business success.

Here is one of my professional profiles: https://www.bidvine.com/pro/sarah-threapleton

Feel free to give me a call for an informal chat - my number is 07799 713196.

Best regards,
Sarah Threapleton
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Re: Help needed setting up a new business!

Postby FandF » Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:38 am

Hi there,
I set up my own consultancy a couple of years ago. I thought once I had a laptop and insurance I’d be well on my way! But there are so many things to do!
A friend lent me ‘The 4 hour work week’ which totally changed my perspective on running a business. I’m not aiming to work only 4 hours per week, however it did make me think about delegating all the tasks that are a distraction from the core work (ie being productive rather than simply ‘busy’).
I also worked with a coach for the first 6 months (I won’t recommend him though as he was in a very specific niche) which helped hugely with streamlining what I was doing, getting clear on my offering, creating a website, and using LinkedIn etc. I’d recommend looking at Catherine Watkins’s ‘Business from the Heart’ membership programme. It’s not 1-2-1 (although I think you can pay extra for sessions) but gives you fresh resources and support all the way. Also check out Hetty Verney for all the business accounting, self-assessment, tax advice and setting up financial systems - I’m just about to start using her. PM me if you want to chat and pick my brain for any more contacts or learn more from my experience!
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