Author, Wendy Foster Business Librarian/Start-Up Adviser In an ever-changing world the information you have can really boost your business by giving you access to what is happening right now and what is forecast to happen. With Brexit on everyone’s mind, we understand the need for up to date and accurate data and hold … More Researching Global Markets
Here at the City Business Library we are being asked daily if businesses can still contact each other now that we have GDPR (General Data Protection Act), along with the Data Protection Act 2018. It is great that people are asking, and it is not often a piece of legislation generates so much interest or … More Making business contacts now that GDPR is with us
If you are thinking about starting a business, a great way to research the market/industry sector is to check out other companies already trading in your sector. Two main elements to use: Financials – look at the financials of companies such as ratios, profits, turnover. These can help you see the trends in an industry. … More Learning from other companies…
Why… Let’s face it, carrying out research can seem an arduous task especially when you really just want to start your business. But… it is one of those things that if you can put in the time and energy at this point then you will reap the rewards, and it will mean you can start … More Why research your industry/market sector?
With all the start-up business support available for entrepreneurs, I’m surprised how much ‘business’ there actually is in advising people the steps necessary to start a business. It’s a question I get posed a lot of times – I’ve got an idea but I don’t know what to do next. There were over 600,000 … More How to start a business in five easy steps
Thinking of starting a business but don’t know how to make it happen? Starting a business is one of the most exciting things to do, but it’s not so easy when you just don’t know where to start, or even what you have to do to get it up and running. This is … More Introduction to Business Start-up