Perhaps it is Time for a New Type of Business Plan?

Lately, I’ve been rethinking Business Plans. On the one hand – in the consulting, finance, investor and academic world – what is meant by a Business Plan is a fairly comprehensive research project. It includes a thorough analysis of issues including customers, markets, competitors, pricing, marketing strategies, risks, which is always followed with detailed multi-paged

Love Your Competitors!

Although most entrepreneurs dream of having a market all to themselves, it has been shown that you’re probably better off with having some kind of competition. People usually think that with no competition the entire market for their product or service will be theirs. If nobody is competing in your space, it’s probably safe to

Funding the South African SME

In having dealt with thousands of start-ups over the last decade, one of the most contentious and challenges issues to any SME is arguably Access to/the Lack of Access to Funding. Read More: Here’s why investors won’t take another look at your Business Plan Here are a few truths and opinions regarding the Funding Landscape

Is Your Business Idea Feasible?

Feasible or not! Feasibility; an important component that so many new entrepreneurs fail to consider. Before you get to the stage of starting your own business, and opening your doors for the first time, there are two vital aspects that most individuals find very difficult; firstly, getting a new business idea and determining whether this new

How to Choose a Business Plan Specialist

Everyone knows the saying that there are only two things of which we are certain in life: “In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.” History tells us that this saying originates more than 220 years ago. American-born Benjamin Franklin was a statesman, scientist, and writer who frequently corresponded with the prominent international