What is an accelerator – and how can it help you?

By j.evans / March 2, 2021 / Handy Tips / No Comments

The first seed accelerator, Y Combinator, was launched in the USA in 2005.  Unlike incubators, that “incubate” new ideas, the purpose of an accelerator is to rapidly “accelerate” and scale-up start-ups with global potential through a program of education, mentorship and access to funding. Not all...

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Support for female run start-ups and businesses

By j.evans / February 8, 2021 / Handy Tips / No Comments

Whilst women have made some significant inroads into the start-up and entrepreneurial business scene in recent years, they still face challenges accessing support and funding. We have listed below some of the key programs and resources that specifically support female founders and start-ups. The ...

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How to write a winning grant application

By j.evans / December 1, 2020 / Grants and Awards / No Comments

Grant assessors typically evaluate hundreds of grant applicants.  Some of their frequent complaints are that applicants don’t clearly describe their business and/or their new project; fail to answer all of the questions; don’t include relevant quotes or supporting documents and submit budgets tha...

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How to build your ecommerce business

By j.evans / November 13, 2020 / Handy Tips / No Comments

Building your ecommerce business:  How to use drop shipping The drop shipping market is currently valued at over USD 149.4 billion and is expected to reach USD 557.9 billion by 2025.  Over 33% of all online stores use it.  So what is it? Drop shipping is a supply chain method in which the retaile...

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How to start a white label business

By j.evans / October 12, 2020 / Handy Tips / No Comments

Have you ever thought about starting your own white label business and selling online? It’s easier than you think – if you put in some work. So …what is a white label?  It’s a product or service produced by one company and rebranded and packaged by many other companies as their own.  Here’s...

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Getting new ideas to market – how to avoid the pitfalls

By j.evans / September 21, 2020 / Handy Tips / No Comments

New ideas – opportunities – and pitfalls Have you got time on your hands?  Use it to turn your innovative idea into a new business or explore new ways to pivot an existing business.  In challenging times, there are always opportunities! But what do you do next and how do you avoid the...

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Looking for funding for your business?

By j.evans / August 13, 2020 / Grants and Awards, Handy Tips / No Comments

Looking for funding for your business ideas. Know where and how to look and who to contact.

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COVID tips to help your business survive and thrive

Do an audit: what could you have done better, smarter or quicker during the lockdown? Make a contingency plan: prepare for other business disruptions Can your employees continue to do some work from home? What ongoing protocols do you need to have in place? Can you reach a larger market by delive...

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Disrupting the food delivery disruptors ….

By j.evans / June 11, 2020 / News / No Comments

Disrupting the food delivery disruptors

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Seven ways for your business to survive the COVID-19 crisis

By j.evans / May 7, 2020 / Handy Tips / No Comments

Plan how to manage your team, your business and cash flow during the crisis Audit your current skills, services, products and capabilities and consider how, or if they could be delivered differently. g. via YouTube, webinars, online platforms Explore the current needs and gaps in the marketplace....

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