Let's Get Down to Business

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August 27, 2021 00:26:55
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07 | Liz Bylett – How she gave Richard Branson a black eye

Welcome to episode 7 and our final episode of our ‘Getting Started’ series. This week we’re joined by a very special guest speaker, Liz Bylett from Follies Face & Body Art, to talk about how her journey in business in the last 31 years and how she gave Richard Branson a black eye. There will be lots of inspirational takeaways and insight into Liz’s entrepreneurial mindset, how she built a successful business doing what she loves and kept reinventing herself and the business through its challenges. For more from Liz and her business, visit https://www.follies.co.uk/ or contact [email protected] ...

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August 20, 2021 00:27:46
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06 | How and when to take on your first employee

So, your business is starting to grow and you’re chasing your tail trying to keep your customers happy, take on new customers and work on your business. To propel the growth of your business it may be time to start thinking about taking on your first employee, but where do you start? In episode 6 of our Getting Started series, we’re joined by HR advisor at A4G, Donna Bygrave. You will find out when is the right time to take on a member of staff, how to map out the full recruitment process, how to decide on the rate of pay and terms and conditions, how to write a contract and when you have your new staff member how to keep them happy.   For further support in anything mentioned in the podcast, head over to our website: https://www.a4g-llp.co.uk/outsourced-hr-support ...

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August 13, 2021 00:24:52
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05 | How to get new customers

Welcome to episode 5 of our ‘Getting Started’ series. This week host, Charlotte Newman, is joined by Josh Curties and Emma White, both partners at A4G, to discuss how to get new customers, including finding your Unique Selling Point (USP) and developing a Marketing strategy. Most business owners start a new business as a technician. You know you’re good at what you do so you set up a business, but how do you promote it? What is inbound, outbound and referral marketing? What is your USP and how can you use it to get new customers? How do you ensure you’re doing things to get the best return on investment? We delve into it all in this episode.  For further guidance on Marketing, head over to our website www.a4g-llp.co.uk or email [email protected] to enquire about how we can help you with your marketing. ...

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August 06, 2021 00:26:58
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04 | Finance side of your business (part 2)

Welcome to the 4th episode of our ‘Getting Started’ series. This week we’re joined by partner, Emma White, to discuss how to best keep your accounting records right from the start, streamline your processes saving you time and money and how to manage your cash flow effectively.  As a new business owner you probably just want to get your business moving and just hope for the best with your accounting records and cash flow but keeping a close eye on your financials is vital to the long-term success of your business, and with our tips we can make this area less time-consuming and more effective. You can download our free 5 minute cash flow tool here https://www.a4g-llp.co.uk/blog/11-tips-for-cash-flow-management-to-get-through-coronavirus or by emailing [email protected] ...

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July 30, 2021 00:25:59
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03 | The finance side of starting a business

Welcome to the 3rd episode of our ‘Getting Started’ series. This week we’re joined by partner, Josh Curties to discuss how to identify your real break-even point to ensure your business is not just making sales but making profit right from the start. Break-even is one of the most important things you need to know before you start your business. We discuss everything from managing your personal finances, working out how much you need to live on (including all those luxuries), how to minimise overheads (including debts), how to take seasonability into consideration to increasing your profit margins and deciding and increasing your price.  To make this even easier for you, we have a free break-even calculator tool available here https://www.a4g-llp.co.uk/articles/calculating-break-even-point or by emailing [email protected] ...

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July 23, 2021 00:26:10
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02 | Getting started

You’ve had a great idea and you think you can make a business out of it, now what? This week host, Charlotte Newman, is joined again by Managing Partner of A4G, Malcolm Palmer to talk about the first things you need to do to get your business started.  We discuss everything from how to do market research to ensure there is a need for your product or service (and it’s not just something you want to do), how to easily put together a business plan and how to get your customers and best serve them to how to decide on how to structure your business, the importance of getting insurance from the start and whether you need to get legal advice this early on.  It’s time to learn, it’s time to grow, it’s time to Get Down to Business.  For further advice and tools for starting your business, visit www.a4g-llp.co.uk. ...

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