Proudly handing in your notice to work full time in the business you have built on the side is a vision many entrepreneurs share. Why shouldn’t you be proud of that?
Ideas and opinions – fortunately are not a luxury. We all have them, get passionate about them but often they get relegated to the side as we get on with what matters to us in the present.
February 2020, I was on a flight to a food trade show in Vancouver and I was finalising my work travel plans for the summer. 4 continents in the space of 4 weeks – for a business that had started just a few months prior
Richard Bearman is Managing Director of Start Up Loans, a government-backed programme launched in 2012 to provide loans to early stage businesses throughout the UK who might otherwise have struggled to secure backing from high street lenders.
2020 has been a turbulent year for business. For some it’s forced tricky career re-evaluation, but for others it’s been the spark they needed, motivating spirited entrepreneurs to start a new business, or take their side hustles full time.
Over a year after businesses across the country had to close their doors, lockdown restrictions continue to ease and small business owners across the UK are returning to a sense of ‘normality’.
After a year of risk and unprecedented challenges, the easing of restrictions through March and April 2021 has provided small business owners across the UK with a light at the end of the tunnel.
The driving force behind the Start Up Loans programme has always been to support budding entrepreneurs from all walks of life to make their business dreams a reality.
Richard Bearman is the Managing Director of Start Up Loans, a government-backed programme that launched in 2012 to provide loans to people who would traditionally find it difficult to secure finance.
Let me sock it to you right up front - the biggest mistake that new businesses make is that they start investing time and money progressing their idea without properly understanding what the customer really wants and needs.