This article, the first in a 3 part series looks at the first steps in finding a small business idea.


Written by tiroberts
270 days ago

I for one think your biz should be something you're passionate about, or at least something you can tolerate

Written by tonyp21
269 days ago

Agree, but having said that my first successful business was doing something I hated, with a passion. I had a string of failures following my passions and on the advice of my mentor I went back to doing what I was good at.

Written by tonyp21
270 days ago

Hi Heather, thanks for the input. You raise a very important point, and it is one I keep emphasising with my new start-up mentees. As a new business owner you cannot expect to know everything and the mark of a good entrepreneur is the courage to admit this and seek qualified help when necessary

Written by HeatherStone
270 days ago


Great introduction. Possibly the best advice is looking at your expertise first. This doesn't mean you need to have all the skills necessary to run your business. You'll doubtless need to learn plenty and partner where necessary along the way. But an opportunity is only good if you have the skills necessary to take advantage of it, whether that's because you know enough to do much of the work yourself at first or are good enough at raising money, recruiting expertise and marketing to make it work even without the hands on experience.

Written by tonyp21
271 days ago

Hi Martin - just the 3 parts.

Written by lyceum
270 days ago

Tony: Thanks for the informatio. I will check out the other parts.

All the Best,


Written by lyceum
271 days ago

Tony: Are they 3 parts to your blog post series, or more?

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