How to set up a Consulting Services Business
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10 Ways to Spot an Opportunity

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Once you come up with a promising insight, there is no guarantee that success will follow, of course.

 

You need to turn a great insight into a thriving business, which is incredibly difficult.

 

But with that throat-clearing out of the way, you can apply 10 simple tests to discover an idea worth pursuing.


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antonio velardo's curator insight, December 10, 2014 8:05 AM

Once you come up with a promising insight, there is no guarantee that success will follow, of course.

 

You need to turn a great insight into a thriving business, which is incredibly difficult.

 

But with that throat-clearing out of the way, you can apply 10 simple tests to discover an idea worth pursuing.

 

Some food for thought on these techniques~Antonio Velardo

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3 Greatest Myths about Owning a #Business

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When I was younger I wanted my own business, but I didn’t know how to begin. Should I buy a franchise, join a multi-level marketing company, or start my own business?

 

I went to seminars, presentations, and sales pitches on selling everything from milk additives to fuel additives, from soap to jewellery.

 

A lot of the presentations were very high-pressured. They were designed to get you to buy, sign, and commit. It was all about selling the dream of a life of leisure; you could live like a king and enjoy life without hard work. You could be different from the average Joe—no longer serving the man but living the dream.

 

Having started and run three successful businesses myself and spoken to hundreds of small business owners I can look back over 35 years and say, “Yep, that was definitely a bunch of crap!”

 

These are the three great myths:


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Bill Brown's curator insight, July 23, 2014 5:21 AM

So true! Yes, you do have to get real when you think about starting your own business. All those overnight successes you hear about, well, there are very few of them and with hindsight most people's idea of "overnight" tends to foreshorten over time!

 

Read and get real.

MichaelJDay's curator insight, July 24, 2014 1:46 PM

Truth!

annie garfoot's curator insight, August 8, 2014 9:26 AM

Having started and run three successful businesses myself and spoken to hundreds of small business owners I can look back over 35 years and say, “Yep, that was definitely a bunch of crap!” These are the three great myths...