Do You Mean Business?

First published in VS Magazine February 1990 Some people think that you just get an idea, a bank loan and then you are in business. This may be true for a few people, but for the majority of us it takes a little longer. Ade Sawyerr looks at the strategies that you need to apply when you say ‘I want to start a business, and mean it’. TO START • You need to have a sound idea of the product or service you want to supply. • There must be a viable market for which demand is likely to […]

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Charitable Status

Question We are a group of lone mothers who have been meeting informally for a year. We now have a growing number of members and feel it is time to become a charity. What do we have to do and be prepared for? Answer Becoming a charity must not be taken lightly because there are several responsibilities attached to this move. Most new organisations think that they will automatically have access to funding because they turn themselves into a charity. That is not always the case, in the same vein, there are several associations that are able to raise funding […]

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