Start-up Sunday Week 1 - Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway!
Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway - Start-up Sunday
I can't start my own business, I have no money!
I have no time.
My family would laugh at me.
People like me just don't run businesses.
I'm scared, I have no business skills.
I have always been bad at maths, how could I possibly keep records.
No one would want to buy what I make.
I will be a failure.
But you need to know about taxes and I know nothing.
I would need a business plan and I just don't know where to start.
Do any of the statements above sound familiar to you? Thought so. Here, at Creation Collaboration, we really have been there, done that and bought the t-shirt.
Over the next 8 weeks, we will be taking you through such important topics as writing a business plan, building a brand, networking and, most importantly and the thing that seems to daunt most prospective business owners, taxes.
We have all been in the position of starting out, we have felt and faced the fear of the unknown, we would like to give you the benefit of our experience start ups or a more experienced trader we hope you will find our guide helpful and useful.
Week 1 - Introduction - Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway! Week 2 - Sole Trader, Partnership or Limited Company? What's the difference & what option is best for you? Week 3 - Writing a Business Plan Week 4 - Website or no Website? Week 5 - Self Assesment, VAT, PAYE and Record Keeping Week 6 - Legislation and Insurance Week 7 - Building a Brand Week 8 - Online Marketing and Social Media Week 9 - The Future and Beyond
Please tell everyone you know who would find this information useful - we'll be covering really important topics that could really help you out!
Our Week 2 subject blog post on Sole Trader, Partnership or Limited Company - what's the difference & what option is best for you will be posted on Sunday 13 June. Make sure to check back!