Posted: Wed 13th Jul 2022
Starting and running your own business is both tough and rewarding in equal measure.
Fortunately, Enterprise Nation’s ever-growing community of small business advisers brings the expertise and experience to the table necessary for succeeding.
If you are looking for some summer entrepreneurial inspiration, here are five of Enterprise Nation’s very best advisers sharing their thoughts and top tips.
With over 30 years of experience in the fashion industry, Beth has provided support for many hundreds of businesses in the sector, and has become one of the most popular and active advisers on the Enterprise Nation platform.
“Keep faith with yourself, remember who you are, why you are special, and the benefits of what you offer.”
“Stand out from the crowd, plan, strategise, keep it sweet and simple, and make your offer fun and engaging.”
Karen is an e-commerce adviser who has provided training to giants such as Amazon, Etsy, eBay, and Wayfair, as well as many hundreds of small businesses.
“Most of the things you think you can't do, you will end up doing, and doing it well!”
“Business owners often struggle to take time out for holidays themselves! If that is the case, then at least take advantage of other people's holiday time.
“Summer may be quieter, so it is a great time to catch up with admin and plan ahead for new projects. Get a head start on opportunities which may arise while your competitors are sunning themselves!”
As a qualified non-executive director, senior business leader and strategic planning specialist, Mark is an expert in challenging and developing cross-functional business strategies to help SMEs grow.
“Keep a very close eye on the money.”
“If you have a small number of staff members, ensure that each key function they perform is covered while much-earned holidays are taken so that your business continues to operate at the same level of service. “
Public relations consultant Jane helps entrepreneurs maximise business potential using targeted and focused PR campaigns
“It will all be fine!”
“Make use of any quiet time to work on your PR strategy for the year ahead. Think about the goals you want to achieve and why, whether that be to raise your profile or to win new business or investment.
“Work backwards as to how you could achieve that goal through PR and consider the media outlets which could help you make that happen - what could you tell them that they might be interested in?
“If you need any further help, get in touch with a friendly PR advisor from Enterprise Nation!”
David is an entrepreneur-turned-adviser who loves nothing more than helping fellow business owners in the world of food.
“People are your greatest asset. Make sure you are bringing the right people into a project; they can make it thrive.”
“Summer is the best time to plan and execute exciting events!”
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