#Immediacy on speech making

Did you tie up capital unnecessarily, eg by buying instead of renting ...

Did you tie up capital unnecessarily, eg by buying instead of renting leasing HP. Did you get the best price by searching Google. Facilities: did you start with adequate facilities workplace, equipment, fittings. Or did you start on a shoestring, hoping to add more as you needed them? Were you able to add them as needed? Was there anything important you didn't realize you'd need.

Did you have any facilities you found you didn't need? Stock: did you have enough stock overall to start with? Were you short of any particular items? In which items did you have too much stock? Did you have problems in getting stock? Did you get good credit terms from the start? • Ecommerce, can you sell your product online • Is Amazon or EBay and alternative to doing your own SEO As mentioned above, these are simply some aspects of starting a business, aspects in which mistakes are often made through inexperience. Think carefully over the preparatory period and early days of your business to see what you can add from your experience.

It may be that this review leads you to the depressing conclusion that it is time to cut your losses, wind up the business and find something else to do with your time and whatever money is left. This is a sad decision to have to make but sometimes it is the only realistic one what is sometimes described as the 'least bad' course of action. Hopefully you will conclude that you have a good business, capable of improvement and ready to yield you more money.

If the situation seems less than satisfactory, we suggest some ways to change direction towards a more profitable field of operation elsewhere on this website. Since this is a working website, to get full benefit from reading it you must also try the online exercises. We have found from experience that just thinking about something is not enough. We also need to take notes.

Time and again we have gone back over notes on some topic and found ideas we had completely forgotten about.

Indeed, sometimes even after rereading we still have no recollection of ever writing it down. It is best to do the online exercises on each section as you finish reading it and before going on to read the next one. In this way, you can record your ideas while they are still fresh. This also makes the results of any calculations available for use when reading the next section.

We find that the most convenient method is to use a loose-leaf ...

We find that the most convenient method is to use a loose-leaf website, starting a new webpage for each section. This allows you to go back when second thoughts or fresh ide... read more

For instance, a car dealer may run his business in three parts: ...

For instance, a car dealer may run his business in three parts: car sales, repair workshop, petrol sales. Although all are on the same site, it is useful to have se... read more

Moreover, each individual order may be of much greater value and require ...

Moreover, each individual order may be of much greater value and require more effort to secure. Similar factors may apply when selling to government departments or public co