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Tip - Set your objectives.
What do you want to achieve, and how will you get there? A clear roadmap will help you to understand what resources you need and when, as well as helping to highlight any pitfalls in your plan early on.
Grow your network and get new customers by networking at the event in the dedicated area and using the Wall of Connections, hosted by four of Manchester's best networking companies.
Tip - Get your brand out there - content creation.
Creating content will help you to get your brand out there and built trust with potential customers. It can also help to position you as a thought leader in your industry. You should always have a clear understanding of what you want your content to achieve, so it’s important to plan out a content strategy from the start.
Find out everything you need to know about hiring, employing and retaining staff - how to interview them, the basics of employment law, how to be a great leader, keeping them happy and more!
Tip - Get yourself out there - networking.
When you start a new business, it is more than likely that no one will know who you are or what you do. Networking is vital to the success of a new business venture. Offline, head to as many networking events as possible including specific networking events and informal business events like NBE.
Get the most out of future networking opportunities with our 6 Key Tips For Effective Networking.
Remember - you don't have to do it alone.
It takes a lot of time and effort to start a business and grow it to profitability. Whenever you have the chance to speak to someone who’s “been there and done that” take it. You’ll often find that the most impactful lessons of success for these established entrepreneurs have come from their biggest failures and you can learn a lot from them. The UK entrepreneurial network in the UK is very supportive, you just need to ask.
Someone who has climbed the business summit, Tricia Fox, Managing Director of Volpa, shares her top 15 tips for entrepreneurs after 15 successful years in the business.