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My Guide to starting your own business – Part 12 Final words of wisdom

Written by: R L (Bob) Hall (BSc, PhD; University of Nottingham) Owner and MD of Top and Jeffries Limited; Co – owner & Chairman of Fuel Additive Science Technologies Limited, Shropshire, UK It is risky to start up a business, but my perception is that the risk has not changed significantly over the years, especially …

Icing on the Cake…

Written by Steve Miller, (Management Studies 2010) I wish I could develop a business model and strategy to make money from cliche company motto’s and marketing terms. I’d be as successful as Roman Abramovich. I was on the train, sat opposite a well spoken entrepreneur. He was on his Macbook talking to somebody through the …

My guide to starting your own business – Part 6 “Setting a pricing strategy”

Written by: R L (Bob) Hall (BSc, PhD; University Of Nottingham ) Owner & MD of Top & Jeffries Limited; Co-owner & Chairman of Fuel Additive Science Technologies Limited, Shropshire, UK Welcome to the sixth in the series – “Starting your own business – what I wish someone had told me 25 years ago.” Setting prices …

Starting a New Business using WordPress

By Steve Miller (Management Studies 2010) It is hard to imagine there are many businesses that wouldn’t benefit from having a website, even if it is just to provide basic information about yourself or your company. In my own business we have invested heavily in e-commerce websites but we also use WordPress as a blogging …

My guide to starting your own business – Part 5 “Selling”

Written by: R L (Bob) Hall (BSc, PhD; University Of Nottingham ) Owner & MD of Top & Jeffries Limited; Co-owner & Chairman of Fuel Additive Science Technologies Limited, Shropshire, UK Welcome to the fifth in the series – “Starting your own business – what I wish someone had told me 25 years ago.” Start by …

My guide to starting your own business – Part 4

Written by: R L (Bob) Hall (BSc, PhD; University Of Nottingham ) Owner & MD of Top & Jeffries Limited; Co-owner & Chairman of Fuel Additive Science Technologies Limited, Shropshire, UK Welcome to the fourth in the series – “Starting your own business – what I wish someone had told me 25 years ago.” This …

My guide to starting your own business – Part 3

Written by: R L (Bob) Hall (BSc, PhD; University Of Nottingham ) Owner & MD of Top & Jeffries Limited; Co-owner & Chairman of Fuel Additive Science Technologies Limited, Shropshire, UK Welcome to the third in the series of my blog discussing “ Starting your own business – what I wish someone had told me …

My guide to starting your own business – Part 2

Written by: R L (Bob) Hall (BSc, PhD; University Of Nottingham ) Owner & MD of Top & Jeffries Limited; Co-owner & Chairman of Fuel Additive Science Technologies Limited, Shropshire, UK The Law of Unintended Consequences Welcome to the second on my series, entitled “My guide to starting your own business” If you missed the …

My guide to starting your own business – Part 1

Written by: R L (Bob) Hall (BSc, PhD; University Of Nottingham ) Owner & MD of Top & Jeffries Limited; Co-owner & Chairman of Fuel Additive Science Technologies Limited, Shropshire, UK Are you thinking about starting your own business? I have compiled this twelve part series discussing my top- tips; pitfalls to avoid and best …

From Sums to Suds!

When Rob Sampson (Mathematics 2001) decided to make gifts for his friends and family in 2010 he didn’t expect it to lead to an exciting new business venture! We have all been there, looking for gifts at Christmas uninspired by the obvious presents which adorn the shelves; Rob decided that instead of settling for another …