In this four-segment program, Freeserve founder Ajaz Ahmed, a shop owner, a software developer, an inventor of a better children’s toothbrush, and others share their experiences and insights. Motives and Traits describes what makes an entrepreneur; Risks and Rewards tells how entrepreneurs find balance amidst the chaos of a startup; Developing Business Plans explains key elements such as the market profile, sales forecast, and income and cost statement; and Sources of Information and Guidance.
Starting a business is like learning a musical instrument—certain steps and practices are required, or you just make noise. This video shows aspiring entrepreneurs ten principles for creating a solid, profitable company. Developing a realistic plan, seeking guidance from experienced mentors, building rapport with suppliers, and maintaining client relationships are a few of the subjects covered.
With in-depth interviews featuring young owner/managers of recent computer gaming and graphics start-ups, Keys to Success in Business provides specific advice on recognizing, enhancing, and fine-tuning company strengths, and on increasing harmony among partners.
Andrew Selby and Ali Farzad couldn’t find a place to buy cool iPod gear, so they started their own online business selling it—and profits are rising. Now they see an opportunity to expand into the Internet telephony market with phones and accessories, but exploiting it would mean embracing risk, enlarging their operation, and working harder than ever before. In this program, mentor John Boyle opens Andrew and Ali’s eyes to the untapped potential of i-magine and motivates them to leap into
Alice Shreeve and Hannah Coniam are the founders/designers for Belle & Bunty, London. Their trendy garments can be found in upscale boutiques and in the pages of Vogue, Glamour, and Elle—but they have yet to turn enough profit to expand their business or even pay themselves a wage. In this program, mentor John Boyle advises the duo to strenuously build their brand image to help them secure investment that will enable them to take their company to the next level.