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Forum: Shell LiveWIRE 01-05-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,662
Posted By amac
Startups With Potential

Inspired by this thread on Lion (http://www.lion.co.uk/community/questions/4fa0542c12a4842032000002), I thought I'd share the question here on SL. What are UK business startups with great potential?...
Forum: Shell LiveWIRE 29-04-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,204
Posted By amac
I like this outline by Sequoia Capital...

I like this outline by Sequoia Capital (http://www.sequoiacap.com/ideas). Whilst it's basic enough, it covers pretty much all the areas you need to think about when starting a company.
Forum: Shell LiveWIRE 29-04-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,233
Posted By amac
Good advice re. contacting and using an...

Good advice re. contacting and using an accountant.

I think you should look at setting up yourself to be a sole trader starting out. This means you'll not be earning more than circa £1000 a month,...
Forum: Shell LiveWIRE 29-04-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,409
Posted By amac
I think you have to look at this in the context...

I think you have to look at this in the context of online marketing first of all. In response to the question, I'd probably say yes, but I split the nature of online marketing into two areas;...
Forum: Shell LiveWIRE 26-04-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,512
Posted By amac
Thanks for sharing this. Open source has...

Thanks for sharing this. Open source has definitely made big in-roads in content management within enterprises, I can see other areas e.g erp, server tools etc making similar in-roads too.
Forum: Shell LiveWIRE 20-04-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,483
Posted By amac
The web offers many opportunities - you can...

The web offers many opportunities - you can startup without the need for many of the fixed assets that 'offline' businesses require. If you have services you offer or indeed if you can build your...
Forum: Shell LiveWIRE 17-04-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,730
Posted By amac
A good idea - good luck,

A good idea - good luck,
Forum: Shell LiveWIRE 15-04-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,118
Posted By amac
Yes, this is an important point. Investors are...

Yes, this is an important point. Investors are desperately needed to fulfill the shortage of lending whilst banks sort themselves out. It remains to be seen whether banks will ever lend to the kind...
Forum: Shell LiveWIRE 14-04-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 945
Posted By amac
I like the color palette though you probably need...

I like the color palette though you probably need to work on your content marketing strategy i.e the homepage.
Forum: Shell LiveWIRE 14-04-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 709
Posted By amac
Nice. I don't like stock photography though and...

Nice. I don't like stock photography though and I'd think about doing something else with the space.
Forum: Shell LiveWIRE 11-04-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,373
Posted By amac
Try reading this article...

Try reading this article (seomoz.org/blog/the-noob-guide-to-online-marketing-with-giant-infographic-11928) - it's the best guide to online marketing out there IMO.
Forum: Shell LiveWIRE 11-04-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,768
Posted By amac
Here off course! If you Google 'Business...

Here off course!

If you Google 'Business News' or 'Business Advice', you will find many forums and news websites that will be helpful. Bookmark these.

Also, my company Lion (http://lion.co.uk)...
Forum: Shell LiveWIRE 11-04-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,005
Posted By amac
I'd probably look at a business with relatively...

I'd probably look at a business with relatively low startup costs; some kind of service provision.
Forum: Shell LiveWIRE 11-04-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,466
Posted By amac
Nice. Similar to what I'm doing with Lion...

Nice. Similar to what I'm doing with Lion (http://lion.co.uk).
Forum: Shell LiveWIRE 04-04-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,999
Posted By amac
Charge an hourly rate or fixed price.

Charge an hourly rate or fixed price.
Forum: Shell LiveWIRE 04-04-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,886
Posted By amac
Do you work in a design or creative position...

Do you work in a design or creative position right now? Might be an idea to talk to like-minded people in the workplace.
Forum: Shell LiveWIRE 04-04-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,300
Posted By amac
Each to their own but I'm not sure that's the...

Each to their own but I'm not sure that's the right approach.
Forum: Shell LiveWIRE 01-04-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 99,129
Posted By amac
Work in IT. You will not only build your own...

Work in IT. You will not only build your own skills but you'll meet other likeminded people. You'll find many of the startup success stories in IT were actually teams of people building new...
Forum: Shell LiveWIRE 24-03-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,587
Posted By amac
Companies House (http://companieshouse.gov.uk) is...

Companies House (http://companieshouse.gov.uk) is a good place to start checking names. Also, try Intellectual Property Office (www.ipo.gov.uk) and search for trademarks and other name related...
Forum: Shell LiveWIRE 22-03-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,197
Posted By amac
Thanks for the feedback Stephen, will work on...

Thanks for the feedback Stephen, will work on some of those for sure.
Forum: Shell LiveWIRE 20-03-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,197
Posted By amac
Cheers. Please feel free to join and market your...

Cheers. Please feel free to join and market your business.
Forum: Shell LiveWIRE 20-03-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,197
Posted By amac
Review My Site: Lion.co.uk

Hey guys,

It's been a long road but finally my team and I have managed to re-develop our site, Lion (http://lion.co.uk). The site allows UK entrepreneurs to share news, advice and discussion -...
Forum: Shell LiveWIRE 10-03-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,343
Posted By amac
Another useful SEOmoz article here...

Another useful SEOmoz article here (seomoz.org/blog/the-noob-guide-to-online-marketing-with-giant-infographic-11928). Good content is always the short answer in this situation, though following the...
Forum: Shell LiveWIRE 10-03-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,613
Posted By amac
Starting sooner. Starting itself is the most...

Starting sooner. Starting itself is the most difficult thing in many respects.
Forum: Shell LiveWIRE 04-03-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,763
Posted By amac
Fair shout Andrew, I agree with you in principle....

Fair shout Andrew, I agree with you in principle. ManchesterOnlinePrinting would probably make a solid choice, but it would be seriously boring.

You could always go half descriptive. An example...
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