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One of the most common questions we get asked here at Shell LiveWIRE is “where can I get funding for my business?”
Everyone needs money to support their business idea(s), but sadly there aren't many free grants around and the ones that are available tend to be for small amounts of money, or...
Jodi Kean (O'My Tea)
Entrepreneur: Jodi Kean
Business: O'My Tea
Location: Tyne and Wear
O'My Tea (previously known as Choclateas) is a beverage company concentrating specifically on tea-based drinks. The drinks will use a mix of the finest loose leaf teas from around the world, pure...
Grants and Loans
Grants offer financial assistance for specific projects, e.g. the production of promotional materials or the restoration of a shopfront. The obvious benefits of grants are:
they don’t have to be repaid, unless you fall foul of the grant criteria
they cover some of your project...
Advertising can be costly and any business advertising for the first time must consider carefully the most cost-effective method. A suitable budget should be built into the business plan and its use monitored carefully for effectiveness and control.
All businesses need to advertise in some way....
Case Study: Green Street Media
Winners of a Shell LiveWIRE Grand Ideas Award in August 2010, Green Street Media offer a few words of wisdom about the importance of having an online presence.
Every marketplace is a competitive marketplace; a website is what customers use to choose between one business and another. That’s why...
Naming Your Business
The first thing any potential customer finds out about your business is its name. Therefore, the name that you choose is an important element in communicating your message.
Short, memorable names are sometimes best; it is not by accident that brand names in the very competitive detergent...
The article below was kindly written for us by Shell LiveWIRE member Anthony O'Flynn, Marketing Executive for MyDestination.com.
Franchising in an economic downturn
If you pick up any newspaper today, you’ll no doubt find a story on the state of the economy, notably what a bad state it’s...
The Partnership Act 1890 defines a partnership as ‘the relationship which subsists between persons carrying on a business in common with a view of profit’. Partnerships may employ other people, but cannot normally have more than 20 partners. (Professional partnerships such as accountants and...
Limited Liability Company
Limited companies exist in their own right, which means that the company's finances are separate from the personal finances of their owners.
Shareholders may be individuals or other companies. They are not responsible for the company's debts unless they have given guarantees - for example, a...
If you are a sole trader then you are the sole owner of the business. Whilst the business can still employ other people, you do not share ownership or responsibility in any way. There is much less formal activity involved in establishing this type of business and it is probably the most common...