Tips from start-ups
Everyone needs a little helping hand. So here are some top tips offered from entrepreneurs who chose Hammersmith & Fulham.
Find the property and the rest will happen.
Jennifer Fox, Cherry Red Hairdressers
Never invest more than you are prepared to lose. Sales are vanity, profits are sanity and cash in the bank is king.
Paul Kelly, I Can Help Your Business
Remember that starting a business in the UK is easy. What's difficult is to survive. A business plan and a marketing strategy are essentials.
Doriana Carlucci, Mind the Flat
Do plenty of research into what business structure will work best for you. We got it wrong the first time and it was tricky to change! Get a good accountant.
Lucy Beaumont, Pocket Arts
Make sure you choose an area of business you know well - you can learn a new skill or you can build a new business, but you can't do both at the same time.
Peter Strong, Computer Angels