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Advice on getting a unique business idea off the ground

Discussion in 'General' started by pranks7er, 20 Apr 2005.

  1. pranks7er

    pranks7er mange tout

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    There is a unique business idea which i would like to maybe look into can anyone give advice on getting ideas of the ground?
     
  2. Hwulex

    Hwulex What's a Dremel?

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    Tried your local Natwest branch?
     
  3. ouija

    ouija Trust me, I am doctor!

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    Contact Small Business Gateway. They issue grants for new business (under terms and conditions of course) and can give you advice on starting a business. If you need funding from a bank you need to draw up a business plan. Your bank should be able to supply you with a pack with all the necessary forms and documentation.
     
  4. Lithium

    Lithium super spunk

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    Yeah I would recommend Business Gateway too. Been to them in the past. They really do give out good advice and put you in touch with a financial advisor.
     
  5. Chairboy

    Chairboy I want something good to die for...

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    I don't think the small business gateway operates outside Scotland.
     
  6. pranks7er

    pranks7er mange tout

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    think we have our own version of that called investni
     
  7. ouija

    ouija Trust me, I am doctor!

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    My bad.

    [edit] Oh yea, I was gonna ask what your idea was out of curiosity then realised I should mention that you don't tell anyone your idea :) :thumb:
     
  8. Chucjy

    Chucjy What's a Dremel?

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    aint there the princes trust or somthing as well ?
     
  9. padair

    padair Inebriated

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    INI replaced LEDU and the IDB, but they are a pile of poo if you want to start up a business. They're more interested in inward investment from foreign companies or from existing companies that want to expand (I used to work for the IDB).
    You're better off speaking to your local Enterprise Agency, they're used to dealing with people like you (plus they're not Civil Servants so you might actually get some useful advice)

    Alternatively if you're on the dole, why not try going on New Deal Self Employment option, give yer local Jobcentre / JABO a ring for more info.

    Hwulex, Natwest is known as the Ulster Bank in NI, though they don't offer a quarter of teh services and have (far) higher charges
     
  10. Spiral Architect

    Spiral Architect Cooked on Phonics

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    We have business link around here. Aparently they are quite helpful.
     

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