By Neil Lewis
Finished, HARD-WON, NO-NONSENSE suggestion a hundred principles for marketers covers each element of commercial from the entrepreneur's viewpoint. not like different courses it avoids mere theorising. as a substitute, every little thing is tackled in mild of the realities of industrial within the twenty first century, and during the lens of great entrepreneurial adventure. the increase of laws, the impression of pageant and the expansion of globalisation signifies that start-ups need to be extra versatile and powerful than ever ahead of with a purpose to be triumphant. conscious of this, Neil Lewis offers sensible and unique suggestion on: - the best way to competently degree revenue - and what a very sustainable company seems like (and the way it could be grown) - tips on how to deal with recruitment - and never purely why freelance is the long run, yet how top to use it - how one can deal with your administration workforce, set powerful targets on your company and stop the rot from atmosphere in - the easiest time to promote your corporation (and how most sensible to do it). He additionally brings to undergo his stories on facing dividends, shareholders and different complicated elements of working a start-up. GRITTY knowledge obtainable and remarkable - counterintuitive from time to time, now and then reassuringly basic; refreshingly real looking all through - a hundred ideas is the last word spouse for contemporary entrepreneur. it's the direct and well-deserved knowledge of an entrepreneur who has noticeable all of it: the giddying heights of attaining a £12m valuation in 8 years from an easy commence in a again bed room with a working laptop or computer and £2,000; the dizzying descent of wasting all of it in , and the paintings required to choose up and begin, effectively, back.
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However, if the other party does come back, remember not to negotiate them down too hard, as you must leave sufﬁcient proﬁt or other incentive for them to want to deliver a quality piece of work. Ultimately, a poor or average piece of work is not worth anything anyway and will damage your business either immediately or in the long run. Therefore, don’t allow agreements where the provider doesn’t care about the quality of the outcome. Typically this means that it is better to be a medium-sized client of a small ﬁrm than a tiny client of a very large ﬁrm.
Of course, a new business, with little revenue and just a founder working full time is going to have a low revenue per employee. The point here is not the absolute ﬁgure but whether the revenue per employee is growing. If the revenue per employee is increasing, then you are building strength into your business (getting closer to a Google). If the ﬁgure is declining, then your business is weakening (getting closer to going bust). The long-term future of your business will depend on your ability to increase the revenue per (or per equivalent) employee – albeit without using accounting tricks, such as moving some staff members ‘off balance sheet’ by outsourcing work.
Perhaps you can offer some free promotion in return for ofﬁce space, advice or help with the accounts? More ambitiously, if you cannot pay for your accounts, why don’t you offer to introduce four new clients to your accountant for free instead? Of course, it’s important that you can deliver at least one paying customer up-front, as this will immediately establish your credibility. And given that your accountant, like all businesses, will spend between 10 and 50% of their income on marketing to reach new and existing customers, your offer may be very welcome.
100 Rules For Entrepreneurs: Real-life business lessons by Neil Lewis