Revised and updated, this work is an excellent guide to taking those crucial first steps. Thousands of new businesses are set up each year in Britain, it is a breeding ground for new companies and entrepreneurs - consider the drinks company Innocent, Yo! Sushi or The Iron Bed Company. This guide will help readers increase their chances of emulating these companies' success. The features include: Deciding if you have what it takes; Researching an idea; Writing a business plan; Raising finance; and Getting your business up and running. This revised and updated edition, including a comprehensive directory of organisations and sources to help you on your way, is indispensable for anyone wishing to branch out on their own
Brain O'Kane is managing director of Oak Tree Press, Ireland's leading business book publisher. He is also the author of Starting a Business in Ireland.