As a female entrepreneur running a business in the traditionally male-oriented science and innovation sector, I previously found it difficult to meet other women in similar situations, but I have found many inspirational role models through Enterprising Women. Enterprising Women has helped me grow by giving me insight into how successful companies are run, and offering business support and advice.
When you are starting out, you must understand how much money (and time) it will take to:
- Get the first sale
- How many sales you need to break even and gain a profit
- How many sales you need to start the growth process.
At the start-up stage, one of the biggest challenges is finding customers, while gaining finance. When your business has developed, issues such as cash flow, growth funding, and factoring need to be addressed.
Use these resources to help you find out more. They are designed for both start-up and developed businesses.