Writing a business plan shouldn’t be intimidating or exhausting, where your mind feels more like a tornado than clear skies. The Lean Canvas method of business planning is a simplified process of getting your plan down on a page in 20 minutes or less. By asking nine relevant questions, Lean Canvas requires you to stay focused by answering each one in just one or two sentences. You can edit, update, redo, collaborate and store lean canvases; and once created you can export your canvas to a PDF and file it. What’s not to love about Lean Canvas
An exciting part of the start-up experience is the number of mentors and people who are prepared to offer encouragement and support to your development process. For anyone who has been part of this process, its exciting meeting new knowledgeable people, who explore and share the excitement for your business idea. It's can also be daunting and quite overwhelming. You can get a number of competing views, all contradicting the others, all challenging your thoughts and making suggestions on what you should do, with who, next. This is nothing new yet an important part of the start-up journey. It has a name - it called mentor whiplash.
Co-working office spaces - 6 benefits which explain their growing popularity by Ean Brown Partners Limited
An emerging trend that is gaining wide-spread appeal is the increase in co-working spaces. These work environments step away from the traditional notion of a single company leasing an office space; rather, they are fully equipped, tech-ready hives of activity, wherein entrepreneurs, SME's, start-ups and freelancers spend their time working, learning and collaborating.