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Business Planning: A Guide to Business Start-Up by David Butler

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Chapter 4   PersonalChapter 4   skills andChapter 4   abilities

There have been many people who in the past have nursed a secret aspiration to run their own business. For most, the prospect remains just a wishful thought. For others, something happens in their lives which presents an opportunity, perhaps an unexpected inheritance or an event which forces a change in direction, such as redundancy. But simply having the money to start a business is not enough. Even in the case of the trades person who is made redundant, possessing both the technical skills needed to work and the redundancy pay-out to start on his or her own, surviving in business requires a much wider portfolio of skills. The problems lie, first, in identifying which specific ...

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