Browsing Archive: June, 2011

Raising Capital to Fund your Capital Raising

Posted by Marcus Shane on Friday, June 24, 2011, In : Raising Capital 
Raising capital can be a time consuming and costly exercise.  It is critical to ensure you have enough funding to make it through the capital raising process.  Even small capital raisings can cost 30-50k to run.  Founders need to dedicate an average of 1 day per month for 6 months to the process, and ensure that they have sufficient funds to engage specialist advisors and lawyers to ensure that capital is raised in accordance with local legislation, and that all parties are adequately protect...
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How to Turn Your Business Idea into a Viable Business

Posted by Marcus Shane on Saturday, June 4, 2011, In : Business Idea to Reality 

Have a great business idea but not sure how to make it happen? Marcus Tarrant, business planning consultant for over two decades and creator of the Business Planning HQ Toolkit, has revealed his top tips to successfully turn your business idea into a thriving business!

The journey from idea to viable business is more often than not, a complex and frustrating journey. Understanding some of the pitfalls before you set out should make the path a little smoother, and by following Marcus’ tips ...


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Marcus Tarrant Marcus Tarrant is a leading or management consultant, entrepreneur and thought leader. He has worked for leading consulting firms including Deloitte Consulting, leading major strategy development and business planning initiatives. Business Planning HQ was developed to bring the advantages gained by employing a consultant, without the associated cost. We have developed the “Question Led Approach” to simplify the process of creating a high quality business plan. Our clients agree with our claims that we have reduced their planning times from over 1 week, to less than 4 hours.