Feel like you’re on a hamster wheel going nowhere ?

Do you have your goals set out for this year?

Did you create them at the beginning of the year but haven’t monitored them since then? If that’s you, don’t worry, you’re not alone.

Business goals help you gauge your success and help you stay motivated to reach those goals. Some people think the planning stage is drudgery but even those entrepreneurs who prefer the “fly by the seat of your pants” approach to running their business have specific goals in mind.

Not having goals is equivalent to being on a hamster wheel going nowhere.

Take a few minutes and think about what you want to accomplish in your business and make sure you’re not making any of these mistakes in your goal-setting process:

1. Procrastinating. You don’t need to wait until January 1st to set your goals. Try setting quarterly goals instead. If the idea seems overwhelming, set a timer for 30 minutes and start mapping your goals on paper.

2. Not prioritizing. You can...

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Thinking of setting up an online business?

As the UK is on the verge of 'opening up' again and life begins to get back to some sort of normality, you may be someone who's been working from home for a few months and decided that you actually like it. Believe me, it's not for everyone!

The thought of going back 'in' to work may not be filling you with happiness, and if you haven't started your own business yet, this might now be in the forefront of your mind.

One of the primary reasons people hesitate to start a business is their fear of needing many thousands of pounds in start-up money.

If you’re starting a brick-and-mortar business that requires a physical location and/or inventory, yes, those start-up costs can be very expensive. However, if you’re starting a service business online, working from the comfort of your own home, then the start-up costs are minimal.

Here are 5 ways to stay on budget while setting up your business:

1. Purchase a domain. Every business should have a website as part of their...

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