How To Grow Your Start-Up Venture When You’re Lost

How To Grow Your Start-Up Venture When You’re Lost


I have recently started a small business. I would like for my ventures to grow, with some assistance. How do I move forward?

The starting point for any venture is some form of a plan. I am not talking about a telephone-directory thick business plan, nor a plan developed for you by someone else in order to try and raise funding, but rather a tight, concise plan that lays out your core business, your potential customers, your product or service focus and the primary actions you need to do in the short-term to get the concept off the ground.

Resource: Keep it Simple: How to Write a One Page Business Plan

There are many good templates for a simple strategic plan available online, such as the Business Model Canvas. You should also look at what business development programmes, if any, there are out there that may be able to offer some support.

Examples would be the SAB Tholoana Programme, and some of the support initiatives offered by organisations such as Fetola and Edge Growth.

Finally, you should approach SEDA and see what support they could possibly provide. Find more information on SEDA here.

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Anton Ressel
Anton Ressel is a business strategist, social commentator and writer as well as the founder and Director of ARC Consulting, a small business specialist agency that offers mentorship, support and other services to entrepreneurs and emerging businesses nationally. See for more info.

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