Today on StartupSmart, we explode some myths surrounding the vulnerability of start-ups.
Contrary to popular belief, most new businesses make it through their first year, only to run into trouble from year two onwards.
So how can you ensure you emerge unscathed from the danger zone? We speak to the experts to find out the top tips to planning for growth from day one.
Elsewhere, in the first in series of new blogs we’ll be running each day on StartupSmart, entrepreneur Jo Burston ponders when you should take on a PA.
Plus, we profile journalist-turned-fashion entrepreneur Nikki Parkinson and mentor Gillian Franklin has some advice on how to deal with an unreliable supplier.
Oliver Milman, editor