Ask James Caan – 3rd May 2011 – Issue 46
I hope everyone enjoyed the break and is ready for the month ahead. Last week’s column provided a fantastic platform for the group to provide some really engaging feedback for Mira. Having read through the comments made, particularly Peter and Jack’s, I’m pleased to see the positive contributions. Let’s hope we can keep the momentum going!
This week I’d like to share some exciting developments, particularly for aspiring entrepreneurs, with news of the launch of my very first App – Business Secrets.
Business Secrets is packed with practical business advice and real life anecdotes built up through my 20 years of expertise. And, for a limited time only, it’s free to download. Please visit this link for more information: http://itunes.apple.com/app/id430824440?mt=8
Having spent most of my life creating and running businesses, I know it takes a considerable amount of work. And with recent initiatives such as ‘Start up Britain’ high on the agenda, entrepreneurs are searching for tools and resources that will help them to succeed.
Developing the App was a fantastic experience. I was fortunate enough to work with some of the biggest and best names in the digital world to provide a resource containing step-by-step, easy-to-understand lessons guaranteed to set any business on the right foot.
Inside, I cover the fundamental stages of setting up a business, from recruiting staff and managing growth to leadership tools and ways to raise finance. I provide realistic, achievable advice suited to all levels of business owner and recommend downloading it for extra insight.
The App hit Apple’s iStore last week and within two days, reached number one in the Business Category. Apple also named it “App of the Week” – which I hope you’ll agree, is great news and fantastic exposure for entrepreneurs.
In order for the private sector to help re-build the economy, business owners need access to the latest advice and to really gain competitive edge. Creating and running a small business against a backdrop of austerity, spending cuts and mass unemployment is considered by some, an impossible task. But I have found some of the best business ideas were born in such turbulent times.