Planning Grid (pdf)
A one-page tool developed by beepurple’s Clare Griffiths and Brad Crescenzo, authors of My Start-Up Plan. Use this in conjunction with Prompting Questions (below) as a quick and powerful way to assess your business idea.
Prompting Questions (pdf)
What is your vision for your business? What are the benefits of your product or service to your customers? What skills do you need to run and develop your own business? beepurple’s list of 45+ vital questions will get you thinking about your startup’s next steps.
Legal Aspects of Running a Business (pdf)
Visiting expert Ian Goodyer’s slides cover the use of contracts, company structure and sole traders, VAT, intellectual property and NDAs (Non-Disclosure Agreements). Look out for Ian’s specialist surgeries and workshops on the beepurple events calendar.
Getting Your Numbers in Shape (pdf)
Deana Ward of Fresh Ambition regularly visits beepurple to talk about pricing strategy, sales forecasting and your personal survival budget.
Sales for Non-Selling People (pdf)
Sales and marketing specialist Rob Da Costa shares his tips on creating a ‘sales funnel’ and pitching your products or service.