Online Dragon Julie Meyer discusses how to get a business off the ground

Developing a new business can be a daunting prospect. As you work towards your goals independent guidance and support can be invaluable. As Britain’s small businesses look set to grow the UK economy in the next 12 months it is vital you are armed with the right knowledge to strengthen your business case.  But whether you are a business which needs help cutting costs and managing resources or setting realistic objectives and exploring new areas – knowing where to turn can often be confusing.

We have a WebTV show (see below)  featuring Online Dragon Julie Meyer, Founder and Chief Executive of Ariadne Capital, who is passionate about backing new entrepreneurs. She will be offering smart advice on how to put a good idea into practise and put together a formal business plan, she can help individuals take stock of their current state of affairs and see areas where they can afford to grow.

So whether you are a budding entrepreneur who needs some help getting your ideas off the ground or an SME business owner who is struggling to get further financial backing, there is help out there once you know where to look for it.

The  show coincided with the launch of Barclay’s “Take One Small Step” business idea competition; in which ten SMEs in each region will win a prize of £50,000 each to help their development and growth. Send your questions into Julie who will be offering her expert advice on how you can take advantage of new initiatives.

Also see visit www.takeonesmallstep.co.uk