Getting Off the Ground: Early stages of starting a business

When deciding to start a business, there are a number of practical questions you should ask yourself to make sure you are ready. South London Centre Manger Adenike Malcolm takes you through what some of those questions should be.

Starting up and Setting Out: Launching a new business

LYST volunteer mentor Stephen Hough highlights the important things you should pay attention to in the very early ages of your business to make sure you start up is a success.

No (Wo)man is an Island: Do you need a business mentor?

When you're starting out in business, a mentor may be just what you need to steer you in the right direction and make being an entrepreneur that little bit less lonely.

It’s All About Branding: Developing Your Brand

London Youth Support Trust mentor John McWilliams, takes you through the key things you should know about the role of branding in business. John is the Managing partner and Joint Creative Director of Brandpool, and advertising agency whose clients have included Virgin Atlantic and BT.

Always be Closing: The importance of a sales strategy

LYST Business Support Advisor Stephanie Pryce highlights how to sell your products and services effectively.

Rubbing Shoulders: Mastering the art of business networking

An important part of building a business is putting yourself out there, LYST volunteer coordinator John Harbour discusses the importance of networking.

Keeping Out of the Red: The basics of business accounting

At first glance, finance can be one of the hardest aspects of running a business. LYST volunteer Catrin Price highlights the key areas you should be paying attention to.

Dotting the “I”s and crossing the “T”s: Company Compliance

It is very easy to overlook legal and compliance issues when you start up in business but doing so can cause problems in the future and come back to bite you.

A Space of One’s Own: Deciding on a business space

LYST's North London Area Manager Cliff Dobbs explains the key questions you should be asking yourself when you starting thinking about getting a business space.

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