“Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark; professionals built the Titanic”. – Unknown
“It’s never been a better time to start a business,” says David Prosser of the The Express. According to Prosser, the current economic crisis can be assuaged by individuals taking a leap and fostering their creative and entrepreneurial skills – with of course, the help of modern services at their fingertips, quite literally.
What has been holding back potential start-ups till now? The dreaded start-up costs of course! We all wish to see our brainchild grow into successful and flourishing businesses, but not everyone is in a position to be taking a chance on such an investment – or at least that’s how it used to be. The crisis may have blasted us into an icy reality, but at the same it has unearthed a multitude of opportunities for the layman.
What does this mean?
It means there are literally dozens of businesses which revolve around helping you start your own, at as low a cost to you as possible. Prosser makes special mention of our very own Venture Proof Limited, and for good reason. We all love the feeling of getting the ball rolling with ideas and can quite easily make the mistake of believing that because we thought of it, it belongs to us. Whilst in general this is true, in the business world it is not necessarily the case. It may have a different name or a different face, but your idea may already be out there. The business world can be a tough place to get a foothold and find a niche market, but Venture Proof services are tailored to help you determine just how distinct your venture may be from others already out there.
Venture Proof can not only help you determine how unique your idea is, but can also help you protect its name and look (see our packages involving Trade Marks) and if it’s an implement, its’ design (see our packages involving patent searches, drafts and registered designs). All your intellectual property rights can be taken care of with Venture Proof’s carefully designed packages with once off payments at set prices. If anything, it’s the best place to start with protecting your brilliant idea. Wayne Gretzky was spot on when he said, “You’ll always miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”, and, with so many convenient and well-priced services available to get you started, there is no reason not to take the plunge.
That Eureka! feeling of success will certainly be worth it!
By Ghabiba Weston