From the top Rebecca Smith · 13 October 2015
James Caan exclusives: Entrepreneur and investor to write seven-part series for Business Advice
James Caan is writing an exclusive series of articles for Business Advice, sharing his extensive experience in how to set up a business from idea to conceptualisation, to growth and scale. The successful entrepreneur, and former chairman of the government’s Start Up Loans scheme, will be penning’seven articles published each Wednesday and starting from tomorrow, 14 October. in the next coming weeks Ill be giving you a step-by-step guide to starting your business. How to start your business in seven days: answering the questions you’ve undoubtedly asked yourself each step of the way, Caan said. Caan has extensive business experience, particularly across the recruitment industry, where he founded Alexander Mann Group and Humana International and is currently the CEO of private equity firm Hamilton Bradshaw. With this exclusive series for Business Advice, Caan hopes to provide budding micro business owners with the nous and confidence to establish a strong foundation for their business whatever it is. He said: ‘starting a business is hard work. Id say it’s the hardest job youll ever do. The hardest thing about starting up is you have no clue how to do it you’ve never started a business before so you’re completely oblivious to the steps you need to take to make it a success. It has been a long-running personal endeavour of Caan’s to help as many entrepreneurs as I can start up and give themselves the best chance to grow and prosper, which he continued to do as an investor on Dragons’ Den, where he featured as an investor up until 2012.
ABOUT THE EXPERTRebecca Smith
Rebecca is a reporter for Business Advice. Prior to this, she worked with a range of tech, advertising, media and digital clients at Propeller PR and did freelance work for The Telegraph.