Businesses - All about Portsmouth
If you're starting a business in Portsmouth you'll need a business plan
You can either start your business plan from scratch or use sample business plans that many business planning companies provide these days. Business plans should not take long to produce as the planning process is a step by step approach that any business person can undertake.
Overall you are looking to see if your financial projections are correct. Where will your customers come from and why will they buy from your company rather than someone else. How will you tell people you exist? All these questions and your thoughts in your head need to be written down - especially if you need finance - your business plan is your guide.
Are you thinking of starting a business?
Before you do all of this it is best to sit down and develop a business plan. Although it may seem a waste of time and all the ideas are in your head and valid, this really will show you how many sales you need to make and at what margin.
Your product or service
Why on earth will people buy from you and what is your unique selling proposition (USP?). This in the end will be the reason customers will purchase your product or service today and in the future. Pricing is almost secondary because if you don't have a good product it doesn't matter if you give it away as no one will want it!
Mortgages? Why not build your own home?
Self Build Mortgages Once you have found your land the next thing that you need is a flexible self build mortgage. There are now mortgages on the market that cater for self building. These mortgages allow you to borrow up to 95% of the land and the build costs. This type of mortgage releases money at the start of each stage of the build so therefore allows good cashflow during the build. So if you are building with a timber frame, the accelerator mortgage releases funds when you need to pay for the timber frame.
Portsmounth is often described as a hidden city, since from most vantage points on the edge of the parish, little of the village of North Boarhunt can be see as its buildings are screened by mature trees such as oaks, alders, and chestnuts. From Nelson's Monument, or anywhere along the top of Portsdown Hill, the view is one of tranquil pastures, fields and forests.
More like a village than a city
The lack of large housing estates, substantial housing or industrial development greatly contributes to the appeal of the village. However, the village also enjoys the proximity of large cities and their amenities without losing its strong rural identity and sense of community.
The rural setting also allows stunning views of the night skies. This is mainly due to the low level of light pollution thanks to the low population density and strong local resistance to the use of excessive street lighting.