Graze.com, Three years on - A two month review — TFindley. Interview with Ben Jones of Graze. Ted Winder talks with Ben Jones, co-founder of healthy snacks company Graze, about the history, philosophy and complex technology behind the business.
Upon entering Graze HQ in Richmond, you wouldn’t think you had entered the headquarters of a company that specializes in sending food by post. The building, affectionately named ‘The Giant Graze Box’, is stylish from floor to ceiling; two large glass doors mark the entrance and Alissia, the receptionist who greets me, sits behind a 27″ iMac. I am ten minutes early, so we chat for a bit about the history of the building, which it turns out was once a building fabricators. 28. Graze - Startups 100 by Startups.co.uk: Start up a successful business. By The Startups Team Updated: Jul 23, 2014 Published: Aug 23, 2010 Founders: Ben Jones, Graham Bosher, Tom Newton, Edd Read, Tom Percival, Neil Thompson, Brendan KayWebsite: www.graze.com The first business in the UK to send natural whole foods, from freshly cut pineapple to wasabi peas, in the post, Graze.com’s founders include Graham, one of the men behind LOVEFiLM, which uses post in much the same way as DVD delivery.
Ben, Tom and Neil owned a design and branding company called Thompson Charles Jones and joined Graham on the venture after he’d had the initial idea. Last year’s postal strikes may have caused a few teething problems but the business has gone from strength-to-strength since. Snack maker Graze.com smashes US targets. Graze.com launched into the American market in December last year.
Within a week, the company had signed up 30,000 subscribers across 48 states. Three months on, the company has smashed its first quarter targets, with 100,000 customers signed up. “We estimate the size of the US postal snack market at $500m,” chief executive Anthony Fletcher told The Telegraph. “The opportunity in the US is significantly larger than in the UK. The growth we are seeing there is phenomenal and, within two years, the US business will surpass the UK.” “General Mills is a big competitor but their size is not an advantage in this business,” said Mr Fletcher.
While the US is a key growth driver for the brand, Graze will continue to use the UK as its innovation test bed. How to Start Your Own Business. Start your own business. Start a takeaway - A practical guide. 7 September 2012 Josh Hall Takeaways are amongst the fastest growing businesses on the British High Street.
The outlets have always been a popular fixture, but new research from Simply Business found that takeaways are continuing to spring up at a remarkable rate. Are you thinking about joining the pack? How much does it cost to open and start a takeaway business? By Kevin Moyse If you’re starting a takeaway business then just by visiting us at Cheap Takeaway Menus you have potentially reduced your start-up costs.
Congratulations, but we’ll get to cheap menu design and cheap menu printing shortly. Okay, so... How much does it cost to open and start a takeaway business? The simple answer is that there is no simple answer. 4 Pieces of Equipment You Will Need When Setting Up a Takeaway (Guest Post) Starting a takeaway or fast food business. 5 Tips for a Great Business Plan. How to Create a Marketing Plan. Firms that are successful in marketing invariably start with a marketing plan.
Large companies have plans with hundreds of pages; small companies can get by with a half-dozen sheets. Put your marketing plan in a three-ring binder. Refer to it at least quarterly, but better yet monthly. Leave a tab for putting in monthly reports on sales/manufacturing; this will allow you to track performance as you follow the plan. The plan should cover one year. How to Present Your Business Plan. Every entrepreneur has to present a business plan to outsiders at some point if he or she is seeking a loan or investment in the company.
Obtaining venture capital funding, angel investment, or even bank loans for a business is increasingly difficult in a tough economy. You don't want a poor pitch to impede you ability to score financing for your business. In fact, it's imperative to have a pitch and presentation that showcases your idea, your potential, your market and your ability to provide investors with a return on their investment. The business pitch is different than the business plan.
But you need to have your plan drafted before you can fine-tune your pitch. The following pages will cover how to prepare your pitch, how to choose potential investors, and some basics for delivering the best presentation possible. What Makes a Good Plan? What factors are involved in creating a good business plan?
Is it the length of the plan? The information it covers? How well it’s written, or the brilliance of its strategy. Why Business Plans Don't Get Funded - Common Startup Mistakes. Contact Us Now for a Free Assessment By Akira Hirai Your business plan is very often the first impression potential investors get about your venture.
But even if you have a great product, team, and customers, it could also be the last impression the investor gets if you make any of these avoidable mistakes. Investors see thousands of business plans each year, even in this down market. Apart from a referral from a trusted source, the business plan is the only basis they have for deciding whether or not to invite an entrepreneur to their offices for an initial meeting. With so many opportunities, most investors simply focus on finding reasons to say no. This article shows you how to avoid the most common errors found in business plans.
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Comme la communauté européenne est une union douanière, il est possible d’acheter la plupart des marchandises des autres pays membres sans restrictions – bien que la TVA soit toujours applicable. Le site propose un guide sur comment faire du commerce dans l’Union européenne, et sur la TVA sur les biens de l’Union Européenne. Si vous importez des biens de pays hors de l’Union européenne, il faut vous soumettre à des prérequis de licence d’importation et des frais de douane applicables à travers toute l’Union européenne.
Le site présente également un guide pour les biens qui viennent de l’extérieur de l’Union européenne. Importing and exporting food. Industries agro-alimentaires.