The pandemic has been very difficult for many of us, with life seemingly going through loops of lockdowns and restrictions. The impact of these lockdowns and restrictions have taken a toll on many people, as a consequence of this, some feel less motivated and driven to achieve.

If Pie Chart Consulting would say there is a magic solution that will resolve these issues, then we would be lying to you. But, there are steps that you can take to become more motivated and driven to achieving your goals. One of which is by starting your own business.

In todays blog…


1. YouTube advertising

Did you know YouTube has logged over 2 billion monthly users, with each each viewer watching for 11m 24s per day on average? That’s a lot of people watching content everyday. There is a wide range of content creation on the site, with creators uploading 500 hours of content everyday.

From a purely marketing perspective, this is a gold mine. Being able to access so many people consistently and repetitively on the same platform should not be overlooked.

Advertising on YouTube doesn't stop at paying YouTube to run your ads, nowadays it is paying influencers on YouTube to advertise your…


The biggest misconception about starting your own business is that it will require borrowing thousands of pounds from the bank. Today Pie Chart Consulting will tell you why you don’t need a bank loan or thousands of pounds to start your business and the various forms of businesses that you can start today, on an affordable budget.

Some businesses can be started for free

Drop-shipping is a type of retail fulfilment method, where instead of a store stocking products, it purchases the products from a third-party supplier. The products are then shipped directly to the consumer. This way, the seller doesn’t have to handle the product directly…


  1. Finances

Without budgeting and having a clear understanding of your financial position, you will find it increasingly difficult to undertake new opportunities for your business. Budgets can be achieved by having a clear concise cost-analysis of any new opportunity your business undertakes with sound research behind it. Budgeting will help your business understand exactly what they can or cant afford and this could be the difference between your business staying around versus collapsing in the first year.

2. Timing

Timing is key in business. When the right mixture of a hungry consumer base and a lack of supply occurs, then…


Corporate social responsibility otherwise known as CSR, is a concept that businesses have an obligation to give back to community that they are operating in, whether this is through philanthropy, activism or conducting ethically orientated practises. It is a type of self-regulation with the aim of being socially accountable for practises conducted by the business.

Whilst we associate big companies with having to undertake CSR, Pie Chart Consultants explain how your start-up can begin working on CSR practises today and how these can be beneficial to your business and the wider community.

Firstly, be profitable. Without remaining profitable, it is…


Not all of us have tens of thousands of pounds lying around to freely invest into large businesses but there are numerous other ways you can invest your money. This ranges from setting up your own business as a side project to investing your time into learning a skill that will be useful in the future. Since the pandemic began many industries have sadly been decimated by government restrictions and have taken consistently taken massive loses, making it a difficult time for people who are wanting to invest their money and time. Yet, there are a few industries that will…


Currently the world isn’t in the best state of affairs, from a raging pandemic to political turmoil and civil unrest, it is fair to argue that there are challenging times ahead for businesses in 2021. At least 250,000 small firms face collapse without further government help. However, as the vaccines role out and normality begins to creep, ever so slowly, back into our lives some businesses are gradually going to be able to bounce back and re-emerge as the force they once were. …


1. Anyone can become a success

In the fast paced world of start-ups with hundreds of stories, with big success and agonising failures, Pie Chart Consulting would be lying if we said that everyone will become a global success making millions — especially overnight. However, success can be defined in various different forms, it might be creating a lasting social impact in your community for something you feel impassioned by or it could also be selling your start-up for a billion dollars to Facebook after a few years of operating. According to achievement goal theory, everyone has different goals or purposes when engaging in achievement behaviour…

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