Business Tips for Success

Many people want a successful business, yet few are the ones who sacrifice their time to actually do it, and even fewer are those who succeed. If you want an online business to be proud of, then take into account our tips:

1. Do something that you like

Once you make the decision to open your own business, you will have to invest a lot of time and energy in developing it, so it is very important to do something that you like. The satisfaction that you get from your work will make it feel like a mere hobby, even though a very profitable one. For instance, do you like painting? If so, you could turn this into a business, and open your own painting school, even though you start just with individual painting classes held in a rented location.

2. Start your business while you’re still in a normal job

Since you can not live for long without money and your new business will not become profitable from the start, it is preferable to start your business while you still have a job and a stable source of income. This will give you a form of comfort and help you focus on vital aspects of business development rather than just making money for your own survival. Once the business begins to become profitable and will take up more and more of your time, you can resign and focus solely on it.

3. Do not go on this road alone

The existence of a support system both during the start of the business and during its development is very important. Try to find support among your family and consult with them when you want to make decisions and need advice. Ideally it would be to find a mentor to offer you from his experience. For this, you could enroll your business idea in one of the training and consulting programs implemented through National or International funds.

4. Start to find customers

Do not wait until you launch the business to get customers on board, because they are the central element that determines the success or failure of your initiative. Make as much online networking as possible! Collect contacts! Offer samples with your product / service! It’s never too soon to start marketing your own creation.

5. Write your business plan

The main motivation to write your business plan before embarking on the road is to save time and money later in the course of development. In addition, the business plan helps you clarify the main business concept and gives you a general map on which to invest in growing your ideas. There is no need to make a detailed and busy plan; focus on those essential elements that will help you prosper on the long term.

These are the main business tips that will bring you success. Follow them closely and you will be one step in front of the competition, while doing something that you like.


Welcome to the Woodhorn Exhibitions page. Browse our online exhibitions to learn more about some of the collections held by Northumberland Archives and the stories that lie within them.


The story of Stannington Sanatorium (1907 – 1984) the first purpose built sanatorium for children with tuberculosis In the UK. The Stannington Sanatorium Project shares with you what they have learnt about TB in the mid-20th century.

Showcasing items from the archive collections held at Berwick and Woodhorn and arranged under nine themes – fishing, lifeboats, trade, Royal Navy, lighthouses, shipbreaking, shipwrecks, Grace Darling and Harbour Commission – this exhibitions tells some of the maritime history of Northumberland.

Treasures from the Archives showcases some of our favourite items from the thousands of collections that we hold at Woodhorn and Berwick.

Josephine Butler was at the heart of the struggle for women’s rights in the nineteenth century. She campaigned for the vote, opportunities for higher education and employment for women, and the right of married women to own their own property.

Lord Crewe’s Charity was established in the early 1700’s and is seen by many as an early example of a welfare state. From the charity’s archives we’ve gathered together information on its inception and the founding characters involved in it. Part of our Working Lives project

Focusing on 76 towns, villages and hamlets throughout the county of Northumberland. The history of each community is illustrated by photographs, maps, manuscript documents and printed material. Contains a range of learning resource material that reflects Northumberland’s heritage.

About 4,500 printer’s proofs from William Davison’s printing shop in Alnwick are held by Northumberland Archives. Proofs provide a unique glimpse into the social and economic life of a provincial town and its rural hinterland in the first half of the 19th century.
Berwick in 10 subjects

The history of Berwick laid out in ten subject areas, with archive material from Berwick Record Office.

John Cross Brookes (1812-1897), shipowner and antiquarian, was a collector of letters and printed portraits of national figures. Our online exhibition showcases letters and portraits of some of the literary greats of the 19th century that form part of this wonderful collection.