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Starting a physical or online business seems easy, but it isn’t straightforward. Our Guide helps make the process less difficult by creating a guided path.
Our quick start business guide is a simple list of events or tasks that should be used as a guide rather than a cure-all.
How To Start A Business
- Decide on the business you are going to start.
This step is pretty simple. You probably have skills or ideas already, and you must pick one. Some Typical Businesses are Brick and Mortar, Online, Product Based, or Service-Based Business
- Create a Start-up Costs Budget.
A budget for each type of business will be different; for instance, brick and mortar, Online, or service-based companies all have additional costs. Some samples are:
Equipment and supplies
Licenses and permits
Lawyer and accountant
Advertising and marketing
Printed marketing materials
Making a website
- Write a Business Plan – just joking. You don’t need a business plan.
Chances are you are not a child and have been exposed to the world before, so you will need to be organized. Being organized will get you through almost any situation.
- Create a To-Do List
List in order of importance the steps to start your business. (keep reading below. We created an excel sheet for you)
- Top of the List is Funding
List precisely how much you will have on hand to start your business. What funds will you have available as you develop your business?
- Take a Look at yourself and decide if you are all in
Are you all in? That means are you ready to work as hard as you have ever worked, and are you willing to spend every last penny on becoming a success.
- If your answer to 5 is NO.
Quit now and stay in the job you have. If your answer was yes, continue.
- Get that Name for your Business
Your Name and Brand set the Tone of the Business. Picking a great name and creating a Brand is one of the most important things you can do for your business.
- Get that Website
Picking a great website name is very complicated but can be done correctly!
- Connect Social Media
Setting up social media will go a long way and produce many positive results. Your social media pages will be important when you start your Social Media Marketing (SSM)