How/Where did you learn how to start your business?

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  1. sleeksilky

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    This might seem like a very general question but one I'm always wondering about. Where do most people who decide to start a business get the knowledge on how to do it. Specifically all the logistical stuff like knowing if you need to register certain things or what licences or permits to obtain, who to contact for equipment and designing interiors if you have a brick and mortar business. All these things dont seem like theyre just common knowledge and yet people start businesses for the first time constantly.

    So for anyone who has their own business or ever had one, can you please explain in your personal situation where and how you learned all the things initially. I always assumed school doesnt exactly teach you any of these step by step processes to do that, so im curious what everyone did or where they got their knowledge on how to do it from. If possible mention what type of business it was and maybe a small explanation of the steps you took personally to find out exactly what you need to do step by step to get it running or learning all the aspects of starting it from the ground up.
     
  2. JackLeo

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    Internet is the good source to search any kind of information. It provides all types of data in the form of Videos, articles, etc.
    Also you can visit your nearest factory or site to know more about that business.
     
  3. MassimoD

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    I started on late 1999, by looking at internet business websites and their selling systems.
     
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    I hired a consultant to help me write a business plan. Consultants basically do all that research for you. For example, they will look at feasibility of your idea, find the permits, location, help project financials etc. There are many consultants out there

    Of course, you can also do some the research yourself, but it is a big time investment. Good luck!

    PS you do not need to have a business degree to do this type of research.
     
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    research, research, research. combined with something you are passionate about combined with a service people need or want
     

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