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Discussion in 'Starting a Business' started by John G. Anai, Jul 9, 2019.
well, make a plan of what you're about to sell, offer. Search the market if its saturated or not. If yes, try something else. If no, great, win-win. Then make your mission, vision, and goal what you're about to do with your product/ service. After that make it possible. Dont forget about nice design, so it would stand out when it comes to other products. Then comes the advertisement. Advertise it depending on your target group you have chosen in the beginning. This is just brief things that popped to my head, don't take it very seriously, you can skip things or make them different... good luck
It depends on the type of business, your skills, the location, the products or service on offer, your budget and million other things.
There is no single set of criteria. Setting up a dog walking business or building a nuclear reactor won't have the same initial conditions.
You need to offer a very unique product or service to stand our from the crowd.
So what your business is going to offer? That's the main question if it is product then find out demand in local market and if it is service find the demand too.
To start you business first thing is to know i.e location, what kind of product or service you offer, need to know the market of the business, how much you spend on your business and most important thing is that you comfortable, and sure you set your mind for business.
There are following points where you should focus –
• Which type of business you wants to start?
• What is your location, target area and budget?
• Do you previous knowledge about business?
• Are you ready for new learnings?
• Are you proving unique concept in the market?
If you start your business with proper planning then you can achieve your goal easily.
Define your business idea
It may sound obvious, but if you’re going to be a successful entrepreneur you need to define what your business is before you begin!
Maybe you want to know how to start a business – some sort of business – but aren’t sure what business that might be yet. If so, there are a multitude of options available, whether it’s to support the lifestyle you want to lead or to make extra cash part-time; perhaps you want to know how to start a small business at home, for example. Take a look at our guide on how to start a business without a revolutionary idea – or, if you want to start a business from scratch take a look at our guide on how to come up with a business idea.
Write a killer business plan
Writing a business plan is essential for a successful business, however tempting it is to jump right in starting a business once you’ve got your idea. Read up on the 12 common elements strong business plans share to make sure you have a clear roadmap before starting out.
Initially, you should thoroughly research your market to assess the viability of your business idea (take a look at our tips to check if your business idea is viable): how many people will buy your product or service, who are they and how will you be able to reach them?
Assess if you need to raise finance to start your business
Once you know how much money you’ll need to start your business idea, you can source the finance for it. It’s not hard to see why many entrepreneurs start with personal finance or the assistance of friends and family, but try not to put your house, or anyone else’s, on the line.
It may be worth seeing if you can get a business loan to help. Bear in mind that you will have to pay back any loan, however.
You could also consider if you are eligible for any small business grants, though they are often difficult to come by. Crowdfunding and equity investment, for example through our Start-up Series competition, are potential options that could, for example, be considered for funding prototypes, but are more often funding sources which can be used once your business has already got off the ground.
Choose a business structure
You’ll need to decide if you’re going to start a business as a sole trader, in a partnership or as a limited company. All of these have different tax issues to consider, as well as different liability considerations: take a look at our article on choosing the right business structure, which discusses the merits of each.
Many businesses will set up as a sole trader to start with as it involves minimal red tape, but it’s worth assessing whether a limited company, for example, might offer more benefits. It’s possible to change your business structure once you’ve started, but it makes sense to think about it now!
Set up your cashflow tracking
You’ll need to submit a self employed tax return so you’ll need to keep track of your business transactions.
If you’re setting up as a sole trader, you don’t necessarily need to open a separate business bank account, but it could be useful to help you keep track (if you register a company, you will need to open a business bank account – many formation agents allow you to do both at the same time (some give you cashback as well)). There are a number of tools to help you track your accounts (incomings and outgoings) as you go along – though a simple spreadsheet may suffice to start with. You should have a cashflow plan from your business plan, but it may be worth speaking to an accountant from the outset to help you prepare in advance.
It’s worth noting that once you’ve started trading, you will need to inform HMRC, so it may be good to do this at the outset as well.
If at this stage you also need to begin considering staff, then it is always worth considering using an external HR agency or payroll specialist to ensure that your operations are as well managed as possible.
In addition to the internal tracking required to monitor your company, you may also need to implement new systems to track sales and revenue; often working out how to take card payment is one of the first steps for sales-focused businesses, with EPOS systems and CRM products also required.
Decide on your branding
A business’ name, logo and business cards can be the difference between failure and success. There’s a good chance you might have started thinking about a business name when you came up with your business idea, but now is the time to settle on your branding.
This will likely include checking the business name you want (or at least, something close to it) is available as a web domain, and then registering a domain (take a look at one of our videos on how other entrepreneurs decided how to choose a business name). You can then look into the visual aspects of your business name, which will include your logo, web design, business cards and other branded items you may need (such as stationery).
Think about what equipment and resources you will need to start your business. Many may be allowable as a business expense (see our article on self-employed expenses).
PCs and smartphones are more or less essential, as is a space to work in, whether or not you decide to get premises, use a co-working space or work at home. Vans are a necessary purchase for many start-ups, especially in the trade sectors, whilst printers may be beneficial for others.
Getting equipped also includes making sure you have the right business insurance and licenses for your particular business – whether that’s employers’ liability insurance if you need to recruit a member of staff to start your business or professional indemnity insurance if you’ll be providing a service to clients.
You need to know how you will promote your product or service and who you will target. This will already be in your business plan, but now it’s time to put it into action. Much of a start-up’s early budget will be on marketing, whether that’s PR, SEO, flyering, networking, telemarketing or targeting retailers.
There are common things which should be know to a person before starting a business such as:-
Write a business plan
Develop a powerful message
Focus on the customer and fully understand the market
Start small and grow
Understand your own strengths, skills, and time available
Understand there are no entitlements
Have a passion for what you are doing
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I started my business without doing any of those things.
Thanks all to share your views.
1. Set up your future business goal
2. Evaluate yourself
3. Think of a business idea
4. Do market research
5. Get feedback
6. Make it official
7. Finance your business
8. Develop your product or service
9. Start building your team
10.Understand your own strengths, skills, and time available
11. Think to consider about customer demand and always try to satisfied with your customer.