Starting a business?
Do you need a business plan?
Are you ready to start a business? Here are some suggestions for how to proceed:
- Get your finances in order first. Make sure you have enough money to start your business and support yourself, before you take the plunge. Stay working at your current job as long as you can and make smart personal financial decision to prepare yourself.
- Make a plan. Business plans help you outline your path to success, generate numbers for you to strategize with and can be essential for gaining funding if you go that route. Business plans don’t have to be overly long, but they’re hugely valuable to get you started.
- When you’re ready you’ll start putting your name, registrations, permits and licenses in place.
- If you’re incorporating you’ll contact a lawyer, if you’re a sole proprietor you’ll start with reserving a name, then you’ll register your business.
- Once that has time to process and your business is established you’ll need to focus on tax matters and following proper financial procedures.
Now you’ll get to, in my opinion, the much more fun and exciting parts – managing your business operations, including:
- How will you market your business? I believe every business needs to have a strong online presence these days;
- Setting up and managing your social media; and
- Building a website.
Don’t know what goes in a business plan? Don’t have a template or even know what one to use? If your business plan writing is frustrating and going nowhere let’s talk about it. Advice and business plan writing to help small business owners and those wanting to get a business started.
Having a plan for your business is important to get started, access government programs, attract investors, gain financing. Making a business plan sets you on the road to success but it can be hard to know where to start or time consuming to put all together.
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