Having your own business is the dream of many people but not everyone knows how to start a business. you must have a proper plan to start a business. With a proper plan, you can let your business to the highest point of success. Many small businesses destroy due to a lack of good planning and required resources. so, here are 10 steps that are the easiest business to start successfully:
Step 1: Do broad research
You should know what kind of business you actually want to start. If you are not sure about how to do business then take a pause and think well and try to answer the following questions very honestly.
What kind of work are you good at?
Which kind of work are you experienced in?
What thing are you passionate about?
What kind of work does your ideal person do?
what kind of work you don’t like to do?
How much money do you wish to earn from your business each month?
Do you have any start-up income? If yes, how much?
Where will be your business place?
Where do you imagine yourself in 5 years? How about 10 years?
Step 2: Make a plan
The first phase of starting a business is, planning. In this planning, you should study the feasibility of your business idea, the nature of your business, management and resource planning, a company description, marketing plans, your target consumer, the budget of your business and many other items depending on your business goal.
Step 3: Financial planning
You need to estimate the budget you require to start your business as well as the expenses you have to bear before turning on profit.calculate the one time startup cost for your business (i.e licenses and permits, resources, insurance, branding, market research, grand opening event, legal fees, trademarking, property leases etc)as well as the amount you will need to run your business for more than one year (rent, utilities, marketing, and advertising, production, supplies, travel expenses, employee salaries, your own salary, etc.).
Step 4: Choose and register your business name
Your business name is not just a name its an identity of your business in the market. your business name plays an important role in your business. So think well and choose a suitable name for your business. Once you have chosen a name for your business, you will need to check if it’s trademarked or currently in use. If you are a single owner of your business then you must register your business name with the state government or with a regional government office. Private Limited companies and partnership companies usually register after the formation of paper. After selecting your business name don’t forget to register a domain name for your business.
Step 5: Get the license
Registering your business with your state is a mandatory process in order to do business. the process is known as “Doing Business As” or DBA license. You also need to get a tax identification number from IRS( Indian Revenue Service). To run a business legally you must have a business license and permit of state and local.
Step 6: Set your business location
To operate a business it is important to have a business place. your business location should be like where you can get all the facilities that required to run your business smoothly. After that its depend on you that what kind of environment you want for your workplace either a private or shared office or a home office.
Step 7: Decide your team
Will you manage everything alone or you will form a group of few trustworthy people to manage your business? It makes you more confident when you share or discuss your idea with someone you really trust. and it helps you to do better.
Step 8: Obtain a pricing model
For this, check your competitors first. How much they are selling a product` can you add something in it to make a difference and hence make the more convincing price?
Step 9: Develop a social media platform
Spend some time to develop your presence on social media before starting the business. this platform can be much helpful for the advertisement of your business and creating excitement among people to know more about your business and through this, you can get a massive follower of your business. use Facebook, google plus, Twitter and any other social media platform for spreading your word.
Step 10: Try to reduce running cost
Always try to minimize or remove the extra running cost. keep a close eye on the expenditure of running cost and try to estimate how much you want to spend. use pre-paid plans to avoid wasting money.
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