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HOW TO START A BUSINESS – 10 SURE STEPS TO FOLLOW

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Are you thinking of starting a business? First off, I commend you. That is a good idea. A business is created to make profits, but needs must be met by that business to gain that profit. You thinking of starting a business therefore means you are about to provide a new solution to your world. This article is to aid you with steps you should go through to set up a good business.

  1. Conducting market research.

The first step to take before venturing into any business is to do a proper and thorough research. It is one thing to have a great idea but you need to affirm that the plan is feasible before you kick off.

  1. Writing and picking your business plan.

After observing how the market is, and how your business could fit in, the next step is to brainstorm, write out possible business plans that could work and finally take your time to choose the business plan. This business plan is to start with, you must not stick to it forever. It is open to change at strategic times.

  1. Choosing a business structure.

Now you have a business plan, how do you intend to work with it? That is where your business structure comes in. If for example, your business requires daily post of contents, you need to lay down a structure as to how to make that possible. Who is in charge, what to post, when to post and other important details.

  1. Choosing your business name.

Get a business name and ensure it is not already taken by another business, for your good especially, you don’t want another business taking credit for the work of your own business. Also ensure it captures what your business is about. This can actually come at any stage, but it should definitely come before this next step.

  1. Registering your business.

This is to give your business a legal and official recognition. Legalize and protect your brand. Register under the appropriate authorities – state or federal.

  1. Getting tax IDs, permits, licenses.

Be sure to get these documents and any other important to your business from the legalized authorities.

  1. Opening a business account.

This is a very important financial step for your business. Every entity runs on finance, so opening a bank account for the financial transactions of your business is necessary.

  1. Funding your business

Of course your account should not be left empty. Also, the capital to run your business should have come in at this stage. Getting the necessities to run your business most times requires spending money, but it’s a business, so you should get it back. But for now, focus on investing your money wisely in your business.

  1. Choosing your business location.

To do this, seek a strategic location. Somewhere you can get to your target audience and they can get to you easily. In our current world, your business can be located offline, online, or online and offline(physical office). Go for whichever works for your type of business.

  1. Run the business.

This is the final step in our list but definitely not the least important. After going through the other processes mentioned above and maybe more, it is time to run the business. Run with the idea, invest your time, energy, money and whatever to grow this business. It is advised your business is customer based and flexible. Create value and provide solutions for your customers. Also evolve with current trends and watch your profits rush in and your business bloom.

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