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A Quick Start-up Guide for Small Businesses

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by Startacus Admin


Thinking about starting a business? This quick guide will give you an overview of what needs done to get your new venture up and running.

photo-1616587895732-f87efbef341aWhile preparing your new small business for market entry, you’ll understand that there are many steps and considerations for business owners to take along the way. Some start-up tasks are apparent, whereas others are less publicised, and when you’re not aware of them, it can add to your already demanding workload and cause stress. Therefore, we’ve created this quick, start-up guide for budding small business owners to help you get your new venture up and running.

Consider Your Business Idea

Firstly you’ll have to consider your business idea and which sector of business that you’re planning to enter. Consider if your business idea fills a gap in the market? Is there a requirement for your products or services? Would your friends and family members say that your idea was good? The chances are that similar products will exist in the market already, which you’ll need to be aware of so you can make your product niche and avoid over-similarity. After refining your business idea, you’ll then need to move on to consider a name for your business or products and decide on your target audience.

Build An Online Presence 

Small, new businesses rely on the online community and their online presence to bring in revenue, connect with customers and market their products or services globally. You can choose to manage this in-house, or you could outsource agencies that specialise in web development in Manchester to manage your business's online presence on your behalf. Consider enlisting the help of agencies like Visionsharp, who can provide you and your company with a range of services tailored to bolster and help your web development through solutions such as website development, app development, e-commerce, and much more.  

Look At Your Finances 

photo-1516321318423-f06f85e504b3Finances are significant when considering the start-up of a new business, and you’ll need to assess yours to make sure that your current funds can cover the start-up costs. Do you have enough budget saved to start up immediately? Or will you have to take out a loan or borrow money from friends and family? Especially if you are unemployed or left your previous job to become your own boss, you’ll also need to look at whether you can afford the start-up of your new venture and support yourself at the same time. Make sure that you weigh up every expense, no matter how small, so that you can create an accurate idea of how much you’ll need for the start-up.

Draw Up A Business Plan 

Creating a business plan is vital for any small start-up business to succeed. You'll need to outline the fundamentals of your business, your target demographic for sales, the business's goals/values, plus any future ones and your finances. Once your business is set up and running, you can refer to this business plan annually to assess the success that your business may (or may not) be achieving and use your findings to construct new goals. Writing a business plan will help you answer any questions, find out which direction your company is going in and outline any potential issues before they appear, plus how to resolve them. Use some of these online templates to help get you started.

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Published on: 17th December 2021

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