If you are thinking of starting a business, you are in for a rewarding challenge. To give you a good head start in thinking strategically, check out my start-up to-do list below:
ASK YOURSELF THE TOUGH QUESTIONS
Would you buy your product/service?
Will you make a profit at the price?
Are you solving a problem?
What makes you different from competition?
JOT DOWN THE GAME PLAN
Do you have enough funds for first year living expenses?
Do you have a clever Business Name?
Register the domain name/email address.
Figure out type of business: incorporation or sole proprietorship?
What permits/licenses are required?
MARKETING & PROMOTION
Determine your brand message - what do you want to be known for?
Hire someone to build an amazing website
Register all social media profiles (ASAP)
Build a marketing email list and use a customer relationship management tool
Establish a relevant visual identity (logo and color palette, etc. )
Networking is key so get business cards designed and ordered
Open a business bank account
Set up an accounting system or hire a bookkeeper
Delegate work with co-founders.
Put everything in WRITING, at all times
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