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Tips To Starting Your Own Small Business

BY Rebecca | 23 July, 2015 | no comments

Though the overall job market has been rocky in the past decade, new businesses have been growing in numbers.  There have been more than a million new small businesses have been created in only the past three years.  Everyone’s interest peaks when presented with the option to make money in an unconventional way.  Wouldn’t it just be lovely to quit working your nine to five, and start earning money being your own boss?  That’s where the fun really starts!  There’s a substantial risk in branching out on your own, but the rewards of success are numerous.  Here are a few sound tips to help you should you choose this path in life.

Work Through Your Business Plan

By “work through”, we mean you need to have a solid direction you want to go when planning to start a new business.  Take your time and figure out what type of business you want to have, and what you wish to market.  If you really take your time, and look around, you will see that there are several different repeatable business ideas.  These are services that people will always need.  For example, you could produce an innovative toothbrush.  Everyone uses a toothbrush on a daily basis (hopefully).  Other services like haircuts, nail care, etc.

From here, you can solidify your business plan, and begin actually writing it out.  This doesn’t have to be a five hundred page novel.  You want to make sure your plan is clear and concise.  If you’re looking to start a small business, a page long plan should suffice.  Plan out your target audience, what you will charge for your services/product, and what you plan to do to make this all happen.

Substantiate Your Funding

To start your own business, you will need money, and probably quite a bit more than you have in your bank account.  Ideally, you will want to acquire an amount that you believe you will be able to pay back within the first year.  Try to avoid using too much of your personal finances to begin the business.  You don’t want to adversely affect your future plans for retiring.  Look into procuring a small business loan from a local bank, or build a crowdfunding site.

Effective Marketing

Your marketing skills could make or break your business.  You have to find a way to effectively market your product or service.  Determine who your target audience will be, and cater to their potential needs and wants.  Social media also hosts several options when it comes to small business marketing.  The networking capacity of getting your business visible on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites is endless.


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