How To Start Your Own Business


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Do you want to start a business of your own? Do you have doubts and fear  in your mind right now? Do you plan to start a business but don’t know what kind of business to start? In order to know if you should start your own business, you first need to make sure that you are starting a business for the right reasons.

Below are examples of good reasons to start a business:

  • You have enough experience in an industry that you think you can go out on your own and your clients will come with you. Like me, I am a Freelance Virtual Assistant.
  • You have identified a problem that your potential clients have, and think they will pay you for solving it.
  • You have leadership experience and want to be in charge.
  • You love the challenge.

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Here are the steps you need to take to jump start on your business.

  1. Passion: Choose a business based on what you love doing. A business built upon a passion is usually more successful, because it allows you to do – on a regular basis – what you love. You will also be more enthusiastic about the business, determined to make sure it runs to your standards, and motivated to grow it. Your attitude will favorably impress your customers.
  2. Life Goals : Pick a business that fits into your current life or the life you wish to maintain.For example, you may have thought about starting your own real estate business. Typically, a real estate agent works all day and into the evening. If you have a family, you may not want to be away for so much of the day. There are many options for many scenarios, so consider them all and the kind of life you want to have, and make sure that they work together successfully.
  3. Skills and Expertise: Build a business on what you already know and are good at. If you have been in sales all your life, and have done well, then choose a business that allows you to sell. If you have built relationships with people in a specific industry, then consider starting a business that allows you to take advantage of those contacts.
  4. Financial Capability / Capital: Consider your financial status when comparing business opportunities. If you don’t have the finances or the means to borrow the funds to start a particular business, then you may need to opt for a business that does not excessively rely on start-up cost. Your other option would be to wait until you can raise the money.
  5. Business Ideas: Think of a product or service in demand but currently under-provided. Research your community for ideas, or maybe you have been in need of a product or service but cannot get it easily. Choosing a business that offers a unique service or product will likely ensure your status in the market, assuming no competition moves in. Make sure that there is a big enough need for this service or product to keep your business profitable.
  6. Franchise or Not: You may opt for a franchise as a business idea. These businesses often require investment, but they are already established with consumers. Additionally, franchises provide you with marketing materials and ideas to build customers. Remember, however, that when you work a franchise, you will be expected to meet certain expectations as far as policy and process are concerned.

 

That’s it! Hope that the above tips, steps, and business advice will help you decide on what business to start. Here’s one piece of advice.. Never test the depth of the water with both feet. 

 

 

Sources:

http://fitsmallbusiness.com/should-i-start-my-own-business/

http://www.wikihow.com/Choose-a-Business-to-Start

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