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Top Tips for Starting Your Own Business

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You’ve always dreamed of the day you set up your own business – the opportunity to do something you’re passionate about and be your own boss is certainly appealing. So when you finally get your chance, where do you start? The process can seem daunting, but follow our top tips below and you can ensure that you make a success of your new business from the outset.

  • Address a clear need

While you may think you have a great idea for a business, before you go any further you should stop and ask yourself whether it really addresses a need or problem that others might share. If it is too niche or doesn’t really solve any specific need it could be a non-starter. Try and look at it from the consumer’s point of view rather than going in to business just because you like the idea. It is better to be realistic at this stage before you have invested a great deal of time and money into an idea that might not be viable.

  • Have a well-defined plan

Once you have done your research and decided to go ahead with your business idea, it is essential that you develop a solid business plan. Be honest with yourself and decide how you are going to start the business, where, with how many staff, and project your growth for the next few years so you are working towards distinctive goals.

  • Know the legal side

Although it might not be the most exciting aspect of starting a new business, having a clear understanding around the legal side of business ownership is crucial to keeping you out of trouble further down the line and gives you a stable foundation to move forward and grow your business confidently. From taxes, to employment law, to accounting – if you are new to owning your own business it is certainly worth consulting with an expert before you start trading to check all the correct legal requirements are in place.

  • Be clear on your finances

The idea of launching your business can be so exciting that you forget to consider some of the practicalities, including finances. Consult with a financial expert, be clear on the conditions of any loans or other financing to start up your business, and have a clear plan for growth, projected turnover, and profit broken down by year.

  • Be enthusiastic – but realistic

You’re finally realizing your dream of starting your own business but it is crucial to try and keep your feet on the ground, no matter how exciting it might feel. You should, of course, never lose enthusiasm for your business idea, after all you are its greatest cheerleader and asset, however you should not let your enthusiasm cloud your judgment – learn to take a step back when you need to and try to take advice from others who don’t have a vested interest.

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Posted on Dec 19 2017

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