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Starting A New Small Business
If you are considering starting your own business, having a plan will make your experience much more enjoyable. Starting a new business can be scary, but we have collected the right professionals and resources to help you prepare for your journey.
YOUR AUDIENCE – Who are your first clients? This client profile will help you describe them.
YOUR OFFERING – What are you offering?
YOUR BRAND – The look and feel of your new business.
If you are starting a brand new business with no previous brand name, you’ll need to consider your options and your target audience. There are many ways to start, but we’ll narrow your decision-making to just a few critical areas.
If you want to dive in, here is a good place to start – The Growth Hacking Playbook: Your Ultimate List of Growth Hacking Resources.
This resource will help you plan a road map for your business journey. You can do this worksheet on your own, or schedule a time for us to go through it with you. Sometimes more heads are better than one.
A LIST OF BUSINESS RESOURCES YOU MAY NEED:
Accountant – Business Formation, Tax Help, & Bookkeeping
Attorney – Legal Formation & Counsel
Financial Advisor – Personal and Business Asset Management
Marketing Director – Someone that can help you develop your offering into an attractive brand that appeals to your target audience and helps you to promote your offering to that audience effectively and efficiently
Bank – A Business Bank Account
Business Lending – Options for raising capital or paying for start-up costs associated with your new business and provides monetary support for further business improvements.
LENDIO – 5-Step Plan For Starting A Business [pdf download guide]
Communications – Phone & Internet
Business Coach – A Seasoned Professional To Walk You Through & Be An Advisor. You can use your legal, marketing, and accounting resources as an [advisory board]
Domain Name – If you know your company name, go ahead and reserve your domain early. Some companies even use their domain name as the determining factor for what they name their business.
Email Account – Get an email address using the domain name [you can subscribe to this through your domain provider or through Google]
Business Address – Are you a home-based business, just working remotely with a pre-existing central office, or a mobile business, or need office space? Each of these options comes with pros and cons. There are costs and savings for each – weigh all your options and select the one that makes the most sense for your customers and your business – use your advisory resources to help you decide. This can be a long-term commitment, so make a wise decision.
Staffing – Are you going to be starting this business solo or are you going to need help? Staffing can be very tricky and expensive if not done correctly. Use your advisory resources to help you decide. Consider 1099 employees, staffing services, Service As A Software, or outsourcing for the best all-around solution for starting off.
Payroll – If you decide that direct hire staff is your best option, you may want to consider a payroll service to ensure you take care of all the nuances associated with employment. Use your advisory resources to help you make a wise choice and system.
Employee Benefits – You’ll need a benefits package with certain types of employees. Use your advisory resources to help you make the best choices.
Operating A Small Business
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LIST OF BUSINESS INDUSTRIES
- Website Design
- Website Hosting
- Social Media Management
- Merchant Services
- Commercial Lending
- Communication (phone, internet, teleconference)
- Office Space
- Vehicle Leasing
- Office Equipment
- Office Software
- Office Construction
- Promotional Items
- Employee Benefits
- IT Solution
- Computer / Technology
- Office Supplies
- Business Coach
- Transportation / Shipping
- Mobile App Solution
- Inventory Management/Storage
- Office Furniture
- Office Filing System
- Cleaning Service