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Should I Start My Own Business

Researching Your Small Business Start Up

Things to consider before starting a business

Are you thinking of forming your own company? Here are some tips for how to start a business.

Do you have the right temperament? A Business Start up, however small, is one of the most serious decisions that a person can take in life. Positively, it often results in higher income levels than one could achieve as an employee together with the unique buzz of being your own boss but, conversely, it also can be stressful, demand longer working hours, and reduce your ability to take long holidays.

Do you have a definite business idea? The desire to be your own boss is not enough to succeed. Empirical evidence clearly shows that those who do best in a business start up normally have previous work experience in their chosen business field or have conducted thorough research.

Research. Before committing yourself to setting up a limited company or any other form of new business carry out as much research as possible perhaps contacting any representative/professional bodies for their input/advice. In addition, it is important to note local market conditions as, unless you have a unique selling point, it is very difficult to succeed where a local market is saturated with established competitors. In addition, it is always wise to buy a few pertinent general business books as most will encapsulate the basics on how to manage a business start up - The formula being remarkably consistent from sector to sector.

Hope for the best but expect the worst! By definition, most entrepreneurs are positive but, ironically, such optimism can often be their worst enemy so always leave a sufficient financial safety blanket. It is very unusual for a business start up to go as smoothly as you expect it to.

Keep non-essential costs to a minimum. Many new business people overspend on hardware, expensive computers, printing etc. If your business does not require people physically coming to a shop or office, do not waste money on office rental or even employing a secretary. In many cases serviced or virtual offices will create the right impression at a fraction of the cost. Just remember that a business start up means keeping your wits about you, whilst grabbing opportunities as and when they crop up.

Should I Start My Own Business?

 

Get Expert Advice. Today many government bodies and banks offer FREE business start up advice when it comes to settling up a limited company. In general, such advice may not be all encompassing and may have certain vested interests but, by seeking such advice from a number of different suppliers you should end up with a fair understanding of how to manage and control a business start up. Consider a Franchise. The risks of embarking on a business start up are considerably reduced by buying a well-known and established franchise. In many cases, the franchisor can often help with finance, computer software and business methodology. The downside is that, if you really are aiming for the heavens, then becoming a franchisee is unlikely to result in untold riches!