When you start evaluating and follow your inner voice, ways tend to eventually open for you visibly, even if they mostly slam hard at you first.
“You have to work hard on the business first before it works for you.”
Everyone’s life is independent, Born not for the development of the society alone, but the development of ‘His/Herself’ either by practical experiences or by learning experiences.
The aim and objective of the business is the growth of the individual, his estate, by evenly balancing his personality. Business is not above the individual. Never! I repeat.
Here I am mentioning a few crucial steps one needs to follow when you start a business and make it established to build on as a brand.
1. Work on Personal Enigma:
Most of the people will be left with the state of the imbroglio while planning to start a new thing either it’s a business startup or any plan related to any field.
To overcome this phase one must analyze and evaluate himself and pose a few basic questions related to Skills, Area of interest, Expertise, Capital investment. One should list out all the answers and must work on the foundation to make their business empire strong.
2. Business Idea/ Strategy:
No matter what, an idea can change the whole scenario in a snap, If you are well planned and worked on with your own business ideas then move ahead if not take a moment and give your brain a pocket space and generate ideas, Taking experts’ suggestions are highly recommended here.
Marking every idea for implementation won’t fetch you better results, Here strategic analysis must be conducted and the final idea must be converted for implementation, Always remember to implement the best, cost-efficient and easily accessible ideas.
3. Business Research:
The most crucial step to be implemented to start a business – ” Research is creating a New Knowledge”. Knowledge investment is the best investment where one can generate the best possible results.
Here to conduct Business Research, one needs to go through 5 best ways they are listed to be:
- Managing Technology and Innovation.
- Resources Management and Sustainable Development.
- Social Entrepreneurship.
- Corporate Responsibility, Ethics, and Accountability.
- Accounting and Finance.
4. Finance Planning:
Don’t confuse with the heading and the list number you are referring, Here as you no need to invest Lump-sum amount, but a minimal amount should be maintained as a backup to start your business with ease.
Here one should have the ability to even manage with ongoing expenses as these won’t return you with profits from the beginning. If you are lack minimum investment too, then work on services to create cash flow, with your prior efforts services always generates cash.
But if you are opting for product-based business it always requires some initial upfront capital, but here you can generate cash flow through services and later divert that to your product-based business.
Funding sources are ubiquitous, One needs to be more creative to gain attention and get funded. Many renowned companies provide startups with products and services. Apart from them, they are many ways to capital infuse your business they can be listed as :
- Line of Credit – Getting a loan from a bank with minimal interest.
- Funds from Family and Friends – Taking funds from your family and friends by letting them know your plan of Business.
- Requesting a Business Grant – Requesting a Business firm for grants by showing your caliber of growth in Business.
- Crowd Funding Campaign – Conducting a campaign online or offline which can gather you with funds, only if your idea is capable of gaining the attention of the public investor.
- Angel investors – They are potential investors who can grant you funds if your business has the potential of growth shortly.
- Startup Incubators and Launchpads – Incubators and Launchpads are always ready-to-go space for training and support infrastructure for startups.
- Solicit venture capital investors –They fund to the companies which have high growth potential, they take an equity stake in the startup.
- Choosing strategic partners – Choosing a strategic partner who can invest now and gain later.
- Services for your startup – It is more like a barter system, You can provide services in exchange for products.
- Seed Accelerator – They offer for a fixed term, are cohort-based, can assist with market relations, connections, sales, Educational components.
5. Business Growth Strategies:
” Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success.” , Start building your team to handle responsibilities efficiently. One should need a better team to manage things at one place. Here one should opt for strategies to build your team.
Steps to build a team:
1. Hire and Fire policy: One needs to be very careful while recruiting partners into your team, consider all aspects while hiring and be stubborn on your firing policy too as it evenly balances your strategies.
2.Goal-Oriented: Everyone in the team should work on one Mission efficiently for business growth.
3. Business Culture: Culture is always respect! Build your own business culture, Mark it to be standout which can be further gains you respect and empowers your employees with positive vibes. Encourage perks for employees.
6. Business Structure:
Design and plan your business structure and work according to build respective business entities. 5 Business owner structures:
- Sole Proprietor-ships(Sole-Prop) – Someone who starts or owns an unincorporated business.
- Partnerships – Here few people share ownership.
- Corporations(C-Corps) – Legal entities owned by shareholders.
- S-Corporations – Ordinary Business corporation that elects to pass corporate losses, income, deductions, and credits.
- Limited Liability Company(LLC) – It’s a legal structure that provides limited liability features of the corporation and tax efficiencies.
7. The Naming of Your Business:
The name plays a crucial role in the Business market, Select a name by first working based on your business and name according to it, naming can be of anything related like Owner name, Stream words, Trending words, Work-related, or any abbreviations.
By choosing your name you need to cross-check whether your chosen name is already in use or not. If not then you can register that name and turn that to trademark as your business name.
Name registering process will depend upon the business structure we choose, If you are opting for Sole proprietor you must register your business with the respective state or country clerk and for LLC’s, Corporations, Limited partnerships will be registered only after filing paperwork.
Domain registering must be done after selecting your business name. You can choose many online platforms to register your domain name.
8. License and Permits:
A business license is part of the registration process with the government to conduct business fairly under geographical jurisdiction. Licensing procedures may vary along with the location and type of your business.
Usually, license permit charges up to $50-$400 and more depending upon your business type.
Here you need to have an idea on your business code, Forms to fill, Filing documents, Payment details, Ordinances on your business.
For filing your documents one must have clear details of Business name, Business Address, Owner details, Contact information, Federal ID, Employees count/Potential. Finally, Wait for approval and get licensed.
9. Accounting System:
Keep a check on financial transactions always help us to maintain the financial structure and organize our income. The accounting system always helps a business to track its financial transactions which include all payments, purchases, sales, Liabilities, etc.
Maintaining a proper accounting system is the key factor of growth in your business, Pick and choose the best software for your accounting to manage your budget file all your returns there and get verified all the time to avoid future chaos.
Hiring accountants and experts on accounting are recommended, Saving and generating an invoice for every transaction can make your work easy, It can also helpful in time and inventory tracking.
The software can accomplish your tasks easier than a manual recording, so pick software which can manage inventory management, sales tracking, customer contacts, Budgeting, Estimates, Business reporting.
10. Business Location:
To set up a standout business you need to choose a strategic location, It can be a home-based, a private office or a retail location. Choose and plan to set up your business along with equipment.
Choose your business location which can susceptible to your business type. You need to consider many factors while choosing like Market, Transportation costs, Materials, Land, Labor, Safety, Convenience, Government Authorized or not.
Once done with all your work you can mark this location to set up your business.
Here for starting a business one should follow the above-mentioned steps, A perfect businessman is an individual who holds himself in hand by his intelligence and will to develop his business, and his ideas exist not merely in physical form but also exists through knowledge and love.
Businesses can be at its high peaks if we make the right choices through a heightened awareness of the competition around us.
But here awareness cannot be acquired naturally, it often arises from the collective projects that mobilize through persuasion related to socio, economic and political resources.
Apart from the above-mentioned steps introduce new policies to your business which can further reduce vulnerabilities and help you to save more for the future and to enhance your productivity.