Here are our list of valuable start-up resources to check out if you are a budding entrepreneur and venturing into a small business startup. There are so many things to keep in mind that we thought a mini checklist would provide excellent guidance in the start-up process but also in providing ongoing info on new business solutions in our fast pace technology world.
Checklist to Start a Small Business:
Market Research Your Idea:
The potential startup needs to do extensive market research to determine whether the idea is viable. This market research must include things like the current economic climate, business growth potential and the possibility for future investments to expand the company. It is crucial for the small business startup to gain a deep understanding about market shifting and consumer behavior. Listed here are some start-up resources to help you to gain a deeper understanding of these very important factors for success.
Trade Associations or Bodies:
- Trade Associations – Yahoo! Directory
- World Trade Organization
- The Planning Shop
- US Office for Small Business Administration
- Business Data and Statistics
Why do you need a Business Plan?
If you want to go from New York to Las Vegas and you don’t know the road…. Will you tackle it without a road map? You could but it would be risky because you can land on the longest road to get there or even on a dead end. Don’t you agree it makes good business sense to have a road map for your small business startup? So listed here are good sites to visit to create a business plan, some are free some are not.
Startup Business Financing
The financial aspect, for the small business startup, is for sure one of the most critical aspects for the survival and ultimate success for you as a new business owner. Start-ups must not only figure out what type of financing is the best fit but you also have to take into account all the other financial aspects that comes with any venture. Underneath is a list with valuable start-up resources where the aspiring business owner can get financing.
- Smarta – search for UK grants
- SBA Loan Programs
- Keiretsu Forum
- Investor Circle
- Spank The Bank: THE Guide to Alternative Business Financing
- National Endowment for the Humanities
- Small Business Investor Alliance
Start-Up Business Mentoring
The best entrepreneurs know that a business mentor is an asset that is worth more than gold. They are the sounding board for many small businesses in many diverse ways. You will be able to find one-on-one support, that alone is invaluable, but you will also be able to tap from your business mentor’s past experiences to enhance and ensure smooth sailings for your own company. One can define business mentoring as constructive advice, counseling, and support by seasoned entrepreneurs to the new business startup. Your mentor may also be able to open doors to new opportunities that may lead to business growth.
Naming and Registration
Many different factors come into play when deciding upon a name for your new company. Things you need to consider are the following: the product, consumer mindset, competing businesses, unique selling point. The next step is then to register your company with the appropriate authorities as a legal entity.
Business Software Solutions
The essential motivation for using business software is to increase profits by cutting costs or speeding up the productive cycle. Business software solutions help businesses to perform various tasks more effortlessly. The main reason is to increase and measure productivity, and to ensure that all tasks are accurately performed. Software solutions include data management, point of sale (POS), Surveillance Equipment, VoIP, computer networks, network security, mobile computing, and CRM.
Data Management Systems
Point of Sale (Software)
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