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I Need Help Starting My Own Business – Getting Started Right
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I Need Help Starting My Own Business – Getting Started Right

I hear many people say, “I need help starting my own business”. Starting a business is much like assembling the pieces of a puzzle. If you put it together right, you have a beautiful thing. If it’s not done correctly, you have a jumbled mess.

Taking things one step at a time will help you get your business started off on the right path and make it so much easier in the long run. Here are a few tips to help you get your own business started:

The first thing you need is to make sure you have a positive mindset. You will need to be able to stay ‘up’ even when things don’t go according to your plans.

Secondly, you absolutely must have goals. They need to be written down along with a plan to help you achieve these goals. Write down both your long-term goals and your goals for the short term. Refer to them often to make sure you are on target.

When you come across obstacles or issues, and you will, stay focused on the end result and troubleshoot a solution to the current issue.

When you are working, keep yourself focused and avoid the distractions that are going to crop up.

What type of business are you going to start? Is it one that you will be able to run from home? Will you need an office or store location? Each of these scenarios has its own unique set of issues that need to be addressed.

If you are going to need office/store space and a staff to help you run it, the start up costs will be significantly higher than if you are home basing your business.

People who work from home will need a private space set aside that is quiet and out of the way of the rest of the people living in your home.

The rest of the family will have to learn to give you the time to work your business. Just because you are home doesn’t mean you are at their beck and call. Constant interruptions really make things unproductive.

The next step in the process is to choose a name for your business. You want something that people will remember and a name that reflects what you do. Be sure to check that the name isn’t already in use before you get too carried away.

Each city, county, and state has rules that govern businesses both small and large. Research and find out what they are so you will be sure to comply with the rules.

Now that you have your business name chosen, you will most likely want to set up a website to help you showcase your product or services that you offer. If you have no clue how to do this, there are a lot of people out there who can help you set up a nice, professional website for a reasonable fee.

This is exactly what I tell people who tell me “I need help starting my own business”. Getting yourself set up properly from the beginning will save you many headaches down the road.


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more good advice about getting started in a business...keep up the good work Will...thanks for the article

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  about 9 years ago

Good tips and article, Will. Good luck!

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  about 9 years ago

Thank you so very much! I really appreciate you stopping by and commenting!

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  about 9 years ago
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