1. The First Big Steps 7. Plan your business
2. How to Start a Business? 8. Checklist
3. Discover What Works 9. Methods of Trading
4. Follow this Checklist to Get Started 10. The Mighty Dollar
5. Location Location Location 11. 10 Tips for a Balanced Life
6. An Office Environment 12. How to Lower your organization's IT costs with Google Apps

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Follow this Checklist to Get Started

Getting your business off the ground will often take a lot longer than you thought as there may be delays beyond your control. TO check that you're headed in the right direction, follow this list:

  • Examine your personal criteria. Why are you starting a business?
  • Consider you work habits, for example whether you prefer working early in the morning or late at night.
  • List why people would want to buy your product or service.
  • Conduct market research, even if it's sampling among your family and friends
  • List potential suppliers and their strong and weak points.
  • Draw up your financial plan. How much profit do you need to stay afloat? What are your expenses?

No comments: