Do you have a vision or a concept you think will help others?? Starting a business can be exciting but it can also be scary. Not knowing where to start, how to register your business, business entities, business credit, business loans…there’s a lot to starting a business, however if you have a vision and a plan, you can make it happen! Hard work, dedication and being disciplined is also apart of the process.
Not only did I start my businesses from the ground up, but I did not know everything I needed to know when I started to run my business, yes, I made mistakes, as most entrepreneurs do, however as time went on I learned a lot and from the mistakes made. When they say “experience is the best teacher” they are right. One mistake I made was not getting my business registered. I had the vision, I had the plan but I didn’t do the most important parts. Once I got that started THEN I was ready to rock! Nope, I still needed to make sure my business name was registered NOW I’m ready to rock! There are a few other things you have to make sure you put in place when starting your business from the ground up once you’ve done all of the legal stuff. Now that I have everything in place, it’s time to start building my networks, create my website and get started on my marketing and branding. One of the best things I could have done was network with some great entrepreneurs who had been in business for years, you can always get great nuggets to apply to your own business.
So, marketing your business and building your brand is a major part of people knowing who you are and what it is you do. Think about the BIG companies, you know most of them from their branding and how they market their business. It’s a good idea when starting your business to have a marketing plan and hire someone to help you with bringing it all to fruition. You want to be sure you have an online presence by creating a website or landing page, your marketing/web consultant will be able to help you bring all of your visions to reality. When you have built your client/customer base you can have them all check out your products/services on your website which makes it convenient for them to get info, book appointments or shop. Having a website will also bring you new clients/ customers through google searches, keywords etc.
Building your own business is not going to be easy, you will have to do everything do not be afraid to hire people to run your business and be clear on your plan. Stay focused, not giving up and following these good steps…
A few things to remember when starting your business from the ground up:
- Make sure your business is registered properly
- You are your brand
- Create realistic goals and put them on paper or someone where you can see them
- Be sure to create a great marketing plan
- Build your network
- Hire someone to help you bring your plan to reality
- Work on your business goals everyday
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