Starting a new Business is an incredibly exciting process, but if you haven’t planned well enough in advance then it’s easy to make mistakes as you’re first starting up. Whilst it may not seem big at the time, it could have a dramatic impact on your business as it starts to grow.
To help you avoid making mistakes when you first set up your business, we’ve put together a list of 5 things you need to consider before you get started:
1. What Will You Call Your Business? What Will Your Tagline And Mission Be?
One of the first things you’ll need to do when setting up your business is thinking about the fundamentals. This includes deciding on a business name, writing a tagline and working out what your mission will. Whilst it may seem easy, this will probably be one of the hardest obstacles you over come when you first get started, especially as you’ll want to get it right first time.
2. What Will Your Branding Be Like?
Once you have a name and mission, it’s time to start thinking about your branding. Your branding will be the best way for people to recognize your business, and a great way to get your brands mission across using colors, imagery and design. If you don’t have any branding skills, you may want to consider hiring a designer to work on it with you.
3. Do You Need Somewhere To Work From?
If you’re going to be starting your own business you really need consider whether or not you need a premises to work from. Whether it’s an office space, a warehouse or a shop floor - working these things out from the beginning can save you a lot of time in the long run.
When finding a place to work from you need to make sure you’ve considered costings, health and safety and all other important aspects of renting or buying space. For more information on health and safety in particular, you can visit the Ranger Lifting site here.
4. Will You Be Hiring A Team Or Outsourcing Tasks?
Although you may not need to hire a team to begin with, working out whether this is going to be a part of your business plan from the get go is a good idea. When work is starting to pick up and you find you don’t have enough time to work on business development, you may find that working with a freelancer on a permanent or outsourced basis is a great next step.
5. Will You Be Creating A Marketing Strategy?
When starting your business from scratch you’re going to need to think about how you’re going to get yourself out there in order to bring in customers. The best way to do this is to create a marketing strategy, especially in terms of social media. For tips on tricks on how to create your own marketing strategy, you can visit this guide here.
Are you considering starting your own business? What have you had to consider before hand? Let us know in the comment section below.