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Growing the beanstalk in your small business

In today’s unstable financial period, starting a business might seem unrealistic. With the big Western economies still trying to recuperate from the global recession of 2008, it is hard to find firm fertile ground to plant an idea that will lead to profit.

Although China, India and other Asian countries have begun to rise, the future still seems unsure for the rest of the world.  We fear these waking giants will hoard the market, and thus all revenue. How do we respond as upstart business-minded visionaries

Know the business person inside of you

Considering the monetary problems we face, we cannot look to anyone to bail us out but ourselves. To survive these trying times, we must find the drive of industry within us. We should look to what we know and love, and harness that passion and knowledge to help ourselves. We should go beyond the daily grind, toiling for the passions of others, while not abandoning our own life-long dreams.

Start your business right

Once we have identified our desire for entrepreneurship, we need to take care of the various materials and concerns in starting an actual business.

1. Capital – Before anything else, we need to know how much resources we have. Our ambitions cannot be realized without first knowing how big our funds are, how many people we can employ, how many equipment we can buy, and others.  A complete understanding of this will give us an idea of how to approach our business venture.

2. Business Strategy – We need to have direction and planning to reach our goals without making too many mistakes. Starting a business requires plenty of physical, mental, emotional and financial investments that we cannot waste. If we are not prepared for the many surprising outcomes of running a business, we will see all the time and resources we put in squandered without making us a single cent.

A business strategy would entail knowing who the target market is, creating a brand that would connect with that target market, and what kind of marketing would be best to employ, among many others.

3. Liabilities – We have to admit that there will be difficulties along the way. And to keep ourselves from losing everything, we need to know what our liabilities are. This can be done through hiring a lawyer who can take into account our assets.

4. Business Registration – The bureaucratic process of registering the business cannot be avoided. We must make sure we have the proper documents to make it as smooth as possible, and to keep away from legal troubles in the future. The requirements might be different from area to area, so it is best to know exactly what the local and federal governments demand.

A small business can work wonders for us if handled properly. With the right mindset, it can reach as high as the heavens, growing and growing until we end up battling the titans of our industry. If we are to succeed, we can expect it to become a money-making machine that can keep us from ever having to worry about our financial futures.

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One Response to Growing the beanstalk in your small business

  1. Jon Carroll August 31, 2012 at 8:54 am #

    Nice post Jessica…

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