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If you are in the process of starting your own business then you may already know it can be a lengthy process. Ideally, you want to get everything right from the get-go as up to 90% of new businesses can fail within their first year. This is mainly due to a lack of funds or customers not connecting with the brand. Take a look at the article below to find out some of the things needed for your new business. 

An Idea

Every business you see around you today started with an idea. There is no business in existence that didn’t have an idea and business plan drawn up. It doesn’t matter how small you think your idea is, any idea is a good idea in the beginning stages. Make sure you are writing everything down as you don’t want to forget vital information. You can come back to your ideas and work on them further down the line. Your idea can be a brand new concept, one that has never been in production before. You could also take an existing idea and make it your own, look at why it has previously failed or not been popular and change it up. 

Funding

Next, you will have to work out where your business funds will come from. There are a few options for this, you might have the cash to hand so you can use this to get everything you need. Alternatively, you can apply for a business loan. You will need to have a pretty high credit score to be successful in this. The bank will comb through all your documents and earnings to make sure you are a safe option for a loan. 

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Location

Now you need to decide where you will be located. You might prefer to work from home as opposed to an actual business location. This works for some businesses if you don’t need a lot of storage space. However, if you need a lot of employees on hand to help or storage space such as a warehouse then you will need business premises. This needs to be safe for everyone, meaning all your electrics and gas works need to be done by a professional. If there is a problem with your pipes then call a company to help with complete pipeline services

Employees

Finally, you will also need to decide on the team you want working for you. This will be the foundation of any strong business, if you want to succeed then you will need a supporting team behind you. If you employ people who don’t pull their weight and do their fair share of the work then your business may struggle to stay afloat. It all comes down to your advertisement and spotting talent at the interview stage. Your ad needs to be pretty solid, referring to the skills, experience, and qualifications you want your potential employees to possess. Alternatively, you could use the help and services of a recruitment agency to help you find your employees. 

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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