If you think you’re ready for the challenges ahead, there are certain things that you should take into consideration to ensure that you’re starting up on the right track and that you’re well prepared to take on greater responsibilities that come with running your own business.
Here are 3 top key areas you should look closely into:
1. Whether your business idea is viable
The first thing you need to find out is whether your business idea is viable. This means that you have to do some legwork – look into the level of competition, the demand of the product or service you’ll be offering and the success/failure of your competitors.
2. Whether you have enough funding
You have to figure out how to come up with sufficient funds that you can use for the takeoff of your business. Find out whether you can get funding grants, borrow money from the bank or get your family/friends invest into your business.
And while you’re still figuring out how to successfully get your business off the ground, bills are continuously rolling in. You will therefore need to take into account your family’s daily expenses and living costs during the first few weeks of your launch. Learn to spend smartly and make sure that you have enough savings before deciding to really take the plunge.
3. Whether you’ll rent an office space or do with a make-shift one at home
You have to strategize whether renting an office space or working at home (temporarily) is the best option. If you’re planning to run your business at home, you need to have sufficient space where you can work without distractions. On the other hand, if you’re planning to rent an office you have to make sure that you have enough funds to pay for the rent and for any overhead cost involved.
Of course, you can’t go into business without having a long-term plan and goal. Always focus on the big picture and on bringing your newly launched business to the next level.
Over to you..
As an experienced woman entrepreneur and business owner, how were you able to bring your business to the level it’s at right now? What were the things you thoroughly considered before deciding to take the plunge? Please share your comments below.