Starting a new business can be overwhelming and confusing on where to begin. Here are some tips to help you get started.
Sounds old school, but you have to know exactly what you are getting into before you open your doors. A business plan helps give you a reality check. You won't be able to predict everything, but you will have a better understanding of what you will have to do to keep your doors open.
Yes, just like your home, location is important. You don't want to pick the most expensive location, as you may have to close your doors before you get off the ground, but you don't want your business in an area where it would be hard to find or no foot traffic.
You can never get enough and it will be 50 percent of your job. Put up signs, join your chamber of commerce, volunteer your services, write press releases, and market your business every way you can. It will come back to you full force.
Customer's are valuable and they are king. Give them super service, go out of the way to help them and cater to their needs and the word will spread, bringing you more customers.
Do your research, you will need to know tax laws, employment law, state laws, rental agreements, contracts and more, and what you don't understand you will have to learn or hire someone that knows. You don't want to lose your business, because you didn't know any better.
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