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If you are in the process of starting your very own small business then you may be slightly concerned about the time it is taking. There is no set time limit that it should take for you to set up shop. Take as long as you need to get everything to where it needs to be, there is a reason for this. Up to 90% of new businesses will fail within their first year of trading, out of those a small percentage won’t make it to their fifth birthday. Take a look below to find out how to give your business the boost it needs. 

Budget

Know how much you will need to get your business started and have everything you need. This needs to be as accurate as possible so you don’t run the risk of running out of money. If this happens then you may not be able to purchase everything you need to start your business. It is better to overestimate than underestimate when it comes to funding your business. If you don’t have the money needed right away, you will need to apply for a business loan. In order to be successful with your application, you will need to have a great credit score

Manpower

You need to make sure that your business is being looked after by capable employees. When it comes to hiring the right people for your business it is all about getting the job advertisement right. You need to make sure that it contains the type of person you are looking for, the skills they need, and the qualifications they should possess. 

Services

When it comes to your business, don’t be afraid to make use of all the professional services out there. They are there for you to use to help you grow a strong successful business. You might find it useful to use an accountant when it comes to number crunching. Accountants can help you cut costs and advise on how to spend your money more wisely. You could also use a small business web design company to help with your website. Your website is your main marketing and advertising tool. This holds all your products and services that your customers will buy so it has to look appealing and attractive. 

Location 

Finally, you will need to decide whether you want to be located in an office/shop or work from the comfort of your own home. Of course, each has its own list of pros and cons. These include, if you work from home then you need to be on hand at all times to assist with any problems that your employees run into. However, you will be able to choose your own hours and get work done around other commitments. Working in an office will give you a sense of management that you may not get at home, you will be there in person to help your employees when they need it. However, you will also need to take into account fees such as rent and equipment. 

 

About The Author

I am a Business LifeStyle coach who specialises in working with artists, designers, crafters and all creative professionals. Myself and my partner Stuart Horrex are here to help you to achieve your Life & business goal and dreams. We have had over 20 years experience in finance, retail,furniture,food,wine fashion,crafts and hospitality.

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