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Considering Starting a New Business?

Date: 01/18/2006 | Category: Business | Author: Heather Long

Considering starting a new business? Are you worried about the type of business you’re considering? We all have great ideas and there are times when people around you might even suggest that you should put those ideas to work and start your own business.
Here’s some factors to consider before taking that leap.
First of all, do you have enough money to start the business? You need enough money to start the business as well as enough to live off of while you are getting the business off the ground. The best way to determine this, of course, is to develop a business plan.  
Once you have the business plan, you need to recognize whether or not you really like the idea of what you are going to be doing. Be honest. Starting and running your own business sounds great in theory, but in practical application you will be putting in a lot of time and effort.  You likely already know what it’s like to go to work at a place you for another person you don’t like, imagine going into your own business that you hate.
So if you’re convinced this is the right proposition for you it’s time to determine the answers to the following:
Discover what, if any licenses and permits you need to do this type of business.
Where will your office be located? In your home? If so, check you local zoning to make sure you are allowed to operate a home-based business in your area.
What is the potential market for your business?
Is there room for you in the market?
If you are feeling positive after answering all of these questions, then you may be on to something and it is the right time to start your own business.

 

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