Launching a business is exciting because it is the moment you start the business and your idea turns into reality. Starting a business is a task that requires attention to detail, the investment of resources and coordination of multiple contributions coming from all directions. The countdown to launch your business includes the following:
1. Writing a Business Plan and Set Prices
Before doing anything else, write a business plan. Even if you have a clear idea of what type of business you want to start or think that your business plan is “simple” or “easy”, you agree to put it in writing. Your business plan allows you to understand and analyze market demand for your product or service.
Spend some time researching and analyzing the prices of your competitors. Discover how you can add value to a higher price. Calculates the minimum price you can afford to collect. Writing a business plan will help you avoid surprises that could prove costly or even fatal to your business in the future.
2. Choose the Name of your Business
Choosing a business name can be fun, creative and exciting, but it can also be stressful. How to choose the right name to present a concise and credible your business to the world?
You must consider that the name you choose is not in use by another company. Make sure you have a unique business name to avoid problems of copyright and trademark or possible conflicts with other business owners. Search by industry and business names to confirm it is not used in a manner that could create a conflict with another company then. Once you’ve decided on a business name, you must determine what the best form of legal entity for your business.
3. Forming a Legal Entity for your Business
There are several options for incorporating a company and choose a business structure. For example; you incorporate your business by forming a C Corporation or S Corporation, forming a partnership or limited liability company, or operate as a sole proprietorship.
Different corporations have different advantages, disadvantages and complications. You’ll have to decide what type of business structure is right for you. Once you decide if you want an LLC, S Corporation, or other business structure, you must be the legal entity of your business.
4. Write a Marketing Plan
Once you have a business idea and you’ve written a business plan, you should find out who are your buyers. Why should they buy your product or service, and how will you reach them to build relationships in the future. As part of the overall business plan, it is also necessary to create a Marketing Plan that identifies specific to your market potential and describe ways to reach and engage your target. Creating a marketing plan will help you find and interact with your customers is one of the most exciting parts of running your own business and one of the most critical challenges to its success.