Only a veteran business owner can show you what you should and shouldn’t do when starting a business. Only a business owner who has opened, closed, or sold over a dozen businesses in the last 24 years knows what to do first and what not do first.
You can call me a a serial entrepreneur. But no, I am not in the habit of starting a business and then closing its doors and moving on to the next shiny thing. No, I opened many locations of the similar type of businesses for the most part. But I did also venture into a few different ones like wholesale, exporting, dropshipping and once, I even started a service related business, but mostly I have always been in retail business.
In my quarter century experience, I have made more mistakes than I want to admit, but looking back, I believe that each and every one of those mistakes made me a better person in business and in my personal life. I call it the personal growth learning curve. We all have to climb over that curve at one point in our life.
Only a business owner can tell you what insurance to buy; what licenses to apply for and how; how to negotiate with your vendors and suppliers; how to promote your business; how to hire, train and fire employees; how to catch a thief; how to secure your business; and how to spot a fraud.
In Start Your Own Successful Small Business, I show you a simple and easy to follow step-by-step process of starting your very first business, from idea to launch, in a very short period of time. I show you how to come up with a viable business idea and evaluate your idea to see if it would fly or not. Next, I show you how to bring the idea into reality in a very detail step by step process. I also show you how to craft a Business Plan that actually helps you through the whole startup process.
Next, I help you:
- Identify Target Market
- Market Analysis & Research
- Evaluate the Market
- Marketing & Sales Plan
- Innovative Pricing Strategy
- How to use Internet & Social Media
- Risk Analysis
- Exit Strategy
- Team Building
- How to Choose and File the Right Legal Entity for your Business
- What Forms to File
- How to Open a Commercial Bank Account
- Financial Reporting
- How to Find Money for your Startup
- Insurance & Taxes
- Copyright, Trademark, and Patent
- How to Brand Your Business
- Home-based vs. Brick & Mortar Business Startup
- A few Innovative New Business Ideas You Should Explore
And Much More…