Key Steps to Starting a Business

Planning to become an entrepreneur is not as easy as what you think. Before you decide to jump in new venture make sure that you are armed with knowledge and skills.

The chance of success depends on how you will lay the groundwork for success.

Hard work and a lot of planning is what it takes in starting a business. It is essential to start the business with good foundation as it will give you the opportunity to gain success. That is why you need to follow the appropriate steps when starting a business. These steps can help the business run smoothly and much better.

Develop a Detailed Business Plan

If you do not have any idea about starting a business, the best thing to do is to develop a business plan. This would serve as your guide in running the business. Included in the business plan are your goals and expectations of your business. Likewise, it plays an important role in the everyday operation of your business from start and as your business progresses. In addition, the business plan is a requirement if you are looking for fund to start up your business. The banks and other lending company will see your business plan and determine the feasibility of your proposed business. In this sense, the business plan should include all the necessary aspects of running a business as well as the cost projections and the profit expectations. Make sure that your business goals are also cited in the plan. You can ask help from professionals when developing a business plan.

Consider All Legal Aspects

Aside from creating a business plan, as a business owner you need to handle other things such as the legal aspects. Definitely, you cannot operate your business without securing the necessary legal documents like licenses and permits. You can consult a lawyer about these issues to ensure that you are making the right move. Otherwise, if you will start your business without the legal documents most possibly you will be penalized. Aside from the licenses and permits, you should inquire for the taxing regulations prevailing in your area. Keep in mind that personal taxes are different from business taxes. That is why though you are paying your personal tax it is your responsibility to pay for the business tax. Likewise, is you will hire employees you need to secure employer identification number. Just like the legal aspects you also need to seek advice from an accountant about the accounting issues like the payroll processing.

Build a Marketing Plan

The last key step in starting a business is the creation of marketing plan. Advertising and promotion of your business is very important so that people will know the existence of your business. The profit also depends on your marketing plan that is why you need to ensure that you are doing your best to reach your target market and use an effective marketing strategy.


  • Raja Pratap Singh said on July 10, 2012
    I am living in india at kolkata. I would like to start business in grocery item. By taking the distributorship of big brand like TaTa Chemical, Ganesh atta etc. So i want to know how to start this type of business in partnership?
  • chetan vaishnav said on October 7, 2012
    dear sir, i have done mba and i want to start a small business in garment wear or emetation jwelarry. i mean to say i want so selling that in retail market, shops so i want to suggestion or any other idea
  • Prashant Belvate said on February 1, 2013
    I am living in Mumbai. I would like to start business in automobile. I am fresher mechanical engineer. I want suggestion or any other idea.
  • lakhan jadhav said on February 16, 2013
    sir i just have pass out BE in Mechanical. I Want to start my business in auto and machinery part manufacturing. so please suggest me what type of product will more profitable in Indian market.
  • Mallesham Elagandula said on February 23, 2013
    I am living in india at Andhra Pradesh, Karimnagar. I would like to start business in Building Materials Store. By taking the distributorship. So i want to know how to start this type of business.and how to get the loan from bank.
  • venkatesh said on February 24, 2013
    Dear sir, I am leaving in Andhra pradhesh, guntur. I would like to start business in Mirchi Storage Godown. So i want to know how to start the business and how much money we need to invest on that and how much we can see the profit on an average. Can u guide me on this.
  • MD NASIR KHAN said on May 14, 2013
    I am 41 years old an Accountant and I want to open a CBSE Affiliated English Medium School(Especially for Minorities) in Rural Area , can I get financial help from the State Govt or the Central Govt. I have my own land around 15 katha in Distt : Palamu (Jharkhand) very backward area in Jharkhand. If yes , then what would be the critaria for getting this financial help. Please suggest me . Thanks Md Nasir Khan Dtd 14.05.2013
  • Bernie said on September 19, 2013
    Hi There, I'm Bernie, working in UAE currently, i am planning to put up a garment business, hoping if you could help me with some of great ideas and how much it will cost to start one. Thanks and Best Regards,
  • Anand D Munde said on March 11, 2014
    Namaskar, myself Anand , B.E. MECH ) WITH 15 Yrs exp in maintenance & project field, guide me how to start & scope, & give me guidelines.
  • Prashanth said on June 22, 2014
    Sir i am a graduate and i am very interested in start and small business ,i have plan to open a juice shop,could you please give me ideas and technique and advise me with the minimum cost like how much should i invest? will bank help me by providing loans? Thankz in advance
  • bhanupriya sharma said on August 18, 2015
    I want to start a small business for women wear like saree and other traditional dresses, I have done MBA in foreign trade . my location for this business will be jaipur. kindly suggest me .
  • harish said on November 15, 2015
    want to start a small business for Lighting shop, but I don't know how to start, I have a money but govt permission, license, distributors contact, shop in India (Andhra Pradesh state ) and any mistakes sorry i have little bit English


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