How to start a own business: Step-by-Step Guide

Be it anything you want from opening a retail shop or art store to starting your own cafe or restaurant, a good plan is essential to bring out the entrepreneur in you. Here’s the beginner’s guidebook.
How to start a own business: Step-by-Step Guide
Becoming your own boss is an extraordinary feeling because you are answerable to no one else but you. That's why on Entrepreneur's Day, we're sharing some beginner's tips on how to start your own business. If you are planning to start your entrepreneurial journey, then there is no time like the present. Here's a beginner's secret: anytime you decide to take the first step is the right time.
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For entrepreneurs to start their own business, the first step you have to take is to choose a business that you are passionate about. If you think that you haven’t saved enough money or don’t want to take on any debt, you can also continue to work full time while doing part-time jobs or side hustles. 

November 16 is Entrepreneur’s Day and on that occasion, we have all the beginner tips you need to start your own business.

Take the chance

It is always about taking the one chance that can make your dream a reality. You can do whatever you want to do when you start your own journey and become an entrepreneur such as taking a holiday whenever you want, working from the comfort of your home, flexibility in time, and more.

It also provides great financial freedom which a 9 to 5 job may not provide because of the limit in earning income. But it is not an all rosy path because you have to make compromises in order to become an entrepreneur such as managing everything on your own. You have to be your own accountant, designer, financier, distributor and social media manager. 

Along with these challenges, you get to learn a lot of lessons too, which is an added benefit of becoming an entrepreneur. If you are planning to start your entrepreneur journey, this article is for you. 

Choose a business you love

As entrepreneurs, the first thing you have to do is to choose a business to start that you are passionate about. It can be anything you want like opening a retail shop, starting your own cafe or restaurant. The important point here is that you should choose a business that you actually love and not do it just for the sake of profit. 

Follow your passion and give it your all because, in the end, it would be worth it. Before making a decision you can also consult your friends, family, or even an expert to gain a perspective over how the business looks at the present and what is the forecast for the future.

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The funding part 

This is the most crucial part when you are planning to become an entrepreneur and start your own business. In the beginning, getting funds for your business can be a challenge. It can be your own saved money or it can be from your family or friends. You can also opt for angel investors but there are a lot of technicalities involved. 

If you think that you haven’t saved enough money or don’t want to take on any debt, you can also continue full time while working part-time or doing side hustles. Taking a line of credit or a small loan from a bank are also good options but make sure that you do not make any impulsive decisions.

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Make a business plan 

Now that you have decided what business you want to start and what the funding situation is, it is time to make a business model. Make a plan on turning your business profitable step by step. That’s how entrepreneurs start a successful business.

It starts with deciding what are all the equipment or resources that you will need. This also means deciding whether you would require any employees or would be able to manage everything on your own. Want to raise the next generation to be successful? Here’s how to raise financially savvy girls.

Fix your resources

For example, if you are planning to start a restaurant, you will need a place to lease, equipment for cooking, employees to take care of customers and someone to buy regular grocery items. However, if you are planning to start a meal service from your home, all you will need is groceries and your efforts. 

Based on your preferences, decide what kind of resource you will require and make a plan. Also, look after the profitability of your business. Go out in the market and research to get the best deal possible.

You can also buy goods in bulk in order to save costs. Also, consider other miscellaneous expenses. For example, if you are a social media marketer, you have to consider the electricity bill, cable bill and the time you invest for your client.

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Sales are everything

Once you start your business, increasing sales is the ultimate goal. Look at the bigger picture and invest wisely in your business.

You can research a target market, what the customer needs and analyze your competitors. It will give you an idea of where you need to focus and what loopholes you can take advantage of. Yes, you will make mistakes in the process but eventually, you will learn from it and implement it to boost your business.

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The bottom line 

Starting your entrepreneurship journey is difficult but it is also wholesome. All you have to do is manage your resources, your time, be proud of your decision and be consistent. It will take you to the next level financially but you have to be patient.

Along the journey make connections that can help you boost your sales and implement learning every day, every time. If you do need that extra help, consult us at Beem. We know a thing or two about running a successful business. We’re here to help you. All the best!

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Devanshee Dave

Devanshee Dave

With over 4 years of experience in financial writing and a master’s degree in mass communication & journalism, Devanshee is currently preparing for her CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) exams. In her spare time, she likes to dance and learn about cosmology, astronomy and anything that can expand her knowledge from the big bang to the big crunch.

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