There are so many startup guides on the internet. Some of them are great, others less so. The issue is they are mainly generic and as such hard to apply to your business. There is something to say for this, however, as it forces you to think of ways to apply the tips to your business which of course helps as it stokes ideas and pushes you to think in depth about aspects you never considered.
This is never truer than with a startup.
Look at all of the businesses who make mistakes as they start. The mistakes are long and far ranging, some a mere inconvenience, others completely debilitating.
There is a reason the vast majority of businesses fail in the first year.
The more research you do the less chance there will be of any brutal mistakes.
These are some of the more common ones that are made across the board.
You need to ensure you set up the right business address. Changing address after you have launched can be disastrous.
This is because you can end up splitting your customer base and losing out on a whole lot of sales. It is confusing and something you should avoid. This applies to stores, restaurants, offices, etc.
Letters won’t go to the right places, invoices will be missed, the issues go on and on. Get it right from the start.
If you are running a business from home then you could consider a virtual office. Check out http://www.pgos.ch for more information. Get it right from the start.
Do your research, work out what looks like the best office for the kind of business you operate. Having a bespoke address can make all the difference but you also need to think about logistics and the like, as well as the rent you pay.
The same can be said of your website. Get this right the first time. Don’t forget to add anything onto it.
Make a clear cut plan and check it over as many times as necessary. If you go live, then pull the website down your online marketing and advertising will be going to waste.
People will be trying to click through to your site only to be met with nothing. It looks poor and shoddy to advertise something that doesn’t exist, not to mention a waste of money.
Go to your site with a good web developer to make sure the website has everything it needs. Cover all basis.
You also need to have the right equipment for your business type.
You may know exactly what you need but if you are unsure don’t guess. Hire a business analyst who can help you. They will be able to tell you the exact software and hardware your business needs to operate.
Remember, they can help you save money too and stop you from buying things you may not need.