Startup Up Business Ideas

Two focuses of my blog are Financial Literacy/Money and Business/Entrepreneurship. If you have a business idea and want to start your own enterprise, there are some things you need to keep in mind that will really help you out. The following contributed post is entitled, Startup Up Business Ideas.

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So you have decided to start your own business, that’s great. However, it can be hard to know where to get started and figure out what your next steps should be. We have listed below a few tips to help you get started on your business venture.

Write A Business Plan

The first step that any business should take is writing up a business plan. Your business plan should include an overview of your business, what you are planning to sell or offer, what your targets and goals are and what makes you stand out from the rest. Set goes for one, five and ten year and check in with it every now and then to see if you are keeping on track and amend if necessary. If you are unsure on how to structure your business plan there are many templates online to help you.

Grow Your Online Presence

Being online is vital for any business to thrive and be successful. Start by creating a website, it doesn’t have to be over complicated, just ensure it showcases what your business does, contact information and T&Cs. You don’t have to break the bank by hiring a web agency there are a few platforms out there that allow you to create your own website for a fraction of the cost. Sites such as Wix, WordPress and Shopify are all great examples of diy websites. If you are not great with technology there are many videos, articles or professionals out there that can help guide you.

Once your website is all up and running, you will need to think about opening up a couple social media accounts. Social media is one of the best ways to get your business noticed. Most platforms will allow you to advertise to a selected target audience of your choice. The leading social media platforms are Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tik Tok and Pinterest. Make sure you choose one or two platforms to focus on as having too many to focus on at once can become overwhelming.

Have The Right Equipment In place

When starting your business it can be hard knowing what equipment your office will need. Take a look at our must-have list below.
Furniture – Whether you are setting up your business in an office or at home, you will need some furniture to get you going. You could start with a standard desk and chairs but for the long term we would recommend investing in some ergonomic furniture.
Technology – You will need a computer that provides access to software such as word, powerpoint and spreadsheet. With everyone still having to keep their distance video calls are a popular way to communicate among customers, suppliers and work colleagues. Find the best software for your business, popular sites include Click4assistance, LiveHelpNow and Proficonf.

We hope these tips helped, it’s now down to you to put these tips in place and start growing your business. Whilst you are here take a look at our post on Should Your Small Business Look To Outsource?

Author: anwaryusef

Anwar Y. Dunbar is a Regulatory Scientist. Being a naturally curious person, he is also a student of all things. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan and his Bachelor’s Degree in General Biology from Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). Prior to starting the Big Words Blog Site, Anwar published and contributed to numerous research articles in competitive scientific journals reporting on his research from graduate school and postdoctoral years. After falling in love with writing, he contributed to the now defunct, and the Edvocate where he regularly wrote about: Education-related stories/topics, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Financial Literacy; as well as conducted interviews with notable individuals such as actor and author Hill Harper. Having many influences, one of his most notable heroes is author, intellectual and speaker, Malcolm Gladwell, author of books including Outliers and David and Goliath. Anwar has his hands in many, many activities. In addition to writing, Anwar actively mentors youth, works to spread awareness of STEM careers, serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the David M. Brown Arlington Planetarium, serves as Treasurer for the JCSU Washington, DC Alumni Chapter, and is active in the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Ministry at the Alfred Street Baptist Church. He also tutors in the subjects of biology, chemistry and physics. Along with his multi-talented older brother Amahl Dunbar (designer of the Big Words logos, inventor and a plethora of other things), Anwar is a “Fanboy” and really enjoys Science-Fiction and Superhero movies including but not restricted to Captain America Civil War, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Prometheus. He is a proud native of Buffalo, NY.