I will continue with the second part of the Start Your Own Business in 30 Days. In the previous part, we have passed first 15 days to start your own business.
In that 15 days, we already make one big step forward to create your new successful venture. Let’s continue with the second half of 30 days to start your own business.
Day 16: Build your website
Today we cannot imagine the business without the online presence. As a first, you must decide on the type of website that you will use. Do you want to have a static website with some information about products and services and contact details, or you want to have a dynamic website in the form of the blog? You can choose to design something today using different templates on the web, or you can hire a technical person that will transfer your ideas to the website in the HTML files.
Here are some resources that you can use for the accomplishment of the task today:
- Online Objectives for Marketing Your Business – Primary and secondary objectives for an online presence.
- 10 Advantages of Using Blogs for Your Business – Help in choosing the type of website that you want to implement for business purpose.
- 10 Blog Topics that You Can Blog for Your Business – If you decide to use a blogging platform as your website, here are ten blog topics that you can use for business purpose.
Day 17: Start building presence on the most relevant social media
Today task in your efforts to start your own business is to start creating accounts on the most appropriate social media that will help you to spread the message about your new venture. Now you must decide what social media you will use, make profiles on them and customize them.
Day 18: Analyze and choose the location
Today’s task that you will need to accomplish is to find an ideal place where you will locate your new venture. Before you start with searching, first you should describe the location that will be perfect for your new business and note all desirable criteria that the location must comply. Different type of companies will require different location criteria.
When you become a clear about location start searching and choose one. You must avoid these mistakes:
- Select location because it is close to your home. The home is not important about your location. Importance is about customers and all operating requirements.
- Choose location only about price. The location is an essential element of your new venture that can impact on your overall business potential energy.
- Choose location only because of you. Without accomplishment of desired criteria, your location is not good for your business.
Day 19: Make agreement for the location
When you choose the location that will be ideal for your new business, now you must contact the owner and make a legal agreement. If the location is an excellent location, try to make a long-term deal.
Day 20: Start building the team
Who will work with you? Who will be sales people? What about administrative tasks? Think about the ideal team that can bring many victories for your company. You can have the best technology, the best products or services, the best marketing activities but without human resources, your business will be nothing.
Today start building a list of possible people that can work for you and contact them to make an initial agreement.
Day 21: Talk to everyone about your business
Today start with initial promotion of your new venture before the real startup. Go to your cousins and friends and talk about what you will work and what benefits the customers will have from your business. Speak with every person that you know and meet on the street or some events. The purpose is to introduce your future company to all people that you know and can be potential customers.
Day 22: Set up bank account
Today you must decide about the bank where you will want to open a bank account. Think about services that you want to have from your bank. Select the best and open a business account.
Day 23: Legalize your new business
Now is time to make your business legal. Make a study for national legislation about required documentation and activities that you must perform to legalize it. Today accomplish this task.
Day 24: Make business cards
Business cards are a valuable promotional weapon for all business startups. Today your task is to make your cards that will include a logo, slogan, contact details and your name and surname.
Day 25: Make promotional materials like brochures and flyers
When you finish with business cards, start with initial promotional materials as brochures and flyers. These early promo materials must introduce your new venture to the market or community where it will operate. You must make impressive brochures and flyers. If you cannot, hire professional to make them for you.
Day 26: Plan opening event
Today task is to create a plan for the opening event. How many people can you invite? Who will be invited? What will be in the opening program? Answer these questions and make a plan for all tasks that you must to accomplish with deadlines.
Day 27: Create a buzz about your opening event
Today you must start creating a buzz about the opening event. Use social media that you choose previously. Talk with all people about that great opportunity that will change their life. If you build great buzz around your business startup, you will increase your potential energy for the future.
Day 28: Make invitation for opening event
Today your task is to make invitations for the opening event of your company. Yesterday, you built a buzz about your business startup that will make people starving to see how you can change their life with your new business.
Day 29: Invite as much as possible guest on opening party
You have a plan in which is noted how much people you can officially invite on official business startup. Send them invitations that you made yesterday. If you have more people in your opening party, the more probable will be that you will have more customers from those guests on opening day.
Day 30 to start your own business: Start selling
Now when you finish everything, you start your own business, the most important thing in the following months or a year is selling. Sell, Sell and Sell.
That’s it! These are 30 days that you will need to start your own business.
Sometimes you can finish several days in one day, but some tasks will require more days. The required time will depend on a type of company as I have mentioned earlier. However, if there is a need for an additional day to complete some of the tasks to start your own business, you are free to use them. Don’t limit yourself with this schedule.