Businesses are a tricky task to handle and home-based
businesses can be even trickier. It takes about a year’s preparation and
planning for a business idea to finally materialize. Following are some of
the important steps to take in starting a home-based business.
1.Business Idea: Know which business venture to pursue. Whether starting a
small investment franchise or selling products on a known auction site,
there are numerous effective ways to earn tremendous money from a home-based
business. Use experience in an area to obtain an edge and possibly even find
an area of interest. A complete assessment of skills, talents and
personality is required. Take professional advice.
|2.Market Research: Conduct
market research to identify the magnitude of the market. It is important to
offer affective solutions needed by the market.
3.Organize: Depending upon feasibility, decide the kind of organizational
structure the prospective company qualifies for. According to the chosen
structure, find a location for the business, either within the home or
outside. Give a meaningful and impressive name to the business and check
whether the name can be registered with the trademark offices. If the answer
is yes, get the name registered. Reserve the website’s domain name as well.
4.Financial resources: Make a complete list of the expenditures for the
initiation of the company. Double check the list to ensure nothing is left
|5.Planning: Draft a plan
regarding all the questions involved in the home-based business. Set goals
within a specific time period. This helps get loans and guides you during
the lean periods of the business. Divide the plan into a description of the
business, the marketing and promotional plan, the financial plan, and the
management plan. Add an executive summary in the appendix displaying all the
applicable documents and financial projections.
6.Arranging Finances: After learning the costs and constructing a business
plan, approach lending institutions to find the capital to start the
business. Approach only reliable lenders charging the lowest possible
7.Legality: Get all the legal paperwork done. Get all the permits,
certificates and licenses issued. Have all the taxes and insurance papers
8.Marketing plan: Devise a thorough marketing plan that can be effectively
implemented for maximum reach and draft a customer care plan to retain
|9.Pilot test: Attach an
introductory offer for the first customers. Take testimonials from these
customers and use the testimonials for promotions.
10.Team: Build a team of advisors, employees, contractors, technicians, and
There is software available to guide new business owners through the
laborious process of starting their business. This software also helps to
legitimize the corporation by explaining all the laws and giving solutions
in an easy to understand format.