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10 Steps to Starting your Own Business
We have put together these ten steps to help you get your business idea off the ground and into action:
1. Write it down
What is your vision for your business and your life? It seems a fairly large question but writing this down gives you a point to start from. What do you want your business to achieve? How do you want your life to be affected by it? These are just some of the questions to ask yourself before you take your idea any further.
2. Test your Idea out
Field and market research is absolutely essential before you take an idea to market. Testing your idea will help you put together your business plan and approach potential clients and similar.
3. Know your Market
You need to know your market as well as possible. This means researching competitors and look into what works well and what doesn’t.
4. Is your Idea Sellable?
Ask yourself this question constantly. You need to make sure your product or service is marketable and will sustain your business. You may or may not have plans to grow massively but you need to be sure your business idea is marketable and will generate some return.
5. Get Online
No modern business can exist without an online presence. This is where we really come in handy as we can help setup your whole online presence. From setting up your website to organising your marketing campaigns and ensuring your business is well-positioned to be found online.
6. Think about Branding
If you want your business to be memorable it needs to be well-branded. You need a logo and brand which instantly says what your business does and is representative of you. We can help you design a logo and ensure all elements of your business are consistent and work together.
7. Choose your Professional Partners
As well as working with a web design and marketing agency like us, you may also need to hire the services of an accountant and other business professionals. Look at your budget and business together and look for areas you may need professional support before investing.
8. Consider Funding Options
You may already have the capital to start your business, one of the benefits older businesspeople often have, but if not, there are options. There are many start up loan programmes out there as well as other finance options through banks and investors.
9. Keep it Legal
You need to make sure your business is set up to operate legally. This means ensuring you are registered appropriately with the HMRC, you have any compulsory insurances in place and you are operating within the legal guidelines of your sector.
10. Start Selling
Whether it’s a tangible product or a service your business is based on, you have to be ready to sell it and sell it in the right way. If you haven’t worked in a sales role previously this may take some getting used to but if you’re passionate about your business – you will soon get the hang of it.
Older business owners should feel comfortable in the busy marketplace and ready take on any competitor. At The Web Surgery we are ready and waiting for support and help your business grow.
We connect your business with customers
We go beyond delivery. We create smart digital marketing strategies that keep people talking and sharing – and build powerful business results through a combination of Marketing, SEO, Social Media, Video Production, Photography and Content Creation.
Contact us today to see how we can help your business
With this package of startup essentials your business is already poised to go and you can simply start to spread the word and draw in the customers. At the Web Surgery we are proud to help many small businesses get off the ground and cannot wait to hear about your venture and how we can help.
If you would like to find out more about what we can offer please get in touch today.
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I have nothing but praise for The Web Surgery, who revamped my static website into a cutting-edge platform for selling my books. They are easy to communicate with and extremely well-priced. A truly happy collaboration.Tim AdlerAuthor and editor on The Daily Telegraph
I would like to thank you once again for all your help and support as Chair of Marketing for the Hampstead Business Association and in particular the Christmas Festival. The results of your efforts were fantastic - what a crowd we had and what power there is in marketing and social media which you handled exceedingly well. Thank you once again from all of us.Andrew Lavery Chairman - Hampstead Business Association
My people love The Web Surgery - They should get a Oscar in web design and counselling!Jonathan MilesRadio presenter at BBC Newcastle
I thought building a website would be difficult. Not at all. The Web Surgery made the process simple, understandable and effective.Richelle WilderFilm & TV Script Editor
Thank you so much for all your help in creating our website. It has been a great pleasure to work with you all and the website is certainly something that we will always be proud of.Charlotte TrundleyMarketing Director at Lynden Swainston Associates
The Web Surgery were great when we decided to update our existing website. We wanted something modern and fresh - they had a very good vision and implemented all of our suggestions.Amy TaylerMarketing Manager at Springboard Properties
Thank you for creating my website, it’s amazing and so easy to use. I would totally recommend The Web Surgery.Tilly BlackwoodActress
I would recommend the Web Surgery to build a new or improve on existing websites. I've had many built over the years and will only be using them from now on.John HeathCEO at Risk Safety Services
KNW Training is extremely happy with the fresh look of our new website and with advice from The Web Surgery we now have a website that is product focussed and easy to use by our clients and instructors.Gemma RigbyMarketing Manager at KNW Training
The Web Surgery were friendly, fast, efficient and within budget. From advice on what work best for us was smart and insightful. I would recommend their work to anyone wanting a professional presence on the web.Frankie Kenny Director of FK London
Thank you to everyone at The Web Surgery for all their help… we love what you’ve done for us!Roderick Williams The Urban State
The Web Surgery went above and beyond to ensure my site was functional as well as visually appealing and were able to offer honest punctual feedback along the way. I really feel that the team were passionate about my project, and I think my new website really reflects that!Josh BystromCEO of Bystrom Film & TV Productions