How to start your own business?
Ask your ultimate business partner, of course
It is always best to see what is your government wants and has to say about Small Business. You are partners from the moment you start your business until you give up entrepreneur life. Partners in a sense that you will be sharing profit by paying taxes, and making business decisions together. Sure They make decisions first, but you depend on it very much
So let's see how your government will help you:
- Australia: business.gov.au no fancy name but really helpful.
- Canada: Canada Business Network Government Services for Entrepreneur.
- UK: Business Link trendy and detailed.
- USA: The U.S Small Business Administration lots of information.
- Score also has almost unlimited resources for you.
and some direction for others in the European Union: Small Business Act for Europe.
Find a mentor
Fighting your way trough endless “try and fail”-s is noble but very time a soul consuming. Find someone who you trust and who can help you with your first steps. Check this detailed post with great pointers and ideas about how to find a mentor.
How long before I earn money on-line?
Besides the “How to”-s, I think this is the most usual question people ask from experts. Instead of writing a long post here I advise you to read this thoughtful post from David Risley:How long does it take to earn money online?.
How much should I charge for my services?
About business for the Dummy in us
I like the …… for Dummies series. Most probably you will find one specific for your country.
The latest I’ve read was the Canadian Small Business Kit For Dummies which is a very comprehensive covering of all the basics.
Some online versions are also available, my favorite is Entrepreneurship For Dummies cheat Sheet