Tips for Starting your Own Company
Starting your own company is a brave decision. If you are knowledgeable, if you are competent enough, and if you have enough funds, why not start on your own. This will help you to develop yourself, and add up to your self, you will be more experienced, more competent, and in the end of the day, you’d be happy, because you are investing in yourself, and because you are building your own empire.
Do a self-evaluation
Not everyone has it. Not everyone can do their own business and start their own thing. Therefore, identifying yourself and doing a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and strengths) about your self and your competency to start your own business is important. As an example, if you are competent with your job and you are board with what you do now, you can go ahead and start your own thing. If you are overloaded at work and under appreciated, you should re think about starting your own business.
Develop an idea/ see a market opportunity
A proper idea is needed to start a business. Doing an ongoing business and trying to enter in to a market where there is enough people and competitors already is not acceptable. First, try and think of an idea, a new one, that others has not thought about, and then see whether it can actually be done. As an example, if you want to start a commercial video production in Perth, do a market analysis and see, who are currently in the market, whether there are more than enough competitors already, and how can I be the market leader or how can I succeed in this business.
Develop a business plan
Based on the above idea or market opportunity, develop a business plan. This may be an execution plan, how can I pool in investors for my business, how can I start this, how can I sell my products, who are the potential buyers of my product. What are the timelines and deliverables of my business? Proper planning is important to succeed.
Identify the costs and develop a budget
Identify the costs to start of your business. What assets you need, do you need to lease property, hire people, list down all these and develop a budget. Find sources to fund your idea. This mat be investors, personnel savings or loans, and have a proper plan to re pay investors and loans. This way, you can foresee what will happen to your business and how you will work to achieve your goals.