It is your dream…running your own business, being your own boss. Doing things your way instead of watching your boss or your competitors doing it all wrong. You can’t wait for the day you are up and running and the cash register starts ringing.
So you start to dip your toe in the water and do a bit of research…and then you start to get a headache.
You have to think about:
- Choosing a business name
- Selecting a legal structure
- Conducting market analysis
- Business plans
- Customer database
- Raising finance
- Marketing options
Oh yeah and actually run your business.
Key things to remember
- Why did/do you want to start up your own business? (be your own boss, set up an empire or just pay the bills).
- Where are you now? – pre start (just an idea) or start up (under 12 months old)
- Where do you want to be?
- What are you going to do to get there?
This sounds all pretty daunting but don’t worry, here at The Growth Hub we are geared up to help. We turn a the mountain of information into what you really need at the right stage in your business journey and point you in the right direct of where to get support.We want to see your business idea turn into reality so we really get to know you and your business. Sign up online and speak to me or Christina – we are Growth Hub Navigators and we can talk through your ideas. Our team of Connectors can then come out and visit you. They get to grips with the nuts and bolts and create an action plan with you to make your ideas a reality.
The best thing about The Growth Hub is that there is no charge to benefit from our support and you can access it as little and as often as you like. We have a huge bank of information on our resource library for every business plus information on networking, events and local business news to keep you in the loop.
Running your business can be 24/7 job but if you get it right – you will have a fantastic opportunity to run a successful business – and to set it up and launch it in Cornwall or Isles of Scilly – what more could you ask for?
I look forward to speaking with you.
Mark, Navigator at The Growth Hub