Almost anyone in this country can become a good business person, even without a college degree or any significant amount of money saved up. What is necessary, however, is a good business plan and the motivation to push that business plan through to success.

Here is a 12-step guide in how to go about launching your startups.

The 12-Step Guide

These are the steps which every successful business person should follow when launching new startups:

  • Evaluate yourself – Ask yourself why it is that you want to start up a new business, and whether or not you have what it takes to see the idea through.
  • Have a Business Idea – If you don’t have a good business idea to build your company around, you’ll need to find one, either by consulting with an expert or simply by researching it.
  • Conduct Market Research – Find out if any other businesses or startups are already doing what you have in mind for your startup.
  • Get Feedback – Put your product or service out there so users can sample it, and so you can find out its strengths and weaknesses.
  • Research Legal Aspects – Find out what you need to know about business structure, tax IDs, permits, licenses, and bank accounts.
  • Prepare a Business Plan – Your business plan should include a full description of your company and its products or services, and a 3- to 5-year plan on what you intend to achieve in business, and how you’re going to get there.
  • Obtain Financing – Either obtain funding from friends and family, secure a business loan, or think of a creative way of raising funds such as crowdfunding.
  • Develop Your Products – You may need to contact some technical people for the development of your products or services.
  • Build a Team – In order to have a successful business, you’ll have to share responsibilities with others.
  • Find a Location – If you’re going to have a physical location, you need to find a store or an office to accommodate your business operations.
  • Make Some Sales – Your business future will depend on getting some sales, and on establishing a customer base so that you can move forward.
  • Grow Your Business – There are a ton of techniques you can use to grow your business, including going after a new market, or by simply buying out an existing business.

Need Funding to Launch Startups?

If you’re looking to launch a startup, we may be able to provide financial assistance. Contact us at Goldendale Capital, so we can discuss some possibilities for getting your new business off the ground, and on the road to success.