No matter how you spent the first part of your life and career, you’ve learned to be good at something. It can be anything from painting, editing, starting with social media platforms such as YouTube, gardening in small spaces to designing to many more. We all have a specialty. This doesn’t mean you have to be the world’s authority on a subject; it just means you can talk competently about solving problems in that niche of the world.
The goal of your start-up’s marketing efforts will be to find a sufficient number of people who are interested in that plot and then to connect with that community in ways that are valuable to them. You don’t want to market to everyone — you want to market to the folks who respect the value of the knowledge you have on a focused topic
You might have skills that you likely don’t recognize or appreciate much. Don’t underestimate these. You can do an assessment of your skills and then look for the small “long tail” recess to develop your markets in. Think about these questions:
- What problems do you continue to run into the journey of your own life?
- What are your friends and family frustrated over?
- Where are your own passions focused?
- What do you know more about than compared to most people? In your business life or in your private life?
- Do the problems you see fall into defined places? They don’t have to be enormous; they just have to be genuine.
- What services could you offer to develop new unique ways to fix real problems?
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Those are the ideas that will help you build your own enterprise around and check it out. Actively wonder. Start making a wish list and think about how you can solve those existing problems and add value to it. How can you become an expert at one single thing?
Now is the time to start identifying problems that you can solve and how you can create business ideas around them. Fill in the blanks below to begin formulating your idea:
- I have enough experience and know-how to call myself a leader in….
- Individuals with this kind of issue can often be found….
- My target audience is mostly involved in social media platforms like….
- Relevant professional organizations and trade associations may include….
- Media (such as magazines, podcasts, and blogs) true to this topic include….
- I can collaborate with a certain number of people locally to solve this problem….
- Thought leaders, I can connect with include….
- Potential customers include….
Join these conversations gently. Be polite and respectful. Begin to gather the names of thought leaders and prospective customers with whom you can potentially collaborate with. Contribute to the conversations generously and openly without expectation of immediate returns. You are joining a lengthy game, one that you can run within to make the changes in the world you are good at and passionate about.
Here are some other tips that might be useful while starting your own business. Save yourself innumerable hours and the likely headache of making a great foundational mistake by getting these five things straight before you startup:
Own your name
You have to make sure that the company name you choose is one with an available trademark and Internet domain name. To see if a trademark is available, you can do a trademark search online through the Trademark Office’s website. If you fail to properly obtain a trademark, it could put your emerging business at risk. In addition to the time and money, you have invested in establishing your business name could go to waste if somebody else owns the trademark. Don’t presume your new business name is not trademarked because you failed in finding such a name on the Internet, either. Somebody else could have used the name for a business that closed or filed a trademark and never used it.
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Get in with the law
You need to understand and follow what regulations, licenses, and taxes you will need to obtain and pay for your new business and after some initial exploration on your own, consult with a related lawyer and accountant to confirm your understanding. It might help structure your business to be in consent with the law. Usually speaking, you will need to need to:
- Make sure you are charging the accurate amount of tax for your service or product that your business is promoting, if applicable.
- Attain all of the proper licenses needed to run your new business, at a minimum.
Setting up a successful business is hard enough. The last thing you need is some technical legitimacy or administrative detail to stand in the way of your success.
How much do you need to live?
When you are working on your business plan, you cannot forget about the most important factor: YOU. You need to figure out your living costs. Rental charge, loan, and health insurance, these are all things that don’t pay for themselves. You will most likely need to cut out all the non-essential supplements you can live without. Make sure your account for unsought or unexpected expenses by factoring a little pliability into your budget for those “just-in-case” moments. You might even consider taking a part-time job until things pick up with your new journey.
Where are you in your life?
While starting a new business, it will take brains, bravery, and what will seem to be limitless hours of hard work. When you run your own company, there is always something that has to get done. You will most likely find yourself working maximum hours a week for the first two years. With that being said, let me ask you one very important question: Are you ready to give in your personal life for the next two years?
Don’t over or underspend
When starting a business, it can be incredibly and financially taxing on you and your family. You will want to learn where and when to spend. It is important not to waste those valuable seed money but it’s equally important to spend where required. In any kind of business, you frequently have to spend money to make money. Don’t economize out on things your company needs. Be sure to keep up with technology too. There are many effective programs and apps (including free or inexpensive ones) that can help you keep track of it all, and as we all know, “time is money.”
In short, you can create a good, sustainable business deal of your own out of that solution. Maybe not by next week, but it’s doable in the next few months and years if you’re smart and careful and willing to take the risk.
I am Richa Bhattarai, currently living in Kathmandu, pursuing my bachelor’s degree in Nursing. I am interested in freelancing as a data entry clerk, article editing and writing, and any job that keeps me occupied in my leisure time.
My other interest includes photography, traveling and I am currently an active member of Rotaract Club of Newroad City.