FIRST STEPS TO STARTING A BUSINESS
Making a start.
First steps to starting a business.
You’re excited and confident about your idea for a business, and wish to take it to market successfully. That’s great. Our checklist will help you cover off the things that you should do, and must do to start a business.
First, know your numbers
The amount of money you need to launch depends on how much your set-up costs are, and how much money you need to cover expenses without needing sales. Start by:
MAKE SURE YOU’RE “SET UP”
There are a number of things that you will have to do before you can make a start and open your doors for trading.
What else do you need?
All businesses are different, but in general it’s important to:
Once you’ve worked out how much capital you require, it’s time to decide if you’ll need financial assistance. Some typical options small businesses adopt include:
MAKE IT EASY TO MAKE AND RECEIVE PAYMENTS
Offer as many ways as possible to get paid or pay. It’s important to make it as convenient as possible not only for customers to pay you, but also for you to pay suppliers. The CFCL Business Adviser can help you plan for your business needs and suggest the right mix of products to make and receive payments be that in-store, on the go or online.
Develop and write a great business plan
It’s important to write down what you aim to achieve in business, and how you will keep your business on track and focused on achieving its goals and objectives. We can help you write your business plan.