On one level
starting a business is become so much easier in recent
years – especially a part time home based business.
However if you are keen on growing that business it is
valuable to understand what to do to get ready for
small business success and the traditional
principals of business success.
A number of
hurdles to small business success bring a start up
business to a stop. The easiest way to remember these
hurdles are as the lack ofs, lack of: experience,
startup capital, a distribution system and a plan.
Best chances of
small business success are associated with those that
have experience both in
business management and
experience in the industry in which they are starting
the business. Experience in the industry is important
so that you have the know how and the contacts. This
may even come to the basic things such as what are
typical payment terms and who are the best suppliers to
business management will enable you to understand how
the business is progressing and understand what roles
you need to play as a business manager.
How much money
is enough to start you business. The general rule of
thumb is that you need access to sufficient cash to
survive for 6 months without making a sale. Obviously
this dollar amount will be a lot less for home based
business than it is for a business where you will need
premises and staff.
or use your home
as equity and take out a
key factor in business was success was the location of
the business. This was especially true for a retail
business. With the rapid changes in spending habits,
the advances in the technology and general changes in
the nature of business the significance of physical
location has generally declined as a success factor.
questions for success become, how will your prospective
clients find you? How do your
sales skills rate? And how will you deliver you
product or service to your client and how and when will
you be paid for it?
This is the
crucial for your business success. The starting point
is to decide what you want from the business –
set your goals. Then you will develop the
strategies necessary to bring about the achievement of
A key component
of you business plan will be your budgets (or your
financial map). Your budget summaries all the other
strategies and it is what you build your business plan
around. From here you begin the process of building you
action plans to bring your goals into fruition. Your
small business start up action plan will be your
initial guide for implementing your business plan.