What are the important things you need to think of, cover or at least note before deciding to start the business? Do not see this list as a hurdle, no. See it as a reinforcement of questions that likely crossed your mind before.
This is a list partly made from my own 22+ years ‘hustling’, doing business, and being an entrepreneur. Simple things I think are essentials in my own opinion. The other part comes from research, and I made sure I scrutinized that only practical and useful thoughts get to be included.
It’s going to get enlarged and more links would be added to great articles that you can spend an afternoon reading. I bet if you do that, you’ll know what a large percentage of your small business competitors don’t know or didn’t take note of.
So here we go.
Customers #1: Will any of your friends buy this? Tell your friend(s) you are selling the product or service. It may not be a face to face thing, it could just be an update on your social media page. Don’t prod them. Just a simple no push post.
Measure the excitement or try to gauge it – look at likes, comments, messages, phone calls about it, or discussions about it when you physically see them afterward. Is there any pointer they loved it and are willing to have it?
While this may not be the best market survey, it could help you know how fast or how hard it will be getting customers for your business or service.
Your friends and family members should be able to buy from your small business – not because it is you, but because it is something cool (if it is something that they might need, or want).