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No business becomes known all over the world in a single day. But those same businesses did start up in one day. Most young people dream of leading their own business--one that they started--into the field of success, but the problem is that they never know where to start. It’s easy to dream up the idea but hard to get the ball rolling. That’s why this article is going to break things down for you into 4 steps that you can do to actually start your business within the week.

Think of an Idea

You can’t start things up without an idea. There are people coming up with new ideas every moment of every day. You’ve probably already thought up a few ideas, but you’re not sure which you want to roll forward with. To narrow it down, rationally think which of your ideas would do the best in today’s world. You want to make sure that you know which group of people you’ll be marketing to as well. Your idea should be original as well, not just a spur off of someone else’s previously established business. Once you think of the business idea, move forward to step two.

Come Up With a Name

Alright, this is extremely important. The name of your company is the first impression that your customers have of you. If the name is unrelated, then they will be confused and uninterested. For example, if you’re starting a soap company don’t name it Blue Pancakes. Name it something related and clever like Lather-It. When someone reads your name, they should have a vague idea of what you’re all about. There shouldn’t be any moments of guessing and confusion. The name should pop out and be creative as well. Make it simple and easy to remember. If you’re struggling to think of  a name you love, try to use a pun or a play off of words that people will think is funny. If you’re struggling and dislike puns, then go the simple route and just use your last name + the product. It’s simple and works every time. After that, head out and get your name registered.

Get the Licenses and Permits that You Need

Once you have the idea and the name, you’re still not quite done. You’re going to need to register your business with your Tax ID. You’re also allowed to register with your Social Security Number, but for your own safety and for the safety of your business, try to register with your Tax ID. It keeps your identity safe and protects you from fraud. You’ll need to get all of the papers squared away and check to make sure that your state doesn’t have any additional paperwork that needs to be completed. After the paperwork is done, start working on setting up a bank account for the business. This is important because it keeps your funds separate from the funds of the business. You’ll be able to keep taxes straight, and it will be easier to report to the IRS.

Write Up a Business Plan

Now that you’re all ready to go, you need to know where you’re going. The most successful business owners write up a plan before they actually start working. Writing up a plan provides you with the roadmap that you need. You’ll need to know how many employees you will need to start off with, what materials you need, and where you’ll be working from. Once you find your location, start decorating it to match your theme. Just worry about the small details at first. Once you’re bigger, you can look into expanding and buying additional services for your employees. Later on you can look into getting custom pools Montgomery, Chicago, or Denver, or anywhere else you’re expanding into. Or could also give even bigger benefits and add in a gym or a basketball court for employees to take advantage of (but all of that is later on).
Along with writing up a business plan, write up a financial plan. Get things ready so that you’ll know how much you need to start up and what other funds you’ll be covering. Know you’re strategies and your goals so that you’ll have a direction to head towards. The most important thing in starting a successful business is knowing where you want to go with it. Start investing in your service and your employees so that you’ll have a strong foundation to start off of.

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