Many people start a business because they think they have a great idea, or a product or service that will make money. Some people start because think that they can do something better than the businesses already out there. Other people are introduced to a business by a friend, and join because the timing is right or they love the product line.
When you decide to jump into entrepreneurship, here are some thoughts to consider:
- Who would be your customers?
- Where could you find these customers?
- How much money do you need to start this business?
- What makes your business special?
- Are you passionate about what you will be doing?
- What other resources do you need?
- What’s your financial goal?
- Are you willing to invest a lot of time and energy into this business?
If you’re still interested in pursuing a business, here is a handy site from the Small Business Administration. It contains step-by-step instructions and advice to starting your own business. http://www.sba.gov/content/follow-these-steps-starting-business
You might also consider a direct selling business. Legitimate direct selling businesses offer low start-up costs, a proven product line, training, and support. Many of these companies are members of the Direct Selling Association, and agree to comply with the DSA Code of Ethics. You can learn more about direct selling, and how to find an opportunity that’s right for you, here: http://www.directselling411.com/
And if you do decide to take the leap and start your own business, we congratulate you! Great countries are built upon entrepreneurs like you.
The DSEF is here to help. If you have any questions we’re here to provide the answers and support for you to succeed! So, what’s your first question? We’d love to hear how your business is going!