Build a business from scratch: what, where, when
Starting your own business from scratch may not be as hard as it seems. There are quite a few options for starting a business in the case when you have a sufficiently large amount of money on hand and when there is no start-up capital at all.
The most optimal way to build a business from scratch is the service sector. That she will be able to bring sufficient profit. In the future, the business can be expanded and move to a new level, naturally after the financial side becomes more attractive to the owner.
How to start “building” your own business
Building a new business in itself can be divided into 3 stages, which will complement each other, moving from small to large:
Starting with the service sector without investing or spending very little. In this case, this will be the best option;
Expand your business a little by opening a store or a small business. For example, a beauty salon, etc. The minimum amount that will be required to enter the business correctly on average can be about 300,000 rubles;
Take things a little further. In other words, to evolve the previous stage. Quite often, beginning entrepreneurs after the second stage prefer to stop, believing that they have achieved quite a lot. However, this is not worth doing. “Movement is life!” And continue to move forward will be correct. After all, if you think about it, it would not be bad to get 200,000 instead of 100, and you will succeed in getting those very 200,000 only by continuing to develop.
To understand how the proposed action plan works, it is worth considering in more detail.
Service industry as the beginning of your own business
In the case when there is not enough money to build a profitable business without special investments, it is worth starting with the services sector. That is, start making money with your own hands.
By the way, to do this, it is not necessary to look for a separate room, it will be quite appropriate to work at home. It is important only to accurately determine the correct scope of activity. You need to proceed from your education, experience and desire. Each person, basically, is a good specialist in one business, but there are people who can work efficiently and well in several areas at the same time. Therefore, to begin with, you must definitely determine the direction that will be closest to you:
– Bakery products;
– Hairdressing services;
– Computer, etc.
For a business to be successful, you need to be a specialist in the selected industry, as a prerequisite for the proper functioning of the enterprise is the quality performance and the provision of services.
To prepare for the next step, you should try to save some fixed amount from each profit (for example, 30%), regardless of whether you were able to earn 5,000 or 50. Another of the most important aspects of business is discipline.
Opening an enterprise as a stage of business expansion
The easiest way to address this issue is to open a store. It’s worth starting with it.
Initially, you need to register with the tax authorities as an individual entrepreneur and determine the type of activity (OKVED). Then choose a tax system (simplified system or single tax on imputed income). The next step is a bank account (settlement).
Important! If the total area of the premises is more than 150 square meters, then the enterprise will automatically fall under UTII.
An absolute necessity will be the study of the market, competitors and their pricing policy. Next is the search for a supplier. You can try to find one through the Internet, but be sure to read the reviews about it. Do not forget about the organization of the method of delivery of your goods. If you have your own transport, then there are no problems at all. However, in the absence of one, you will have to look for a transport company and, having discussed the terms of joint work, draw up and sign an agreement.
Buying equipment is also very important. It is better to buy it not in the first store you get, but to study the assortment of several enterprises and choose the most suitable option for price and quality. You can also rent equipment, which will help to save a little.
When choosing a room, you should pay attention to its location, patency and, if necessary, the possibility of renting a warehouse in the immediate vicinity of the head office.
Advertising as a tool for promoting a business
Organization of an advertising company is an important component of any business. Whatever your income, some of it will have to be invested in some form of advertising. In addition, you can order special discount cards for customers and hand them to each customer along with the purchase.
By the way, in this case, competitors can also go to the stage of clients of your company. Having opened a store, you need to call all potential competitors and tell in detail about your product and the possibility of cooperation.