Launch 

           
                     Launch Your Business                                         

Opening your business

1: GETTING THE CUSTOMER

  • How will you market, advertise, and promote your business?
  • How will you attract your target customers and promote your business?
  • How will you determine your marketing budget?
  • Do you have a marketing plan?
  • What is your price, quality and customer service strategy?

2: MANAGING YOUR BUSINESS

  • How will you manage the day to day details of operating the business?
  • Do you need to hire employees?  If so, when and how will you build your team?
  • What bookkeeping system will you use?
  • What are the financial needs for your startup?
  • Are their regulations or compliance issues you need to consider?

3: OPERATIONS

  • How will you deliver your product and/or service to your customers?
  • What are your facility, equipment and furniture needs?

4: FUNDING IT ALL

  • How much money will you need to support yourself and the business needs?
  • Where will you get the money?
  • Have you identified your profit margin?
  • Have you reviewed a financial break-even analysis with anyone?

5: DO YOU HAVE A PLAN?

  • Do you need your business plan to be considered by investors?
  • Have you considered writing a business plan for your own use?