A lot of entrepreneurs start their business after they have worked in that industry for someone else or have advanced training in their particular field. When they strike out on their own, they are usually a small business with one or two people in the business, with one of them being the owner. This requires the new business owner to be in the business, selling, collecting, and all those day to day normal work tasks. This gives the owner an appreciation for getting and keeping customers.
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As an entrepreneur, you no doubt often feel isolated with no one to really hold you accountable to achieve the goals and objectives that you have set for yourself.
All start-ups have a common need – funding. Money is needed to begin operations, hire staff, perform product development, initiate marketing, fund working capital, and sustain the business. Most entrepreneurs struggle with sourcing the needed funding/capital to make their businesses self-sustaining. This article will focus on funding for seed/start-up stage ventures.
In the last chapter of the Roadmap, you’ll prepare for your grand opening and learn important steps to keep your business running smoothly in its first year. Read more
In chapter 11 of the Startup Roadmap, you’ll think through the costs and benefits of hiring workers, either employees, independent contractors or both. Read more
Choosing your startup company’s brick-and-mortar location is a crucial decision. Watch chapter 10 of the Startup Roadmap for tips. Read more
Are you confused on how to price, sell and distribute your products or services for your startup? Watch chapter 9 of the Startup Roadmap for tips. Read more
Chapter 8 of the SCORE Startup Roadmap details how to market your business and find your first customers. Read more