How to open a business from scratch
Determine the business
In order to move to the goal, should this goal to determine. It is naive to think that if you saw a shop from a friend of the owner, or point in the market or the sales office, plastic Windows, you can easily get into the same market and bite off a piece of the pie. To turn into a business better what personally do you manage to extract the income. Do well massage – excellent, repair computers all around – great, help people with moving on the GAZelle is great. If you do, then there is no reason to go into food production. The market in which you enter should be intuitive and familiar.
Where to go?
Starting a business from scratch, imagine the prospect of what it should be after three months, six months, a year. Write down thoughts in a notebook. Subsequently, they became something of a coherent development plan, to which to navigate. After some time it will acquire the details and features, which in the beginning you didn't know.
First, business, then bureaucracy
Any business is, first and foremost, activities. From what you now sign up entrepreneur or open OOO, buy office equipment and rent office, tomorrow money will not flow. Six months to sit in a beautiful office and not close a single transaction.
Again it is better to work unofficially. To plunge into the world of future problems, which is called the enterprise, in advance. There is an option that, following informal work, you will no longer desire to continue to be a businessman. And it will be a very good result for two reasons!
First, the accumulated experience of organization of entrepreneurship will remain with you. Secondly, save money on formal procedures, registration and other costs associated with the initial stage of formation.
Having worked in this mode for some time, make yourself an actual statement of profit and loss. There is a huge probability that actual costs will be more planned. Don't be surprised. This is a normal dip in the business environment: a solution to the problems caused by the inconsistencies of plans and facts. Next, you should begin to work in two directions: to learn how to plan and cut costs.
Profit is not the only indicator of the correctness of the chosen path. Of course, expect the economy each month, bringing a positive return, is an ideal option. But if from month to month at least reduce the loss is is something.
Exit the shadow
When the business began to have signs of stability (the volume of transactions and the receipts of money), you can start thinking about legalization and office rent. It will also be the first step to expansion. At this stage, the money spent will not be money thrown into the pipe, and investment.