Are you ready to start your own business and become an entrepreneur full time? Maybe you want to dabble in entrepreneurship before you quit your day job. Either way, you have many options. Currently, about 15% of the workplace is made up of freelancers, and self-employed individuals are expected to make up 20% of the country’s workforce in 2020. If you’re looking for a good start up idea so you can begin your own home business, here’s a look at some helpful steps you can follow.
Put Something in Writing
If you plan to seek substantial start up capital, you don’t need a formal business plan, but it’s still important to put something in writing. Simply putting things down on paper can help. Include a one sentence description of your business. Answer the following questions:
Build a Website
Whether you plan to sell online or offline, it’s still a good idea to have a website. Most people today hit the web before they make a purchasing decision, so a website is a valuable tool. A domain name and good hosting is reasonably priced and a professional website can help you increase your chance of success as an entrepreneur.
Get the Word Out
You can use marketing materials, social network marketing, and business networks to start getting the word out about your business. It’s cheap and easy to print flyers and business cards as well, which can help you market your business successfully.
Stop Planning and Get Started
While planning and marketing is important, you won’t start making money as an entrepreneur unless you just get started. It’s important to have everything in order, but then you need to get out in front of your new company’s target audience.