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Tips and Data to Collect When Starting A Business

Updated on December 9, 2012

Some Important Tips To Consider When You Start a Business

Starting a business is not an easy task. It is like having another family as it is time consuming and it takes a lot of effort from you. I will share some information on some of the tips you need to learn and acquire before embarking on a business venture.

You don’t want your money to be wasted specially if the money you have is hard earned. Your money will just go to the drain of you don’t know how to invest properly and put it in proper use.

There are some basic things you need to consider like acquiring basic accounting, know what basic population data you will need, patience.

During the first six months you will have more spending than money coming in, you need time to personally supervise your business, embark in a business which you have personal knowledge.


Important Tips to Know When Starting a Business:

Studying your prospective business six months prior to starting it is a good idea. You should at least have a knowledge on the business you are embarking, if not, then spend time studying it.

Important Tips to Know When Starting a Business: - Cont.


  1. Acquire basic accounting skills. Monitor the expenses and the costs of equipment, labor, materials you will be needing. List it down in one column. Then you have another column for the money coming in for example daily cash inflow. Always prepare your calculator and accounting ledger notebook. If you don’t have a computer yet it is a good investment so that you can save data and manipulate it easily.
  2. Know the laws and policies pertaining to the business you are going to undertake. Visit your local city hall office and ask about tax, registration of your data etc.
  3. Know basic population data you will be needing like age, sex, median income, population density of the area including the types of jobs people have in the area. You can get data in websites like government portal Census Data, local government offices or library. This is important so that you will know what type of customer you are going to have in the area.
  4. You need to personally supervise your business from opening to closing the store for example. Usually if you cant do this, put a trusted person like a relative or a spouse to monitor the business if you cant be there so that you can supervise the day to day operation and knows the initial feedback for the first few months.
  5. Take into consideration that for the first six months your business will not profit yet, you should be ready to shell out money for initial equipment, labor and raw materials to be used.
  6. Have patience because any new endeavor specially putting up a business needs a lot of patience
  7. Pay attention to small details and be observant of the daily problems and what is happening in a day to day activity.

Now you are ready to embark on your new business venture.

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    • alexandriaruthk profile imageAUTHOR

      alexandriaruthk 

      8 years ago from US

      thanks astra

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      Cathy Nerujen 

      8 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

      This is a a good hub, I would find this very useful. : )

    • alexandriaruthk profile imageAUTHOR

      alexandriaruthk 

      8 years ago from US

      I agree tatto, thats why there is a need to get data first, Maita

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      TattoGuy 

      8 years ago

      Some good tips but tis too risky going out in business yerself these days.

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