The first thing you should do is: Think! And take your business seriously. You need to set aside time to really think about your business properly. Many people start their business as a hobby or something on the side but only start taking it seriously later-on when they find that people actually want to pay them for their products or services. By this time they may have already progressed quite far without actually giving the business much thought. In many cases, developing a lot of bad habits which may have to be fixed or eradicated further down the line. This can be very costly because you are in effect doing things back-to-front!
If you take your business seriously from the very start, you will sit and think, ponder and contemplate on many things and should ask yourself many questions (and write them down) such as:
The list can be endless, seem daunting or overwhelming but once you have exhausted the list of questions for your particular business or situation, you can begin the journey of obtaining the answers. Some answers you will already have or may come easily whilst others may be challenging and take a lot of time to find, but it can also be exciting and fun so try to enjoy the journey along the way but:
This process will help you really think and decide whether:
In summary and concluding, although intentionally brief the first thing you should do in starting a business is to think and take your business seriously in order to avoid making mistakes which can be costly later on to fix.
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