Business Start-up is an exciting yet scary idea, but with proper planning you can be successful

By: Tommy Jackson


Becoming your own boss is scary as well as a very interesting situation. The process of planning and building your own business start-up includes funding, business plans, maxed-out credit cards and numerous meetings with your accountant. This can get tedious and make you dump your plans and leave this field.

However, in today’s age starting your own business is not a very costly task. You don’t have to bring out a huge chunk of finances or put a huge debt on yourself to make sure your idea get some wings. You just need to plan extensively and have realistic expectation to make sure your idea turn into a success.

The main aim is to start out slowly instead of pacing your way into the business world. Therefore, instead of quitting your job and immersing yourself completely into the business start-up funding and putting all your time in your new venture, start it by making it a part time job along with your day job. While cutting down your venture to part time hours you’ll have to make sure that you’ve sufficient regular income to support you in the initial stages. And after that, the next stage will be to investigate how much it’ll cost you to get it started.

According to your business idea, basic start-up expenditure includes licenses, registration costs, banking fees, stationary, office expenses, accountants’ fees, insurance, legal consultation etc. However, if you start small then you can end up saving few hundred dollars.

Moreover, it doesn’t matter if you’ve set up correct accounting procedure or not until and unless you’ve started making the money, however, once you do please put up one. Or else in the start, you can create simple spreadsheet document to monitor your expenditures and income. After that, you can use your first month’s profit to pay for a professional accountant. Moreover, if you’re trading online then make sure to direct your customer over paypal to pay the costs. Even though you’ll have to pay a percentage of fees to paypal but it’ll still be not as costly as owning a business bank account.

Moreover, in many businesses, you’ll have to consider a virtual business expense and also small business startup loans. Besides, if you want a website for your startup, then it will cost you anywhere between couple of hundred dollars to thousand dollars plus you’ll have to pay for registration of your domain as well as web hosting charges.

However, if at you don’t have the money to fund the website expenditure then you can start with the blogs which are free of cost. In addition, you can also hook up Google AdSense with your blog once you blog traffic increases, and then can earn money through advertisements.

Moreover, now that people are going for more and more ecommerce option, it is important that you create an honest and reliable online presence. This is because you will have to try to persuade total strangers that they make purchase from you and for that they’ll have to trust you completely. Therefore, by following these guidelines you can begin with your business start-up and slowly as well as steadily can improve it with time.

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Prasanth is an author for Specialised Business Solutions(Sbs.net.au) site, Best accounting firm based in Brisbane. He has been writing articles on Business start up grants Australia and Brisbane Business Accountants for accounting firm.

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