Starting your own business is an exciting idea – but turning that idea into a fully functioning business is a whole other story. The complications and hurdles you may face along the way make you wonder is it worth it? But when you find the light at the end of the tunnel – it will be.

Do Something You Love

You need to do something that when the times get tough you can stick with and really push forward. If your heart isn’t in it then it will be too easy to just pick up your things and leave if things aren’t going your way. If you don’t want to be doing that in 5 years’ time then don’t bother doing it at all.

Don’t Stop Learning

When you’re first starting out it will feel like you need to know everything – but remember to accept that the knowledge will come over time if you keep bettering yourself. You can do this by learning from your mistakes, your successes, and your struggles. Also keep reading and keep up to date with industry news and what is going on around you because you never know when it can come in handy.

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Branding Should Be An Afterthought

When starting out your main priority should be doing good work for business’ and getting them to give you more work or refer you to someone else. It is very easy to get distracted by business cards, websites logos and business plans. Push your business forward with the work you do for you clients and let the other things come in time.

Have Tunnel Vision

Speaking from experience, when you have a start-up it is very easy to get distracted by another great idea you think will make you millions. The key is to set your sights on one things and not let anything get you distracted from your goals. If you are constantly chasing the next big thing then you will never build long lasting foundations for your business and it will not last.

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Make Your Name Yours

When setting up your business you will want to get your business’ name and make sure that there is a relevant internet domain to keep your business’ branding consistent across the board. This is something you will thank yourself for in the future as it is professional and makes you seem like an established business.

Live Within Your Means

You need to learn when and where to be spending your money within your business and within your personal life – taking as much out the business as you need to, paying bills is essential. But beyond that – lifestyle must take a backseat for you to be able to put money back into the business and grow it. You will reap the benefits in time.

Business Structure

This is the most important factor to ensure you don’t slip up at the first hurdle, making sure you are paying the correct amount of tax, that your business is legally trading and that you’re paying your employees the legal amount. If you need help insuring your business, Bollington offers tailored packages designed to fit your business and make sure your start up can be successful.

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