3 Tips About Starting A Small Business You Cannot Afford To Miss

in #business5 years ago
Starting a business can be daunting. In as much as business involves risks, no one wants to start a business that will fail. Capital can be a problem with start up costs like permit and license fees, office rent, machinery and employee wages. The following are ways in which you can start a business with little or no capital:


1. Cut down on your costs

You don’t need to start a business with so many expenses you can cut down on some of your costs. For example marketing can be done on your website and on social media platforms. You don’t need to start with so many employees. You can handle most things on your own and when your business grows you can employ more people and define their roles.

2. Soft Loans

There are many ways to obtain capital for your business. For example grants, credit cards, loans from banks and campaigns like crowd funding. Participating in contests is also a great idea or you can obtain soft loans from family and friends. This is cheaper than obtaining loans from financial institutions which come with high interest rates.

3. Network

You can also network with potential investors. You will find that there are people who are ready to invest in your ideas with whatever resources they might have that can aid your business. Some could offer mentorship while others could agree to partner with you. These networks can generate leads for your business.

Most businesses have had small beginnings for example Microsoft. Facebook was started in a college dorm. It doesn’t matter if you start your business in a garage, what matters is your commitment to your business. As long as you do your research and are meeting a need you are good to go. Find a problem, fix it and make a profit while at it.


Good tips. Also, it's a lot of hard work. I don't think there are many real-life overnight successes in this space.

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