These days everyone wants to set up a business. It has almost become a trend – every other student starts thinking about having a start-up from day 1 at college. There is a wide range of various privately-owned companies existing in the world – they are in different industries, have different goals and employ a different number of people. But the first main issue tends to be the same – how do you set up a business and succeed? Not only do you have to love the idea and be ready to fully invest yourself in it but you also need to know how to run a business. And unless you do an MBA they will hardly teach you that in university.

The first year or two of your business are crucial to its later success (or failure but no one wants to say that, right?) – you can start up well, set a clear and manageable action plan for the next few years and watch your business grow. Planning is key here. Having an actionable plan going as far as three years ahead and then narrowing it down into quarters is a good way to track progress.

Get help?

Having a start-up is like being a student, there is never enough money and you have to use your brain a lot. Well, the brain bit will never fades away but the finance problem can be critical in the first year. What do you do if you need help but cannot afford to pay a business consultant? Don’t worry, others have been in your shoes before and succeeded! But generally speaking, start-ups can hardly ever spend so much money on consultants. But there is still a solution to consider! Since you technically employ the consultant, you can set up your own rules. Instead of having monthly meetings you can schedule only 2-3 a year, get help setting up, writing a business plan for the next few years and then doing it your way. A win-win, isn’t it? You receive help for the most important aspects and then get to learn how to do it yourself. And proudly say that you have worked on the business yourself from the very beginning.

You should learn on your own mistakes but help never hurts.

Why get help?

If you get a consultant, it will not just be this one guy who’ll come in once in a while and tell you to do this and that. With a consultant you get to take advantage of his networks and connections, too! Need an accountant? He’ll find you one. A marketing specialist? He probably knows a few as well. If you do it right, in the end you can have a lot more than just a business plan achat cialis 5.

If you are interested in setting up your own business and looking for help, email us at ian@i2iconsultants.co.uk! We offer a start-up package that can be tailored specifically to your business and done in the way you want! Click here for more information.

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