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Getting Your Business Started

It might seem like it is completely out of reach to start up a small business from home, but the last few years has seen a sharp rise in the amount of freelancers and home businesses.

Here are a few things that might help you on your way to getting started:

  1. Have a plan. It might seem so obvious, but having a plan is essential. Where will you work? Set hours? Do you have to work it around a full time job?
  2. Do some research. Have a look at what other people in your market are doing. Who are they selling to? How are they priced? Are you a specialist in that area or just starting out? What kind of social presence do they have?
  3. Join some Facebook groups with the same interests. Facebook is a huge and amazing resource, with thousands of groups that will match your chosen business path. It’s worth spending some time networking and gathering ideas and supportive friends.
  4. A cash injection. Sometimes, no matter how hard we try we fall behind a little bit, small loans can see us through the tough times. Try and save a little cash before you start too.

There will be some difficult times on your way to building your empire and sometimes you might want to just give up. Don’t, because you will be surprised just how far you’ve come before you even realise it. So get out there and get started!

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