How to start a business in 17 steps

Current small business owners say these three things can increase  your chances of success. And yet, according to the survey, not all  prospective business owners plan to follow this advice.

Define your vision

A business without a vision is like a ship without a sail. Defining your business’s vision sets everything else in motion.

There’s a lot to consider when starting a new business, from developing your product to accounting and legal practices.

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Research your market opportunity

Writing a business plan can be a daunting prospect. The good news is  you’ve already done some of the work by tackling the first steps on the previous slides.

Write a business plan

It can take time to build up your revenue, so it’s critical that you recognize costs and cash flow trends early on.

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Understand your startup costs


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