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5 Simple tips to remember before you start your own business

5 Simple tips to remember before you start your own business<b></b>
IndiaSmallbusiness2 min read

Quitting a job and starting your business is a risky affair. And not all start-ups pen a success story. BI India lists down some simple tips that any aspiring entrepreneur must follow before he decides to put in his papers and start his own business.

Plan your business idea

You have the idea but how do you go about it? Ideating is simple but planning is crucial. Before you think of materializing that business idea that has been on your mind for sometime, understand what you need. Can you manage your business alone or do you need a partner. What is the kind of fund that you would need for starting the business. Plan your expenses and then work on the business idea. It is best to evaluate your options and then go ahead.

Do your research well

To be a successful start-up, it is important to know what you are getting into. Understand the sector and its dynamics that you would be foraying into. It is also important to know the stakeholders in the industry. You should be well aware of the pros and the cons of the industry before you venture into it. For instance, consider eCommerce giant Flipkart. Both its founders worked for Amazon in the US before they decided to start their own company.

At the right place, at the right time

In the present day and age, its important to be visible. Networking is extremely important and you may never know you may just get lucky with someone established, thus giving credibility to your start-up. Find out all the relevant events related to your interested sector and attend them. Often, important stakeholders are accessible at such events, which will help you build a strong network in the industry, thus helping you materialize your dream.

Know your competition

To run a successful start-up, you should offer something new to your target audience. Be it client based company or a consumer based firm, your company should offer a product that fills up an important gap in the market. In this way, you will be recognized as an innovative business, thus attracting the right kind of people to the firm.

Failure, other side of the coin

Failure is an important way to learn some crucial lessons. While, having a positive attitude is extremely important, it is also important for you to read the environment and be prepared for failure. Being prepared to fail is the best way to not be complacent after starting a business.

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