We get it. Starting your own business can be daunting. While you are juggling planning your business and trying to get it off the ground, getting the right legal support team in place is probably the furthest task from your mind. But, it’s actually really important.
Getting your legal business structure and your agreements/T&Cs sorted and in order from the starting line can really make a difference when your business begins to get some traction – and save you money in the long-run.
While you focus on getting your business off the ground, we can look after your legals. There are a few tasks to get you started on your business journey, which are important to get right from the start.
Let’s explore them.
Dreams and ideas are great in your head, but what do they look like when you take pen to paper? Business planning helps tackle the ‘ifs & buts’ to your idea and business, and assist you in getting your business off the ground and be prepared for the exciting journey ahead.
It can help you deal with the rollercoaster of emotions and hard decisions that come with running your own business, by helping you analyse your ideas and prepare for the tough moments. A well-rounded business plan allows you to get back up and keep pushing forward.
It takes some time to create a business plan. However, once you have it drafted, it is easy to update – especially once you are in business. A business plan is an exciting chance to flesh out and plan your idea, get to know the business environment and the market players, analyse your strengths and weakness and develop your strategy to capitalise on your opportunities.
Generally speaking, a robust business plan should tackle a few key topics:
- What is your vision for your business idea
- The steps you will take to achieve that vision
- How the current and future markets will react to your vision
- What differentiates yourself and your idea from others and what opportunities can you capitalise on
- Identifies the strengths and weaknesses of your business and your idea
- Details the projected budget and what expenses you will likely incur
- Outlines your plan for marketing and how your business will keep running if you have to leave due to health or holidays
Business planning will enable you to cast your mind to the marketing and sales strategies for your idea. You will need to get to down to the nitty and gritty of financials too, your estimates and future goals for your revenue. It is really important you are realistic when it comes to your financials and your goal setting to ensure you’re balancing your excitement against the realities of business.
A well-rounded business plan will aid in maximising the success of your business idea. You can find other business plan templates online, but feel free to use ours.