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  • Start Your Business in 8 Hours or Less

    Offer Valid: 04/12/2022 - 05/31/2024

    In business, ideas only matter if they're executed. For decades the high barrier to entry made it impossible for most people to start businesses. Sometimes this was due to the need for large machinery and manufacturing tools. Other times it was because companies were unable to reach potential customers. THere's an example of how you could launch your own tech startup within an 8-hour workday.

    10:00 - Register Your Brand

    Every business is a brand, and yours is no different. Make sure to choose a name that is "sticky," meaning that it's memorable to people. Do your research to see if the website domain is available. Businesses should have a .com or .io domain to help establish trust in your brand.

    11:00 - Decide on Business Structure

    Are you working alone, or did multiple people contribute to your idea? Is your company a non-profit? It's essential to understand how your company will be run so you can cooperate with both federal and state legal requirements. This information will also help decide how much you are required to pay in taxes.

    12:00 -  Research Freelancers

    Even if your business is a sole proprietorship, you may need to occasionally hire people to help you with projects. There are many reliable websites such as Upwork and Toptal, which have freelancers which you can partner with for contract work. When deciding on a freelancer, you may want to consider Nearshoring. Nearshoring is when you hire in a nearby timezone, which can help ensure a seamless workflow.

    1:00 -  Bank Account

    Now that your business is set up, it's time to set up a bank account. Banks such as Brex and N25 are set up to help small businesses.

    2:00 -  Legal on IP

    It's important to make sure you talk to a lawyer to discuss intellectual property surrounding your business. Trademarks are important to file to prevent legal issues in the future. You may also need to register a patent.

    2:00 - 4:00 Design Your Website and Set Up Social Media Accounts.

    Now it's time to introduce your business to the world. You may choose to build your own custom site with WordPress or Squarespace. Or you can hire a freelancer to make a bespoke site.

    4:00 - Set up KPIs

    When you start a new business, you need to be able to measure performance. Doing this allows you to track progress and visualize how you will get to your goals. 

    5: Research Funding Opportunities

    There are many opportunities for funding for your business. Depending on your business, you may be eligible for grants. You may also be able to speak at conferences or organize learning sessions for other businesses to make additional revenue.

    6: Organize a Work Schedule

    Be sure to create a work schedule so you can organize your week. Organization is crucial, especially for new business adventures. Teams can utilize the compressing a document in order to share via email.  You can compress a PDF online which allows for multiple documents to be accessed from a single more compact file. 

    A Hard Day's Work

    Once you've set up your business, be sure to contact your local chamber of commerce. These associations allow you to meet and network with other local business owners.

     

    This Hot Deal is promoted by Duneland Chamber of Commerce.

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