Starting a business is a huge step. It’s a huge step not only towards defining your income but your life and time. Most times, business start-up advisers are consulted to help ensure one is fit to start their business. This could be a good idea and is generally worth recommending. This does not however mean that you can’t offer an almost equal professional assessment of yourself before starting your own business.
Some important questions to be considered have been recommended:
1. Why are you starting a business?
This question is fundamental because it is necessary for you to clarify your driving force or main purpose for starting a business. In providing an answer to this question, you have to be honest- it’s your future. Do you want to start a business for the sake of making a living or you desire to build it in order to sell it later for a capital gain?
2. What product or service will you offer?
There are many options when it comes to this, and sometimes it may be very confusing. But you have to decide the specific thing you which to sell. Will it be a product or a service?
3. What is the financial involvement?
How much money do you need to start your business? This may be referred to as the budget or capital for your business. It can be dependent on the scale of your business, whether small, medium or large scale.
4. Who will buy your product or service?
It would be risky to go on investing a huge capital on a business project when you are not sure if it is in demand and the proportion of the population or consumers who are likely to need it.
5. How do you manage your work and life?
You have to figure out how the business fits into your life and life goals. Sometimes, a successful work-life balance may be dependent on the presence of family support. Where this is the case, it also has to be considered.