One of the joys of operating your own business is the satisfaction that you are in control of your own destiny. It is your energy and effort that makes the business work and leads to success. You make the decisions and reap the rewards or face the consequences.
Challenges to the new business owner are numerous. There is no single source to ensure you have organized the company in the optimal structure or complied with the many laws and regulations that hit you from local, county, state and federal directions. Ensuring you have the proper professional licenses is only the first step. Insurance requirements are daunting and obtaining funding requires not just an effective business plan but a banking relationship that supports your strategy.
Having started a half dozen companies and consulted with many more, we experienced the fragmented regulatory environment. Don’t let the complexity stop you from pursuing your dream of starting your own business. The key is talking with people who you can trust in your family, friend and business network. Developing a “mastermind group” can help identify the keys to your business plan and provide confidence. The Chamber of Commerce is also a wonderful resource with a wealth of business guidance and many contacts in the local community who can provide direction and support.
We have written a fifty step guide to starting a small business. It is my own primer for reviewing the business plans of any new client. If you want a copy just send us a email request to firstname.lastname@example.org We will send you a summary of the critical steps to starting a new business in California. We do not offer legal or accounting advice but simple answers to those initial questions about starting a business.
Good luck in 2016! This is the year to begin a business…
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