Tips for New Small Businesses
Every day, hundreds or even thousands of people quit their jobs and start their own business. But many people dive into this rather large endeavor without much of a plan or without much though. To help you get started, here are some small business tips you may want to heed if you are getting started with your own business.
This may seem like a hassle, but in the long run, incorporating is the smart way to go because it will limit the amount of liability you have. The easiest and least expensive type of corporation to form is an LLC. Other popular corporations for small businesses are S corporations and LLPs (for partnerships). A good way to incorporate at low cost is by purchasing an incorporation kit from companies like legalzoom.com.
2. Buy supplies online.
If your businesses uses a lot of supplies (and most businesses do), then you can save a lot of money by purchasing office supplies online. A good combination of things to do is find a good discount office supply store and also use online coupons for additional savings.
Buying online is also a smart thing to do for things like checking products and stationery. For such purchases, I prefer a company called Deluxe, where I can get some of the highest-quality checking products available today. I always make sure I use Deluxe coupons to get the best prices I can when I place an order with this company. Visit Freebiebulletin.com for the latest Deluxe Checks coupons.
3. Establish a web presence.
Building a website today is much simpler than it used to be. A lot of free platforms like Wordpress make it possible to create a website with little effort and little to no cost. If you are not web savvy, it shouldn't be difficult to find someone who knows more about the Internet and is willing to help. There are also many how-to guides online as well as books you can purchase to learn the basics on your own.
For most small businesses, a small website is more than sufficient. If you can, you should, however, get a logo designed as this will increase the professional look of your business. If you search for a logo designer online, you can usually have an attractive logo designed for well under $100.