People these days still think it takes so many things to start a business. Wake Up! if you’re one of them. I am going to tell you that the times are not how they use to be; the times have changed.
Today in the new world you can start a business as soon as you’re done reading this post, with little to no money. I am going to show you some examples of how to start a business minutes after you read this post.
You’re probably doubting me already…that’s okay I can understand if you’ve been accustomed to reading and listening to all the supposed “business experts” that are regurgitating what everyone else is saying, like you need to have all these before you can start your business:
- 200 page business plan
- Hire people
blah…blah…blah. Listen. The truth is you need to stop talking about what you want to do and just do it! (thanks NIKE). Just start working. Don’t think that I am telling you, you don’t need those eventually. What I am saying is, to get started in your business. I am not saying you won’t need these things eventually; I am just saying that for now, the following tips will get you started! As you go, you can begin to add all of those.
Yea, a business plan is a great way to help you do a lot of things like:
- navigate and manage your company
- helping potential investors, partners, lenders, and others understand your business strategy and your chances at success.
But the truth is that you can start now without those too.
But I want to come up with a catchy name like Google, Amazon, or Zappos for my company. That’s cool I understand you want a cool name. But the name is not going to help you sell anything at the beginning. The PRODUCT is! Zappos.com use to be “shoesite.com” talk about a catchy name…right?
So get started! You can do without it for now. Later when you have more money and time to think about that stuff, hire the Eli Altman to do yours. He has come up with over 400 companies and brands. But make sure too that there’s a domain name for it, because they are becoming more scarce and expensive.
Do you think that you can start a business with no money yet?… Okay lets look at some more reasons why you don’t think so.
I can’t start a business unless I incorporate. Ahh let me tell you something, newbie. Don’t think you will be making millions right off the start. So don’t worry about it yet until you actually start pulling in some $$$Benjamins$$$
Incorporating a business is time consuming at the beginning, because there’re like four different ways you can do so.
- Sole Proprietorship
- General Partnership
- Limited Liability Company (LLC)
Don’t worry that you will have to hire some expensive lawyer to do this work for you. Now you can do it online through Legalzoom.com and you can save thousands of dollars if you pick this route. With as low as $150+ tax you can be on your way.
I can see that you’re already thinking, “Oh but it’s so much work to get a business running.” It is! But if your only focus is working on what’s important to you and what you like all these projects can be outsourced eventually when the time comes.
I Don’t Have the Money to Get Started
Funny you say that people; back when Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, etc… started they didn’t have the money either. But look at them now. If you have a good enough product or service to offer to people there will be plenty of money thrown at you. For now you shouldn’t worry about that. Maybe if Google finds your company, you can be the next Youtube. Who knows?
Let’s get started…
Okay, so I told you that you could start your business in minutes right? If you know what your passion is or you already have a product that you think can change the world, there’re so many ways that you can start spreading the word out and hopefully get someone interested and talking about it. Next thing you know you’re talking to some VC about investing in your company.
There’s this new thing called blogging, if you haven’t heard about it. Newsflash! It’s what everyone is doing these days. Get started on one today. Like I said on my title, you can start a business in minutes.
It literally takes minutes to set up a blog and be on your way to writing about your product or service and letting the world know what you have to offer. The cool thing is that if someone likes what you do, they’ll tell everyone about it and if someone sees that they’ll come over to your blog and they’ll do the same. And all of a sudden you’re all over the world.
What are you going to do?
Now you know that you can get started on your business within minutes. If you have something that you’re truly passionate about and you’re dying to tell everyone about it and talk to others that like the same things, blogging is a great platform for your ideas. In minutes you can set yourself a blog and start the business that you’ve always wanted.
People are going to tell you it’s not possible. You just need to keep your head up and battle through these obstacles. Most businesses that you buy stuff from today didn’t start at the top. We all start everywhere, if you truly have passion and love for your business you will survive if your product really benefits your market.
If you have something to share please be sure to do so. I like hearing everyone’s opinions and feedback. Email me if you like at [email protected] Would love to hear from you.
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