Starting a business has many moving parts, but with a plan and some organization, anyone can do it.
1. Create a target market profile. Gather data from customers, competitors and online forums.
2. Answer the questions: How does my product or service solve a customer problem in a unique way?
3. Research business legal requirements and start keeping track of startup expenses.
4. Identify your brand theme and determine how you will communicate this theme through your marketing.
5.Complete your marketing plan by researching pricing, promotion, competition and setting measurable goals.
If you need help with your business plan, be sure to pick up Quick and Easy Business Plan Guide and Workbook.
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