Diverse Consultancy can support and mentor you on how to start a business, taking you through each of the key stages of the start-up process – from evaluating your business idea and choosing a company name through to designing your business cards, developing a website and, finally, getting ready to launch.
Start up business plan essentials:
Create a business plan - A business plan is a written document describing a company's core business activities, objectives, and how to achieve their goals.
Choosing the right business structure - Unless it's part of the business plan to raise significant funds on the stock exchange within a defined period, you probably won't want to start off as a public limited company (PLC), so it's a four-way crossroad: become a sole trader, form a partnership, or incorporate a limited liability company or partnership (LLP) at Companies House. We will help you to understand the right business structure for you.
Name your business - Sounds easy right? Choosing a business name is a vital first step in bringing your business to life, its the first thing that any potential buyer is going to notice, whether you operate a high-street store or website based business. Make your business name unique, memorable but ensure that it encompasses the type of business you are delivering. It is essential that you strike the right tone with your business name. And more importantly, successful companies do not just have good names, they develop a strong brand identity.
Developing your brand - Create a logo that defines and represents business. Your logo should set the tone for your business, whether that is professional, fun, creative, etc. and in turn can build a customer's emotional attachment to your business – important for retaining loyal customers. This also includes things like your email address and social media names. Keep all contact information aligned to your business name to avoid falling into customers spam folder! You need to think about your company tagline and the tone in which you want to create your website, this all contributes to how seriously your customers will want to work with you.
IT Software - When starting out in business, one of the first things any entrepreneur needs to do is set up their internal IT systems. You will need to create spreadsheets, lists and contract or agreements with your customers, clients and suppliers. We can help you with advice on how to do this in a cost efficient way.
Learn how to sell - Whether you need help and guidance on how to make use of the free social media platforms, build a website, send email marketing to customers or create business cards to have in your pocket ready to hand to a potential customer or client - Diverse Consultancy can help you.
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