A comprehensive guide to starting a business

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Starting a business can be scary but all the info, help and guidance you need to set you on the road to success is out there! And we’ve found an article which really helps lay the groundwork. From writing your own business plan to thinking about the dreaded taxman, this article by Meg Prater is worth the 29 minute read!

What is a business plan?

Don’t fall at the first hurdle, or just because you don’t yet understand the jargon! You can work it out, with a little help and research along the way. As Meg Prater says:

Functional and useful… every single day

Many of us are trying to veer away from the clutter and having ‘too much stuff’. Make sure whatever it is you are gifting, it is going to be useful. Often the most useful promo products are the best. Think personalised notepads, laptop backpacks and caps.
“Everyone wants more visitors, more qualified leads, and more revenue. But starting a business isn’t one of those ‘if you build it, they will come’ situations. In order to build a successful company, you’ll need to create and fine-tune a business plan, assess your finances, complete all the legal paperwork, pick your partners, research apps for startups growth, choose the best tools and systems to help you get your marketing and sales off the ground … and a whole lot more.”
Read this for a whole host of free tools and resources from marketing to sales and paperwork. It is US based, so you may need to use it as a steer or an idea of the questions you need to ask if you are based here in South Africa.

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We may not be able to help you with your finances, sales infrastructure or market analysis but we can help with all the business cards, branded promotional items and printing you can dream of. Get in touch.
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