Starting a business is hard, but it doesn't have to be...
Starting a business can be scary, but it shouldn't be...
If you have a side hustle where you bake cakes, create graphics, or even sell socks, you're already doing business. The only difference is you don't get benefits of being in business. What do I mean?
Well when you're a registered business you get to write off the money you spend on the supplies, products, ingredients and subscriptions that you use to support your hustle.
You get to write off travel expenses, vendor costs, clothes, fuel, and even a percentage of your monthly expenses as a home-based business.
Don't you think it's time to stop playing business and just be be a business?
Well the first thing you need to do is
register your business
with the Secretary of State or Business Licensing Division. Every state is different. You can find out how to start a business in your state by Googling "how to start a business in..." or you can download the eBook, "My Business Now" and get a full list of agencies that handles business registration for each state.
If you'd like more assistance with starting your business, we're here to help. To get connected with specialist complete the intake form and book a free 30 minute consult to see how you can get started as soon as possible.
You could also take the course, My Business Now, and give us a call if you get stuck along the way.
"Stop playing business and just be in business"
So your next question may be...
How am I going to fund the business? Where's the money coming from for that?
I am so glad you asked!
Did you know you could get funding for your business
even if your business is new?
Did you know you could get funding for your business
even if you have bad credit?
yes, you can!!!
No scamming, no outrageous interest rates, no direct access to your checking account or bogus point systems that rob you of your revenue.
Now, no matter what YouTubers, Instagrammers, or your uncle told you, every business needs a website.
Why does every business need a website, you ask????
For 1 - Lenders and customers alike are going to turn to the internet to learn more about your company, your products, and to find out if you're a real business
#2 - If you're not searchable, you're missing out on business beyond your local area
#3 - It's an easy way to share your business with others. Your website can tell them who you are, what you offer, why they need your products or services, and how to get it
#4 - It connects you to the WORLD
And guess what... We can help you with that. We can get you a website, with online booking, and an online store. To get started complete the intake form and specialist will be in touch.
Why a BUsiness website
Now to cap off that wonderful business you just started, you'll need to complete that professional look with business email and a business phone number.
No you don't have to get another phone. You can use your existing phone and just get an internet phone number. Yes, receive and make call over the internet.
1 Phone | 2 Phone numbers | Same Phone
For something quick and easy, you get a Google Voice number. It's limited, but it's free.
Another great option is Grasshopper. Grasshopper is a provider for internet calling and is a great option for serial entrepreneurs. You can get a business phone number with multiple options, receive sms messages and images, voicemail, and you can receive fax all with the same number. Try it out for 7 days for free with this link.
Business Email vs Personal Email
A business email seals the deal on your branding. You're official!
mybusiness.com with an email to match: email@example.com
Whose going to doubt you? Also, when it comes to lenders and vendors a business email lets everyone know you mean business.
Your personal email is for just that - personal stuff, retailers, jokes, and catching up with family and friends. It's also a good practice to separate personal and business email to minimize distractions when working in your business.
There are a couple of affordable ways that you can get a business email. One is through Google with Google Workspace.
With Google Workspace, you can manage your business email on a platform you're already used to.
You can have multiple emails, each for a purpose or for team members. And you get additional tools that are only available to businesses. It's also affordable at just $6 a month.
The Square Dashboard provides day to day, week to week, month to month, and year to year reporting and comparison so that you are in the know about your business is doing and how products and services are performing
SQUARE FOR BUSINESS
Square for Business is by far the easiest and fastest way to build a website, sell product, and accept appointments. Square is great a great option for service based businesses and solo entrepreneurs. They also have options for partnerships and teams.
Square Appointments facilitates online booking, reminders, text alerts, and is integrated with the Square POS for retail.
For assistance with setting up Square for your business, or for us to do it for you contact us details.
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