Here is an example of the type of things you need to know before you start a business:
2. Start working through your business idea
Do your research and validate your idea:
You’re probably going to be doing this at the same time as you write your business plan.
This is why we strongly recommend starting with a one page pitch first. It’s the lean format of the business plan—the format that will allow you to adapt fastest as you progress through the startup phase. More importantly, it will allow you to play with ideas before you even start.
As you work through this section, the key things to keep in mind or figure out include:
Your business identity
The problem you are solving
Your solution to the problem (your product or service)
The sales channels you will use to reach your target customers
Your marketing activities
Your business model (or how you will make money)
Partners and resources
A good online course will guide you through these steps. This will include everything from conducting the market and industry research and validating your business idea, right through helping you refine your mission or vision.
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