Business Start-Ups

Starting your own business can be very rewarding and can provide you with the chance to do something that really interests you. Many new businesses fail in the early stages, which is why it is essential to plan carefully. You should start by including Abac Chartered Accountants in your initial planning.

If you are thinking about starting a new business, there are many factors you will need to consider. Running your own business can be harder than it seems and not everyone will have the mentality, experience or skills to be successful. Below are some qualities new business owners should possess:

  • Experience in your area of business
  • Self-motivation
  • Self-confidence
  • Discipline
  • Money management skills
  • Ambition

The above is not an exhaustive list, however if you have a good business idea and you think you possess the above characteristics, you already have the initial ingredients to take your idea to the next step.

Once you have your business idea, you will now need to consider all the different aspects that will relate to your business. Below are several questions that you should think about:

  • What will your business name be?
  • How will your business be structured?
  • What products and services will you be selling?
  • Who are you potential customers and suppliers?
  • How are you going to finance your business?

We would recommend that all new businesses prepare a business plan before they commence. A business plan is a blueprint of the steps you need to take to build your business. Creating a business plan is a crucial step that everyone should do before they start a new business. Please see our ‘Business Plans’ page for further information

Starting a new business can be a daunting but also an exciting experience. If you have done your homework and your business idea looks like a winner, then now could be a great time to consider starting your new business.