Inari Media has an interesting series of posts on how to start your own small business. The series of articles is really very well written and should be helpful to anyone wanting to step out into the world of entrepreneurship.
Here’s how Inari Media describes the series:
As a freelancer, I deal with a number of small companies who have grown from circumstances very similar to my own: rather than submit to life on the corporate treadmill, they have struck out on their own to see if they can make a go of things while still keeping a happy work-life balance and a degree of personal autonomy. We only differ in that they hire me, while I get ansty at the thought of getting help with my accounts (there may be time later in the week for my confession of control-freakery).
Nevertheless, it has to be said that self-employment or running a business is not for everyone. Just as not every infantryman makes a good general, not every worker makes a good boss. While there are a number of brilliant resources out there, I thought that it might be an idea to put a series of posts together that detail the ins and outs of starting your own business, and how to proceed.
Interested? Go check them out:
- Before You Begin
- Market Research
- The Business Plan
- Raising Funds For Your Venture
- Alternative Sources of Funding
- Customer Service
- Managing your Money
- Financial Management
- Picking People
- Managing your Manpower
- A Simple Approach to IT
June 23 2009: Added the rest of Inari’s articles. Stephanie has addressed the topic of starting your own business at length in the above series of articles. She gives a wholesome, well rounded description of what you need to know. I highly recommend you read up on what she wrote.