Matt Adams from Online Growth Guru has written a blog post called How to start a business – the MEGA guide.
The guide is over 8,000 words but has been broken down into chapters. This article summarises the chapters, so you can get a feel for whether it will help you in your journey to becoming an entrepreneur or even an inventor.
The first section is about Matt himself, he talks about his failures and challenges in his first business. But he also explains the mistakes realised and lessons learned from being new to an industry that was hugely competitive and much more technically advanced than his ‘little’ start up.
After finding out more about Matt, there’s action points on how to create a business plan, these actions include
This section discusses the importance of short term sales techniques vs long term marketing strategies.
Some of the sales techniques discussed are:
The long-term growth strategies explained are:
Also, in this section, the article explains how to be strong in negotiations and make sure you close the deal at the earliest opportunity.
The biggest question on a lot of people’s minds is ‘How do I raise money to start a business’. The final section of the guide goes on to talk about ways in which you can acquire finance or a loan, so you can get going with your idea.
It also advises on some of the best ways to start a business with no money. Such as consulting or freelancing.
If you’re interested in reading the full guide, simply head over to the website page How to Start a Business: the MEGA Guide