100 Small & Home Business Start-Up Tips For Entrepreneurs


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Today many more of us are planning to start a small business and becoming our own boss. Some want to escape the corporate grind and others were made redundant. The motivations are manyfold, while the the things to consider, when starting a business are always the same.

We have compiled a random list of 100 small business start-up tips and things to consider. This list is best used as a help in terms of ticking off all those business start-up questions you have in your mind, or helping you to think about different aspect of your business start-up:

  1. To start-up a successful business do what you love, it must be important to you.
  2. Before you start-up your business get your customers first, your business can’t survive without them.
  3. To start-up a successful business do a lot of research.
  4. A tip for a business start-up is to know your market.
  5. To start-up your business write a business plan.
  6. To help start-up your business get professional help for bookkeeping and web design.
  7. Make sure you have the money for a successful business start-up.
  8. Be professional in your business start-up use business cards.
  9. Have a successful business start-up, know all the legal and tax issues.
  10. A tip for a business start-up is to know your customer.
  11. For a successful business start-up set your goals like how much you want to earn a month.
  12. To have a successful business start-up check your idea with a cash-flow plan.
  13. Find out what your overheads will be in your business start-up.
  14. For a business start-up complete a S.W.O.T analysis – strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats.
  15. To have a successful business start-up bootstrap, don’t spend what you haven’t earned.
  16. Always look for ways to keep your costs down for a successful business start-up.
  17. For a successful business start up try not to borrow from banks.
  18. In your business start-up look for Virtual Assistants instead of hiring full-time employees.
  19. Work from home to save space for your business start-up.
  20. Market online for a successful business start-up to keep costs down.
  21. To have a successful business start-up focus on your goals and pay attention to those not met.
  22. In your business start-up start cash-flow planning and bootstrapping from the start.
  23. To have a successful business start up regularly review and adjust your cash flow plan.
  24. A tip for a successful business start-up is to look at your cash-flow plan with each business decision.
  25. For a successful business start-up identify your own talents and skills.
  26. Evaluate your personal strengths and weaknesses to have a successful business start-up.
  27. Find a niche market for your business start-up.
  28. Your business start-up should be small at first without risking lots of money.
  29. Your business start-up can take advantage of the flooded market, hire someone skilled cheaply.
  30. Have a successful business start-up by providing unbeatable customer service.
  31. To have a successful business start-up by being flexible to your customers needs.
  32. Have a good business name to have an effective business start-up.
  33. Your website is important to have a good business start-up.
  34. Your business start-up needs to have the correct business structure.
  35. Get some business training to help you in your business start-up.
  36. Find out who your customer is going to be for your business start-up.
  37. Discover what your business start-up costs are going to be.
  38. Look for ways to cut your business start-up costs.
  39. Decide how you are going to market your business start-up.
  40. To have a successful business start-up find out who your competitors are.
  41. A successful business start-up should have it’s product or service readily available.
  42. Use the internet for a cheaper way to start-up your business.
  43. Use networking to market you business start-up.
  44. To have a successful business start-up know what skills you need to make it work.
  45. An internet business at home is a great and cheap business start-up idea.
  46. Use cheaper methods of marketing such as email to advertise your business start-up.
  47. Use the internet to communicate to keep the costs of your business start-up down.
  48. Continuously look for ways to improve your business start-up.
  49. Have an exit strategy for your business start-up just in case.
  50. Hire the best and manage them well for a successful business start-up.
  51. Always keep your focus for a successful business start-up.
  52. To have a successful business start-up have realistic goals and expectations.
  53. A successful business start-up should keep costs as low as possible for as long as possible.
  54. Keep on learning to aid the success of your business start-up.
  55. Revisit your market review regularly to have a successful business start-up.
  56. For your business start-up to be successful you need to be prepared for change and adjustment.
  57. Learn how to manage employees for a successful business start-up.
  58. Don’t buy more office supplies than you need for your business start-up.
  59. For a successful business start-up hire employees as and when you need them, not before.
  60. If you have little cash choose a business start-up that needs little cash.
  61. Be prepared to do things to have a successful business start-up.
  62. Do things yourself to keep costs low and have a successful business start-up.
  63. Choose your business carefully to have a successful business start-up.
  64. To have a successful business start-up ensure your product will have a demand.
  65. Creativity is key in having a successful business start-up.
  66. To have a successful business start-up take care of existing customers more than finding new ones.
  67. Always remember that customer is king for a great business start-up.
  68. To keep your business start-up successful spend the money you make wisely.
  69. Ensure you have free time to relax when managing a business start-up.
  70. Work out how much you want from your business to ensure the business start-up is successful.
  71. To ensure you have a successful business start-up get some help and advice.
  72. Know where to go for help and advice for a successful business start-up.
  73. Look on government websites to find out local regulations for your business start-up.
  74. For a successful business start-up be honest with yourself.
  75. Organise yourself and your ideas to start-up your business successfully.
  76. Evaluate your ideas, will it be a successful idea to start-up a business?
  77. Ensure the name of the business you will start-up is trade marked.
  78. Make sure the location of your start-up business is right.
  79. Ensure your business you are starting-up has good financial management.
  80. To ensure a successful business start-up know where you break even point will be.
  81. To start-up a good business keep all your records up to date.
  82. In your business you start-up ensure you know legal obligations for employing staff.
  83. Keep up with new technology to start-up your successful business.
  84. Careful planning of starting-up your business is vital.
  85. To help start-up a business it is often beneficial to find a mentor.
  86. Make sure you take the necessary steps to protect your ideas when starting-up your business.
  87. Keep up on the latest trends to start-up a successful business.
  88. Remember when starting up your business you are your best employee.
  89. Bartering can be a good way to cut costs when starting-up your business.
  90. When starting-up your business give your customers value for money.
  91. Early on in your business start-up avoid long term contracts.
  92. Ask yourself why you want to start-up a business.
  93. Consider how to protect the business you have started-up should anything happen.
  94. Write short, medium and long term goals to have a successful time starting-up a business.
  95. Research into what price you should sell your product when starting-up a business.
  96. When starting-up a business remember that your employees may need training.
  97. When starting-up a business ask yourself if your employees will need supervision.
  98. Make sure you get legal advice when starting-up your business.
  99. To start-up a successful business make sure you have the motivation and self discipline.
  100. Borrowing money from relatives to start-up a business is an option but is it worth involving them?

Not all of the above is relevant for every business scenario, but once you consider each point above you’ll be that little bit more prepared.



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