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spikecnx
14-04-2005, 04:22 PM
where do i start and finish?

Andrewgadd
14-04-2005, 04:44 PM
Your question is almost impossible to answer. It's like asking:
"What car should I buy?"

What is the motivation for starting a business?
What do you want to do?
Is the area of business one that you have experience of?
Where will you work from?
What starting capital do you have?
Have you put a spreadsheet together?

You will really have to put a bit more thought into your question before anyone can help you.

annepink
14-04-2005, 06:34 PM
It is indeed a big question and some further tips to help you out:

Why do you want to run your own business? (list all the reasons - making money will not be enough to sustain the energy and passion you will need to set up and run a business.)

What skills/knowledge/passion do you have which can be turned into a business opportunity?

What were you born to do? (do a mind map to help you explore the options)

You will find assistance available through Business Link but
Marketing is a key part of every business so you will need to be able to convince people with a passion to support you, either financially or as customers, and you can't do that until you are clear yourself.

Have fun working it out!