Checklist To Help Make Sure You Have Everything Covered
When it comes to starting a business, there is a lot of ground to cover. Whether you’re in the planning stages or getting ready to open your doors, there will be a lot of tasks to complete before you get started.
Not all tasks apply to every business, but below are some examples to think about.
- Research your business idea
- Research your target market
- Create a marketing plan
- Choose a location
- Register your business
- Get a tax ID
- Get any necessary permits
- Consult with a lawyer
- Consult with an accountant
- Create a corporate ID including the business cards, logo, letterheads, and stationery
- Plan a grand opening
- Create a website
- Create a Facebook page
- Register a domain name
- Purchase any equipment you need
- Set up your office
- Purchase inventory
- Hire employees
The list goes on and on. It can become overwhelming very quickly. As you can see, the list above is incomplete and long. Also, notice the list doesn’t go into detail; each of these tasks could have a list as well.
I like to use a checklist because they eliminate the need to think about every little detail. After all, you’ll have random thoughts popping into your head all day long. When you have a checklist prepared, you don’t have to worry when you are ready to go, just get out your checklist, and start checking off every task you complete.
The thing I like best about checklists is you can update them as necessary, adding and deleting as needed.
Have a look at the resources I have collected below that focus on a checklist you can use when you’re ready to start your business. Each resource is provided by different authors offering a wide variety of checklists and ideas you can start using today.