Although it seems very easy to analyze the idea of starting a business from home, as in any large or small business project, a few steps are needed to carry out our project.
DEVELOPING A PLAN OR PROJECT is essential to start any business, including the business that you want to do from your home or place of residence.
In this plan, it is necessary to take into account all the necessary steps to be able to undertake from home without having significant obstacles.
It must be said that for any undertaking, we will always have obstacles to overcome. The ideal is to have a very high degree of motivation to be able to carry out our project to a successful conclusion.
HOW TO START A BUSINESS FROM HOME
Before starting your business, you should take into account the following aspects:
1. TYPE OF BUSINESS
It is essential to define what type of business you are thinking of starting. Write about your personality, skills and knowledge. Depending on this description, you will be able to think of the business that most attracts and suits you, because in this way what you do will be very productive, since you will take advantage of your gifts and abilities to do what you like the most.
Potential customers. You must do a study on which people need what you offer if the field of action is wide or narrow and verify that there are clients for your business.
Quality of what you offer. You must carefully study what your business is going to be, in which you can demonstrate that it is an agile, friendly, responsible and compliant service and that your products are of excellent quality and, if possible, superior or at least, never inferior to those of the competition, to ensure success.
2. CLIENTS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
Who is interested in what you offer in your business? What do people need? For example:
-A mother, who has to work a certain amount of time every day outside her home, and does not have someone to take care of her child, will need your services if you have thought about Nursery.
-In a company, in which they have a limited time to have lunch outside the office or require cafeteria service. Still, the company does not provide it, these people need your services if you have thought about preparing meals or something else, to sell them at home, and if you do not have a courier, you could reach an agreement with the company to pick up the orders at your home. Or, maybe they or other people prefer to come to your house for lunch, so you should think about a dining place and the food ready on time.
Everything should be ordered in a way that facilitates work so that when you go to serve, no time is wasted.
The fundamental thing to think about clients, (because without them there is no business), is that you know what kind of people are going to use your services, and take into account their age, what they work in, where they live, if they are children, men, women, maybe office workers, or maybe construction workers, and if you like to sell to all, or if you would have to make a selection from the beginning, before offering your services.
-What competition do you have? This is one of the aspects on which the success of your business depends. Finding out what the competition offers is not to set up a commercial battle, or to victimize others, but to find out if you have a way to provide better quality, or additional services so that there are customers who choose you for the advantages of your business.
-Knowing your product or service will help you determine the market and get to know your customers. And remember, this is not about bankruptcy.
It is about your competition strategies being attractive and useful so that customers are satisfied with you and that way the business is a success because you will always be required.
-You should always be on your guard, in case a problem arises unexpectedly, know how to solve it without losing your composure and take note so that it does not happen again.
3. CAREFUL ATTENTION
It is considered an excellent service to answer the phone with kindness, answer the emails, give a clear answer to requests and questions, and open the door without delay.
If, for some reason, the business must be closed for one day or a time, notify all customers through the means of communication they have.
4. THE BUDGET. INVESTMENT AND EARNINGS
In a “home” business, we tend to think that, since it is initially a small project, we do not need to keep an accounting. That is false.
From the first moment, we must take into account and relate from when we spend the first dollar or euro (or the value in your local currency).
It is necessary to relate all our investment expenses, the machinery that we use and the possible loans that come to our hands.
I really must confess that “a good manager” becomes an excellent example for any business.
We must also take into account the sale price of our product or service to the project.
For example: if we create a business to manufacture blouses for women with an initial investment of $ 500 and a sale of $ 1,200 (with a working time and sale of 15 days), we know that initially, we will have a difference in favour of 700 Dollars.
As our project materializes, we can be more clear about our costs, expenses and profits.
5. THE COMMERCIAL NAME
Every business needs identification—for example, Everest Ice Cream, Las Delicias Home Restaurant, etc. The name of your business must be highly personalized so that there is no other business with the same name.
To make your business known, you can choose the type of advertising you want, for example, Cards, advertising flyers that detail what you offer, ads on your social networks.
Remember that everything you do in advertising must have the name of the business, what is offered, the address, the telephone, website if you have it or if you want it, email if you wish, and in that case, you must be aware of Internet orders.
The objectives of a business must be oriented to make it known commercially that what the business offers to ensure customers who need it. Sell more every day to grow. Also, there are personal goals that only you can set for yourself.
8. OPTIMIZE EVERY DAY
Improve every day, as much as possible, both the quality and the care. Mistakes may be made, all businesses can initially have failures, but the idea is to discover and correct them, accepting that we have failed.
When you discover and accept your mistakes you can learn a lot from them, in addition to correcting them and this is how success is achieved, that is, being in constant improvement to always offer the best and this results in that a satisfied customer brings more customers.
These are the fundamental points that you must take into account for any business you want to start at home.