We wrote about 9 important steps to starting your own business last week, and I’d like to simplify things for you even more. We are going to provide you with the top 5 must-haves to starting your own business that you can implement TODAY, and 4 of the 5 are free. So you have no more excuses to sit on your ideas.
If you are the entrepreneurial type, I’m sure you’ve had plenty of ideas that you never got around to starting. These tools can assist you in setting up your business. The 3 free must-haves this article will give you are (1) a business plan; (2) 250 FREE business cards; and (3) a web site template you can download, populate with your info and use. The 4th must-have is a hosting plan which will cost you a few dollars each month for your web site. And lastly, the 5th component is to brand yourself and your product. You can call this your very own mini-business starter package.
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That’s what you’re thinking right? Okay, here you go.
Business Plan. You can download this free business plan template here.
Business Cards. You can order 250 free business cards here.
Web site Template. There are several good, free template web sites you can start with until your budget allows for you to create your own custom site. In the mean time, here is a site with many options.
Web site Hosting. You will need a web hosting company for your web site. Host Monster is our recommended choice for starting out. They are inexpensive at $5.95/month and give you all the bandwidth you will most likely need.
Brand yourself. Once you have the four components above, the real magic begins. Your ability to promote and brand yourself and your product will separate your web site from the pack. Using creativity, this is also free.