The decisions you make in a split second can be just as valuable as the ones you spend days, weeks or months mulling over. If you’ve decided that you want to start your own company, seize the day and get going.
The process can be daunting, but we’ve broken it down into 10 steps — a 10-day plan to making your business a reality.
Day 1: Write a business plan. This is a critical step in your success. You might want to eschew the napkin for something a little easier to copy and distribute to potential investors and colleagues.
Day 2: Study the market. Figure out where your products and services stack up compared to your competitors. Find out who your target customers are and what rules and regulations are unique to your industry. But remember, there is such a thing as overdoing it.
Day 3: Create your brand. To build your identity you need a name, a logo, a website and a social-media presence to get going.