Have you ever had an idea for a business? Almost daily we have individuals come into the Utah Microloan Fund and ask us if we think they have a good business idea. Do you want to know what we tell them?
These are just a few questions to consider when thinking about starting a business. We also encourage you to reach out beyond friends and family for feedback on your business. Creating and distributing a google form survey on Facebook, creating a focus group, or connecting with business owners already in your industry will also give you a good idea of whether or not you have a good business idea.
At the end of the day be sure you do your homework when starting a business. Make sure it is worth your time and energy! Although running a small business can be an exciting adventure, it takes a lot of hard work. Are you ready?!
-Emily Ashby, Small Business & Nonprofit Consultant
Start your year off with a strong accounting system!
There are many resources out there for small businesses to keep their books so its easier than ever to keep your finances on track. If QuickBooks is not working for you, we've compiled several online services that we've heard good things about!
BUILD YOUR FACEBOOK FOLLOWING
Start the new year off by building your business Facebook page!
Invite your current followers to
Happy New Year!
Blog Post by Emily Ashby
Small Business Owner & Training and Marketing Manager at the Utah Microloan Fund.