80 Questions to Ask When Starting a Business

| July 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Starting a business requires careful planning and understanding what you can do to address the need of the market. However, it is not easy. There are a number of things that you need to consider.

If you are thinking of starting a business, here is a comprehensive list of questions you need to ask yourself to help you plan, think through, and operate your business successfully:

Questions to Ask When You’re Just Thinking of Starting a Business:

  • Why do you want to start a business and become an entrepreneur?
  • What are your goals, interests, wants and capabilities? What do you want to achieve?
  • What are your expectations for the business? How realistic are these expectations?
  • Where do you want the business to be in the next five years?
  • What are your financial goals? Are you prepared for the roller coaster ride of self employment income?
  • Have you thought about what’s possible? Are you prepared to break new grounds?

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Questions to Gauge Your Readiness for Starting a Business

  • How prepared are you to be an entrepreneur? Are you prepared to spend the time, money and resources needed to get your business started?
  • Are you a self starter and self motivated?
  • Do you have the will to take your big dreams to fruition?
  • Are you willing to take calculated risks?
  • Do you know how to sell?
  • Are you prepared to wear many hats? You may call yourself CEO, but at the start, you may also be the bookkeeper, janitor, secretary, and marketing person.
  • If you will be working from home, can you weather the isolation of working solo?
  • How flexible are you? Are you prepared for the changes that entrepreneurship brings? Are you also prepared to respond to the shifting demands of the marketplace?
  • Do you see opportunities when others do not?
  • Can you create an organized work environment?
  • Do you have the discipline and focus that successful business ownership requires?

Read the full article “How to Start a Business: 80 Questions to Ask When Starting a Business”

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Isabel Isidro is the editor of WomenHomeBusiness.com. She also writes for PowerHomeBiz.com and Learning from Big Boys .

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