Starting a business is a REALLY big deal. It’s a huge step towards owning your own space, working with whoever you want to, and working from wherever you want to. Do you want to piece together a full-time-equivalent income through independent contractor gigs, or just want to earn side income?
Either way, working as a freelancer is a great way to explore your personal creativity, pursue new professional relationships, boost your self-confidence, and build your soft skills.
Freelancing is also a great way to create professional headaches. Freelancers are independent contractors, meaning their client relationships are fundamentally different – and, in many ways, less secure – than traditional employer-employee relationships.
The Business Startup Checklist is designed to help you ensure you leave no stone untouched and touch all the bases you need to successfully start your small business. This is not the place to dive headfirst into the self-employed pool without a) checking whether there is enough water in the pool and b) that you pulled your swim-wear on first. That’s why the Business Startup Checklist is so important.
There are many, many things to think about. There are also many things that can go wrong. Trial and error is a time-honoured way of learning, but it is incredibly inefficient. It’s better to learn as much as you can from other peoples’ mistakes. It’s a lot less painful too. The Business Start-up Checklist keeps the learning level up and the bumps and bruises down.
The reality is there is no such thing as a risk-free start-up. Our job is to help you to manage that risk and keep it to an acceptable level. So even though there are many things to think about, and decisions to make, the Business Start-up Checklist gives you the correct order in which to think about them, so that your answers build on the next area to consider.
It’s like Google Maps for business. Helping you to get where you want to go in the most direct and hassle-free way possible.