Explore your options
Getting into a particular business just because others are earning huge profits from it might be the worst decision you have ever made in your life. You must explore all your options and critically evaluate them before wasting your time and money. An individual is more likely to risk all of his life time savings when starting a small business, thus you must ensure that it is your area of interest and you have the potential to run the business.
Choose a name
After you have explored all of your options and you have chosen a suitable business idea for yourself, you must think of a suitable name for your business. Note that a business name is the reflection of business in the current and long term scenario; therefore, you must take everything in consideration while selecting a name for your small business. It is suggested that you choose more than one names and list them down according to your preferences. After you have made your list, you must check the availability of all names and immediately register the name which is available.
Make a business plan
The most important thing after registering your business name is to make a sound business plan. Some people often misunderstand the importance of a business plan and suffer later on. Note that a business plan includes all of your expenses, the ways you plan to earn profit, your strategies, your target market, marketing strategy and the staff requirement.
Secure funding for your business
It is unlikely that an individual bears all the expenses from his own pocket, thus you must start securing additional funding required for your business. For this, you should contact investors and lending institutions.
Register your company
After a feasible business plan, you must register your business.
Obtain business license
After you have registered your company, you must obtain the license to start your operations in a lawful manner.