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Starting out

Starting a business is incredibly exciting, but there’s also a lot to get your head wrapped around. From your initial business idea to deciding how to finance your operation, there are many stages you'll go through.  

When you’re in the process of getting a business up and running, you’ll need to consider a number of questions:

  • Am I really ready to commit the time and money needed to start and run a business?
  • Is there a need for my proposed product or service offering in the market?
  • What should my business structure be?
  • Do I need employees or can I go it alone?
  • What legal obligations do I have?
  • Where will I get funding for my business?
  • How will I promote my business?

In this section, we take you through how to start a business and help you understand what's ahead, so you have the right tools at your disposal.


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