Moving and Launching a Business at the Same Time Takes Planning
You had a business idea swirling around in your head for some time. But, where you live is too
small to accommodate your big plans. Because you don’t want to wait to take control of your
financial fate, you’ve decided to move. Today’s tips can help you navigate these often winding
roads so that you can launch your startup and settle into your new home.
Ward Media Services is pleased to provide this and other free resources for our clients.
Gather your tools.
You’ll need many tools as you launch your own business. In addition to computer and smart
device equipment, you’ll also need software, such as a way to scan documents and merge them
into a PDF file. A PDF combining tool allows you to organize digitized records quickly and
easily. Once combined, files can be edited, rearranged, and shared with your staff and
customers. If you’ve never run a home office before, these tips from FlexJobs can help you get
set up and productive.
Consider renting instead of buying.
If you are low on cash, it might be best to rent a home or apartment before you buy. This way,
you can hold onto your cash instead of using it immediately as a down payment. Give yourself
six months to one year to get your business fully off the ground. To look for an apartment online ,
start by narrowing down the neighborhood you prefer and then filter your results by the space
you need and the price you can pay.
Create a memorable brand.
Branding is the process of creating an identity that people recognize. While there are many
components that go into a fully-formed brand, it starts with your logo. Ward Media Services can
work with you to create the foundation of your brand identity with a custom, unique logo.
Plan and promote your new business.
Once you have your business name and brand together, it’s time to establish a success plan.
This can be a formal or informal business plan that gives you a roadmap of where you want to
be at each phase of your operation. Once you have this, you can begin promoting your
business. Most small business owners start with social media. Pay-per-click advertising is a
great way to reach a specific audience . Many PPC platforms also allow you to set your budget,
so you always know how much your advertising campaign will cost you.
Moving and starting a business are each major life events that require your full attention. But,
you can’t possibly do it all on your own and remain effective in each. For your business,
consider getting a virtual assistant, at least in the early days. Small Business Trends explains
that a virtual assistant can keep your hands off in many areas , including appointment scheduling,
checking emails, and handling many research, management, and operational tasks. You also
want to make sure that you outsource the physical moving, which may come at a cost of up to$2321 in the Philadelphia area.
There are nearly eight million small businesses in the US, and many of these operate
successfully from people’s homes and apartments. There is no reason that you can’t find a
space, whether you buy or lease, that allows you to set up for success from the beginning. But,
remember, you don’t have to do it alone. From outsourcing your graphic design and branding to
hiring a virtual assistant and moving company, there are many helping hands along the way;
you just have to be willing to accept the assistance.
Content Credit: Marissa Perez