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I was thinking of starting a small business; I just finished my undergrad in business administration with a minor in small business management, and Im working on my MBA right now.

My question is this: How do I get started? I was thinking of offering different packages of services for different prices, but Im not sure how to break it down. Any ideas, or sites you can send me to so I can get a rough idea?

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FIRST   STEP,
-register  a  business  name.
-incorporate  the  business name,  AS sole  proprietor  . .
-apply  for  the  tax  no.
-apply  for  the  service  tax no.
-open  a  bank  account.
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SECOND  STEP
-make  a  quick  feasibility study  to assess  the  commercial  viability.
-then develop  a  business  plan.
YOU NEED A  BUSINESS  PLAN   TO SEE  WHAT   YOU  WANT TO  ACHIEVE  IN  12  MONTHS.
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MY  ASSUMPTIONS,
YOUR  CURRENT  SITUATIONS.
-your company  is  not  known.
-your  services  are  not  known in the  market.
-you/ your  company  have  no  visibility  in the  market.
-you have  no  credibility  in the  market.
-market  awareness  of  your profile/ company's profile  is  almost  nil.
I  AM  STATING   THIS   INTENTIONALLY  TO  SAY
WHAT /  WHERE  WE  NEED  TO   FAST  TRACK.
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IN  THE  FIRST  STAGE,
-define  your  services]  you  are  offering
-what is  the  unique  selling  proposition  of  your  services
-what  is  the  uniqueness  of  your  operation.
-what  value  added   services  you  are  offering
-if  you are   different  from  others- WHAT  IS  IT.
YOU  MUST   DEVELOP   YOUR SERVICE PACKAGE- WELL  DEFINED.
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IT IS  PERSONALISED  APPROACH, THAT  WILL  BRING  BUSINESS.
WHAT  YOU KNOW  IS  IMPORTANT, BUT
WHOM  YOU  KNOW  IS MORE  IMPORTANT.
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2.Develop a  LEAFLET  with   INFORMATION and   using the  set of  topics  listed below and more
if  you have.
  WHAT  ARE  YOUR  SERVICES
  HOW CAN  YOU/YOUR SERVICE  IMPROVE A COMPANY'S BUSINESS PERFORMANCE
  HOW WILL  YOU   FIX  BUSINESS   PROBLEMS
  WILL  YOUR  SERVICES  FIT THE WAYS  THE COMPANY   DO BUSINESS.  
  ---INCLUDE  TANGIBLE   AND  INTANGIBLE
  WHAT  OTHER  VALUE  ADDED  SERVICES  YOU  OFFER.

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3.The emphasis  of  the information provided should  be  positive /
business  oriented, and  showing
-business impact  it  can  create  to  the  clients'  business.
-integrated  information
-networking  with  customers
-integrating  with  the  company's  HR
etc
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4.PUT  A  SPIN ON   VALUE  ADDED   SERVICES / BENEFITS
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5.EMPHASIS ON   TANGIBLE  SERVICE/VALUES  YOU OFFER
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6.LOAD  IT  WITH  INTANGIBLE  SERVICES/ VALUES
WHICH PEOPLE CANNOT SEE  BUT ARE RECEIVING FROM YOU.
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7.PUT  HEAVY  EMPHASIS  ON  VALUE  ADDED SERVICES  YOU OFFER.
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FIRST  STEP,  
-you  need  to create visibility  in   the  market.
-conduct  a  direct marketing    blitz./ using your  LEAFLET.
-follow  up  this  with  ''FACE  TO  FACE ''  PRESENTATION.
-offer  value   added  service ,  which  others   don't  offer.
it  must  be   an  unique  set  of  services.
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SECOND  STEP,
-Pick   a  list  of,  say,  100  companies in   your   area.
-forward  a  covering letter/ brochure    outlining your  services    along  with
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WHAT   SERVICES  YOU  CAN  OFFER
  Organize personal work priorities
  Participate in workplace safety procedures
  Produce various business correspondence documents
  Experienced in filing and updating records
  Planning travel itineraries, arranging accommodation for meetings or conventions
  Produce simple word processed documents
  Create and use simple spreadsheets
  Completion of mail duties
  Daily banking
  Planning, organizing and implementation of projects/programs
  Experienced in general office procedures
  Experienced in use of all office equipment
  Able to work as part of a team
  Maintenance of petty cash
  Stock management
  Fast and accurate typing

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