Starting a Business
When starting a business there are a few things to go through.
Business formation is the first step.
LLC vs C-Corp vs S-Corp
There are several ways to form a business and it depends on your goals.
Liability, taxes, whether you have shareholders, etc.
What state do you form in?
In your state or do you form in another state like Delaware and do a foreign corporate status, because the laws are friendlier for corporations.
Leveraging the advice of a lawyer or a company like LegalZoom who specializes in helping businesses form is a good start.
Next, you need to set up the fundamentals of your business.
Whether that’s an online business or a brick-and-mortar business?
Did you build a website already, are you scouting a physical location to build out or are you taking over someone else’s space?
An amazing website is important and a quality commercial place that suits your needs in terms of traffic, with favorable rent and terms are important if you are brick-and-mortar.
Next, The digital presence needs to be set up.
The days of the Yellow pages are over.
People use their phones to find business opportunities.
Unless you are in a highly trafficked area like a great mall in a dense area, odds are most people will find you from Google, Yelp, Social Media, and other directories and resources that have a lot of traffic.
You want a riveting website. Something that captures their attention and shows your expertise in your profession.
The idea is that the website will help you secure business when someone comes across your website to verify if you are legitimate.
Even if your website doesn’t convert sales, it helps people understand what you do and helps validate whether you are great in your indsutry.
If you have no website, people may think twice about doing business with you.
If you want to get more creative, you want to set up landing pages, funnels, online stores, newsletters, email automations, etc.
You also want to set up your Google My Business, and social media pages like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, TikTok, Yelp, etc.
A business needs leads.
Whether that is patrons coming through your door or website visitors, you want to convert them into quality leads.
In order to do that you need to be known.
There are many ways to be known, but it comes down to promotion.
Promote through online ads, posting on social media, SEO related tactics, etc.
You want a system in place to stay in front of those leads.
When a lead expresses interest, many times they buy at a later date.
If you don’t follow up with them and stay on top of them, you leave room to not close the deal.
Sometimes people need time to think.
There are all types of systems to create like retargeting ads, email automations and text messages to stay in front of people.
Obviously, your sales team wants to keep following up with people also.
Product delivery comes down to delivering the product quickly and in one piece.
There are all kinds of third parties you can work with if you deal with shipping.
If you do it yourself, you want to add some goodies and offerings for up-sells.
Helping customers during their buying journey is very important. This allows a customer to become a repeat customer. Staying on top of customers after the sale is a bonus as well.
Bring Aboard a Consultant
You want to bring aboard a consultant that can help you with all these aspects.
The reality is most businesses have poor execution or are undercapitalized.
You want to avoid some mistakes.
The best way to get started is for us to schedule a brief phone call and we can provide immediate results. Then, we can choose to work together in a longer capacity through weekly/monthly calls, immersions and other protocols.
We really look forward to understanding your use case and why you are looking for a consultant.
One of our esteemed colleagues would love the opportunity to chat with you. We are really a low-pressure firm. We are here to introduce a new way of looking at things and ultimately, drive value to your business right away. Our aim is results. Short term, Medium term, and Long term. Which can be done right away on our first call.
We look forward to working together with you.
Please feel free to email us to see how we can help and to see if we are a good fit.
The best thing is for us to hop on a one hour call after you fill out a questionnaire that helps us understand what’s going on with your business and you, personally.
This allows us to understand what is going on and we will provide tremendous value from the onset with your goals and where you are at with the box truck business.
We will go over the quickest path to getting launched. The goal is to simplify the processes so you are not overwhelmed by the decisions by understanding what works when it comes to getting leads (traffic, advertisement, buying leads, partnering, etc.), converting those leads and delivering the services/products you ultimately sell.
If you would like to hop on a call with us to go over things related to business, please schedule a time here. We do a one hour deep dive where we go over your needs as it relates to business expansion.
To get started with consulting, reach out to us:
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