6 Easy Ways to Start a Small Business in 2017

by Homerun Nievera | World Executives Digest |

You are planning to start a small or medium business, but don’t know how or where to begin. Maybe you already have a business, but you are stuck and need some advice. Don’t fret – we have prepared some useful tips for you to follow in order to get the most of your entrepreneurship.

Accounting and tax-related business

Accounting and tax-related businesses are constantly growing. Accountant firms genuinely have low overheads, and if you build trust with your clients and offer a great service, they will always come back. You can either choose to work alone, or hire a partner. The more trust you gain with your clients, the sooner the word of your good reputation will spread.

Open a gym

In this day and age, most people have a busy work schedule, so they usually want to use their free time to do some exercise and stay healthy. More importantly, they join gyms because there they can make most of the all the necessary equipment. Your job is to create a pleasant atmosphere where people will enjoy working out and spending their time. Additionally, you have to ensure that you employ fitness coaches and nutritionists, who will advise your customers on how to properly train and eat.

Design applications for kids

Children love playing with mobile devices. Some children even use them to learn languages and other school subjects. Therefore, it is a perfect chance to grab the opportunity to create apps for kids if you have the necessary knowledge and skills in this field. If not, you can always hire a programmer to do it for you.  If you have a degree in teaching methodology, you will have no problem designing fun games for children to play, while at the same time learning about the world, other cultures, or even languages.

Open a mobile food service

If you love and know how to prepare and serve food, then this is the ideal business for you. First of all, you would need to check out where you are going to position your food truck and then map out a route where you can move it around during the day or the week. It is a paramount that you do a little research on your competition. Before you pick a location, choose the spot where there are no popular restaurants nearby. Otherwise, it will be harder for you to attract customers. After you have established the location of the food truck, you can now decide on the type of food that you want to serve.

Open a hardware store

Everyone needs to renovate their home from time to time. So why not open a hardware store where all your customers can get their screws, nails, and power tools. Some of them may want to get advice on how to start renovating. The key to making this kind of small business work is to engage with your customers. Make sure to provide your customers with relevant information and recommend them tools and building materials that are the most adequate for their project – most of the time you customers will just come to browse not knowing what they actually need. If you want to feel safer in your shop, we recommend installing window security screens and cameras behind the counter.

Train people how to use software tools

If you have some background knowledge and skills in specific software tools like Dreamweaver, Photoshop, 3D max and other products, then this can be a very lucrative business opportunity for you. First of all, you will have to find a way to promote your services. The easiest way to do this is to go to Facebook, create a Facebook page for your business, and ask your friends to share it. Additionally, you can try to paste some posters around your neighborhood or hand out leaflets.

As we can see, it doesn’t take much for someone to start a small business and be successful at it. All it takes is determination and patience.

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Homerun Nievera

Homerun Nievera is the publisher of WorldExecutivesDigest.com. He has interests in several tech and digital businesses as director and chief strategist.

Homerun is a digital evangelistcontent marketer and lifelong learning advocate. Homerun is the “He Said” in the popular Facebook Page He Said, She Said.