There is a period of time before a “creator” takes the plunge into entrepreneurship – The act of investing in a business in the hopes of making a profit. During this time, obstacles can arise, making the startup process for small businesses seem far from reality. What are some of those obstacles? And where does – 3 Steps to Startup come into play?

It Takes Money To Make Money

In the world of entrepreneurship, the phrase “it takes money to make money” says it all. Most of those who desire to start a small business stop short because of funding woes. There are many costs associated with starting a small business, and individuals may not be able to cover those costs themselves. Venture capital is often a necessity for building a bridge between an idea and a lucrative reality. Even if an entrepreneur is willing and able to get a loan, it can be challenging to figure out how to get one. Here is one of the reasons 3 Steps to Startup exists. We are here to help West Virginian would-be entrepreneurs get the early funding they desperately need to make their visions come to life. 

Going At It Alone?

When starting your own small business, it is easy to feel like you are tackling the venture all on your own. You may not have the support of your family. You might not be able to hire any help right away, and while you are an expert at what your ideas entail, you may not know the ins and outs of navigating every aspect of your small business. These factors make it easy for entrepreneurs to bow out before their ideas become fruition. You do not have to go through this alone. 3 Steps to Startup is your go-to for figuring out what support you need and how you can get it. We are with you from the very beginning as you make the transition from creator to business owner.

Standing Out 

Ensuring that your business is unique – that it can bring something new and desirable to consumers – is something that all startup businesses require. Your business plan should enable you to outline what sets you apart from similar ventures. With a unique business idea, not only will you be able to enter the market with confidence that you bring something that the market needs, but you will more easily attract investors. If you start a small business that is identical to another currently existing business, this means you have built-in competition from the start. With 3 Steps to Startup as your partner, you have help making your idea stand out and succeed.

Confidence Is Key

So many would-be entrepreneurs question their abilities to the point that they just don’t do anything. Having the confidence that your idea is a good one and that you will (and can!) do what it takes to succeed is the key that unlocks that success for your small business startup. Having a business plan is an essential foundation for that confidence, and we are here to help you answer the questions you‘re asking yourself as you explore whether or not you’ve got what it takes.  

Making Excuses Not To Start Yet

There is always a reason you can wait to do something difficult. Some reasons people stall to start their small business may be obvious excuses, but some are pretty convincing and can intimidate you into never starting your business. One of the biggest excuses is timing. But there is never a right time to start a business. According to Brian Scudamore, founder, and CEO of O2E Brands, “it comes down to this: you have to create the ‘right time.’” The success of your small business is not dependent on outside forces, but instead, it is dependent on you. In fact, here are 12 businesses that started during a recession. It goes to show that the time to make the jump can be now! All you need to do is reach out today, and we are here to help you make your vision a reality.

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