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  • Don’t quit the day job until you have to
  • Talk to business owners and peers that you know and trust
  • Consider a co-founder
  • Join an online business community
  • Define your customer profile
  • Research the market
  • Assess the competition
  • Draw up a brief business plan
  • Choose a business name
  • Register a website (or two)
  • Make a list of suppliers and distribution partners
  • Make something you can show people – an MVP
  • Find your first customers
  • Look for small business grants and/or consider raising investment
  • Register your business with Companies House
  • Get a logo
  • Build a website
  • Get social
  • Get a business bank account
  • Make your first hire(s) if you can afford to
  • Get an accountant or purchase accountancy software
  • Test, measure and iterate your business concept
  • Develop stories
  • Lastly, make sure you can walk before you run!
First 100 Days: The Start-up Checklist Every New Business Needs
Scott Adkins
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