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  • Assess the competition
  • Assign responsibilities to co-founders
  • Build a simple website
  • Choose a business name
  • Consider a co-founder
  • Create press releases and advertisements
  • Decide if you need premises or can work from home
  • Define your customer profile
  • Design a logo
  • Develop a brief business plan
  • Don’t quit the day job until you have to
  • File for trademarks and patents (if required)
  • Find your first customers
  • Get family and friends on board with you
  • Hire your first employee (if required)
  • Join an online business community
  • Launch with a bang!
  • Look for small business grants and/or consider raising investment
  • Make a list of suppliers and distribution partners
  • Make something you can show people
  • Purchase relevant equipment
  • Refine your pitch
  • Refine your product, marketing and sales approach
  • Register a website domain name (or two)
  • Register your business
  • Research the market
  • Set up your accounting system
  • Set up your business banking
  • Set up your contact management system
  • Set up your social media profiles
  • “Start your revenue stream – don\\’t wait for things to be perfect”,
  • Take out insurance
  • Talk to business owners and peers that you know and trust
First 90 Days: The Start-up Checklist Every New Small Business Needs
Scott Adkins
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