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Starting Your Own Business

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So, I'm going out on a limb here. I actually know nothing about the topic of this blog post but I am writing about it anyway. Let's remember I majored in Chemistry, not business…so I approach things with an analytical view…always trying to find solutions to the equation (ha).

You probably remember this post, about changing your life plans. Well, I have pretty much known I have wanted to do something other than go to medical school for a long time. Now, I just have to put that plan into motion. Currently, I am working for Uptown Events here in Sioux Falls which is so fun! I am learning everything there is to know about wedding planning, being a florist, photography, etc. It's probably safe to say I will be working there for awhile in order to move up in the wedding chain so until then, I needed something else…just for me. I decided to start my own business.

I have wanted to work for myself for a long time and I want to work in an office designed by me, in my  home, and eventually have an office space of my own. You (along with myself) are probably thinking, "why didn't you major in business Taylor?" Great question, no answer.

So far, here is what I have learned about starting your own business:

1. The first part is obviously deciding what you want your business to be. (It's a surprise for right now…no not to me, only you!)
2. Come up with a name and make sure it's available.
3. Fill out all the boring business paperwork, tax stuff, etc, etc,…probably the most important step. (Oooo so profesh)
4. Draw up a business plan.
5. Design a logo.
6. Build a website.
7. Set up email.
8. Create social media pages.
9. Market the petunias out of your business.
10. Get clients and put the BUSS, in BUSSINESS.

11. Oh and get really cute office supplies that make everything prettier and much more profesh.

So far I have done about 6/11 steps! Yay…and I am sure there are wayyyy more things that go into running/starting/creating your own business than I have listed, but that is why I have books and google to help me along the way. And please…I am open to any advice or tips that you have! This is not easy but I am loving it already.

Have you started your own business? If so, what's the one tip you would give newbies?
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  1. Having your own business is the most rewarding experience! I've been in business for a little over a year, and things are finally (FINALLY) taking off! So much sweat, and experience, and just incredible people you'll meet and enjoy!

  2. Yay! It's so wonderful to see people starting their own business and I finally decided why the heck not? I am thinking that patience and a lot of hard is key.