7 Steps to Kickstart Your Entrepreneurial Journey and Be Your Own Boss

We want to inspire and empower all the budding entrepreneurs out there! 

  • Are you tired of the same old nine-to-five routine? 
  • Want to set your own hours?
  • Do you dream of breaking free from the chains of working for someone else?
  • Do you want to carve your own path? 

Well, you’re in the right place! We are going to give you the confidence and guidance you need to start your own business and be your own boss. We understand that taking the leap into entrepreneurship can be daunting but trust us when we say that the rewards are immeasurable. 

So, get ready to embark on an exhilarating journey of self-discovery, creativity, and limitless possibilities. It’s time to turn your dreams into a reality and embrace the incredible feeling of being self-employed. 

The 7 steps to self-employed success

Knowing where to start and what the best route to take can be daunting. By following the steps below, it can make the journey more strategic and therefore lead to a preferable outcome. 

  • Create a business plan

This is so important and doesn’t have to take you forever. A business plan just gives you the framework to be able to strategically set goals and define your offering.

  • Identify your target market

You need to understand your exact demographic to ensure you are positioning your business correctly.

  • Secure funding or investment

Understand set up costs and how this will be funded. Consider the initial trading period where you may not be able to pay yourself. 

  • Choose a business structure

Discuss with an accountant, how best to structure your business from a tax perspective and what you can claim as a business expense. 

  • Register your business

You will need to contact Companies House to make sure you are setting up your trading entity in the most appropriate way. 

  • Find a mentor or join a business incubator program

There are lots of schemes around. It can be daunting being self-employed and out there on your own so the support of a programme can help. 

  •  Launch your marketing

Spend the time creating a strategic plan incorporating your business plan and objectives. Launch with impact and ensure a consistent stream of planned activities follows. 

The benefit of activ

Considering all of the above, think about the support you need to succeed in your entrepreneurial journey. 

A favourable option with many is to join a franchise network such as activ so you know you get support and are not alone. 

Imagine having a ready-made system in place, with experienced professionals guiding you every step of the way. The benefits of a franchise extend far beyond the initial support – you have access to a proven business model, established brand recognition, and continuous training and development opportunities. 

Being part of a franchise provides a sense of security and assurance, as you are not alone in your business endeavors. You can tap into a vast network of fellow franchisees, who can share their experiences and best practices, fostering a community of like-minded individuals all striving for success. With a franchise, the support is not only there when you first start but throughout your entire entrepreneurial journey.

Take a look at a prospectus to learn more. 


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