Have you always wanted to found your own startup? Definitely not a bad idea! And because we know that getting started can sometimes be one of the most difficult steps, in this article we explain how to proceed.

Even if we sometimes have the feeling that startups are springing up like mushrooms, only very few are really successful. One of the reasons for this is often a lack of a concept. A well thought-out business plan is often the be-all and end-all if you want to found your own startup.

Setting up your own startup – 5-step plan

If you don’t really know where to start when developing a concept, our 5-step plan can serve as a guide. First of all, of course, you have to have a business idea for your startup. Then you can only move on to the specific planning phase.

The planning

You should take several months to prepare your startup exactly. The main component of this phase is of course the optimization and specification of your business idea. The planning also includes the creation of a business plan and, in the course of this, many visits to the authorities. Especially there, the business plan forms the foundation of your company and should therefore be as detailed and mature as possible before you enter the market with your startup.

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Important key data

The next step is to define some important key data in relation to your startup. For example, you have to decide whether you want to perform the tasks as a Main or sideline want to meet. Often, entrepreneurs first decide to take the step of part-time self-employment in order to reduce their own risk. Only when significant success sets in, many switch to main occupation.

Other important points are the definition of company and product names, brand protection and the creation of a website. Many legal matters that are best resolved right now. For example, you should pay attention to the legality of the naming, take out the necessary insurance or the activities within your website based on the new GDPR to secure.

The financing

Another important milestone when starting a business is the decision about the right one financing . After all, this choice has a major impact on the later course of business. In addition to the classic bank loan, you also have other options to look for investors. For example, you can use the pitch to find a business partner or you can be financed by crowd funding or friends and acquaintances. But many young entrepreneurs also take advantage of the possibility of self-financing.

It is important that you choose the financing that best suits your goals, but that is also compatible with those of your company.

The formalities

This step is probably the least longed-for of all for many founders. Because now it is particularly a matter of completing the necessary administrative procedures, drafting and signing contracts, obtaining permits or opening a business account.

Depending on the type of company you choose, you have to plan more or less time. While, for example, sole proprietorships or partnerships such as a GbR can be set up relatively quickly, legal forms such as GmbH or UG require more administrative effort.

The company presentation

Finally, the presentation of your startup to the outside world is of course an important step. Since this is primarily about customer acquisition and subsequent loyalty to your company, marketing and company design are of enormous importance. In addition to various advertising measures, this also includes the design of a company logo and the corresponding adaptation of your website. At the same time, you should always keep an eye on your budget. A good company presentation is only worth half as much if it tears a hole in your capital.

Found your own startup with Projektify

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