So, you're ready to start you're own business! There are so many details to consider before you launch and I know that it can feel overwhelming. My checklist is a no-stress guide to help you confidently launch your business and help you get your brand out into the world.
☐ Find your why
Figure out the mission of your business and the heart behind what you do. Decide what makes your business meaningful to yourself and to the world. When you truly understand your why, you have a reason to show up, work hard, and make an impact every day. Here are some questions to ask yourself:
- If money, time, or energy were no obstacle, what would you do?
- What gets you out of bed in the morning and keeps you up at night?
- What are your strengths?
- How can you use your education, skills, knowledge, and experience to change the world?
What's most meaningful to you?
☐ decide on your niche
Narrow down your specific focus and become an expert. Identify your interests and passions and a specific need in your industry. It's easier to get loyal followers, create content, and monetize when you have a niche.
☐ name your business
Deciding on the perfect name for your business is one of the most important steps. Select a name that conveys your expertise, value, and uniqueness. Think about what you do, what you stand for, and what you hope to accomplish. Consider different naming styles, such as:
- Made up words
☐ register your business name
Register your business name with state and local governments. You will need to do a search to be sure there is no other business using the same name. If you are using your own legal name for your business, registering a business name is not required.
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