CHAPTER 3

Getting Up and Running

Introduction

This chapter focuses on the tasks required to get a business up and running. Each of the tasks can be done casually and quickly, or seriously and deliberately. It’s important that you choose the latter. Choosing a poor location (particularly for a retail store), obtaining inadequate insurance, or failing to put business systems in place can stymie the success of a new business. The same holds true for setting up an office and establishing a filing system. A well-designed office and an efficient filing system can contribute to the smooth functioning of a business as much as any other activity.

These are also activities that should be done or at least started at the prelaunch stage. For example, once ...

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