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How to Start a Business in the United States

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If you are planning to start a business in the United States, you have come to the right place.

Start Your Own Business (10 years old this year!) contains information and advice but, unlike other start-up sites, it also contains details of LOCAL organisations who can help you. The firms listed on each page have declared themselves to be 'new business friendly' and will welcome your enquiries.

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The aim of Start Your Own Business in the United States is to highlight 'new business friendly' firms and organisations who are willing to share their knowledge and experience. For ease, we have dedicated sections for the following areas of the United States:

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Starting Your Own Business in the United States?

Over the years, we have have collected useful information that has already helped thousands of new business start-ups and we hope that it will help you too...

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We are happy to promote (free of charge!) any business support organisations and allied trades in the United States who are keen to help new business start-ups.

If you offer a product or service that can help anyone thinking of setting up on their own or running an existing small business, please do add your details to the site.


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Hiring staff for a start-up
One of the biggest challenges for a small business is hiring the right team. Having motivated, dedicated and high performing employees is arguably the aim of all businesses regardless of size and maturity.

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Start Up Articles

Business articles

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Over the years, we have amassed a large collection of articles which we believe you may find useful. We have written some ourselves but the vast majority have been kindly supplied by experts in each relevant field.

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Business Start-Up Map

Start-Up Map

Business Start-Up Map
This infographic has proved to be incredibly popular and used to occupy the centre pages of our Start-Up newspapers. Ideal for a visual guide through the start-up process or the larger (A3 and A2)versions can be printed and used as a poster.

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Latest Business Tips

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Top Ten Tips to Online Success
My top 10 tips for success:
1. Make your website stand out from the crowd.
2. Invest in good, professional photography.
3. Brand identity should be consistent.
4. Make sure your website is well-structured and easy to navigate.
5. Make your contact details prominent.
6. Make sure you use strong calls-to-action such as ‘Buy Now’ or ‘Contact Us’. This will help to achieve your goals.
7. Make sure your website is mobile friendly. With over 50% of searches being made on a mobile device, can you afford to lose out on this potential business?
8. Your website should be easy to update without the help of a web developer.
9. Offer genuinely informative content to help your potential customers make an informed decision.
10. Engage with your target audience through social media, email marketing and advertising.
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Business Plan
All businesses need a business plan. The business plan should state your present position, where you would like to be in the next 12 months, and what strategies you have in place to reach your goal. This will provide focus to your business.
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We are a small friendly team and always welcome enquiries from anyone who is thinking who is planning to start a business or from anyone who can offer help and support. Contact us.

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