10 Powerful Things You Need for Your Business Startup Kit
One of the greatest inhibitions about starting up your own business, is the lack of startup capital. To get a business going costs money. Most entrepreneurs do not got access to thousands of dollars.
This list of 10 Powerful Things You Need for Your Business Startup Kit will help you get started, no matter how small your budget is.
Laptop computer: You will need a computer to properly run your business in this day an age. No need to buy a brand new one. Buy a used one for a couple hundred dollars to get your started.
Smart Phone: You will need a smart phone with a camera, to keep you connected to your customers, social media accounts and to market your business online. Get a decent Samsung or LG phone that runs the Android OS.
Color Laser Printer: You can buy an All-In-One color laser printer today for a few hundred dollars. I recommend HP. They are reasonably priced and you will be able to print all your own marketing material, such as business cards, brochures, pamphlets, menus, business documents etc and you will save a ton of time and money.
Gmail Account: Sign up for a free Gmail account. You will then get free use of the cloud-based apps such as: Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides etc... These apps basically replace the expensive MS Office Suite. These apps are absolutely necessary if you want to run a professional and efficient business. Why pay for MS Office Suite when you can get it for free.
PicMonkey: Most small business owners today do most of their own marketing. One of the most powerful ways to market your business is to use pictures. You will need a software to edit the pictures you take, so as to make them look their best and to do basic editing such as cropping and adding text. PicMonkey is a free online photo editor and will be one of your best friends when it comes to marketing your business.
Payoneer: Whether you’re a small business, consultant or professional, getting paid is critical. With Payoneer, you can receive international money transfers from any company in the world quickly, securely and at low cost. Payoneer is an online payment service that will allow you to collect credit card payment from just about anywhere in the world. You get a physical debit MasterCard and you will have access to your money immediately once a payment is added to your account. Go to your local ATM and get cash or use the card anywhere that accepts MasterCard.
Wave: You will need an accounting system to manage accounts, create and send invoices, keep track of receipts etc. Wave provides a free cloud-based accounting system.
Wix.com: You will need to build your Online Presence starting with a professional website. With Wix.com you can choose from hundreds of templates that you can customize. They offer free services, and you can easily upgrade down the road when you decide to do so, to a paid account, which will allow you to connect your personalized domain to your website, and give your business a more professional Online Presence.
Facebook Page: One of the best ways to build your Online Presence is to create a free Facebook Page for your business.
EverNote: Last but certainly not least. One of the hallmarks of a small business owner is to have stacks upon stacks of yellow pads with notes they have jotted down. Unfortunately, after a while, it becomes difficult to keep your notes organized and to easily search them. This is where EverNote comes it: You can quickly and easily jot down notes on your phone on the go, or access your EverNote account on any internet-ready computer to go over your notes, for example, while travelling on business etc. This is my top 3 most utilized app.
This list will help you save a lot of time and money. If you need help with getting your startup setup, contact me.