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what are great ways to get your own company known ?

well i’m very much interested in actually owning my own company and getting something great out of it . i want to experience meeting new people , traveling on my own , and making great money . #money #goalsinlife #business

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Sydney’s Answer


I commend you for wanting to have your own business so early in life. There are many things you will need to do before starting your business and it requires knowing so many things ahead of time. You should read 10 Steps to Start a Small Business https://www.thebalancesmb.com/starting-a-small-business-4161641 as a starting point. Not every small business is positioned for success. In fact, only about two-thirds of businesses with employees survive at least two years, and about half survive five years. So you may be in for a real challenge when you decide to take the plunge, ditch your day job, and become a business owner. The stage is often set in the beginning, so making sure you follow all of the necessary steps when starting your business can set the foundation for success.

If you don't have an idea for your business, then review https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/201588 to find one of the 55 listed that interests you. Some good information is also available at https://www.usa.gov/start-business which might apply based on your business idea.

Having your own business isn't going to be easy at all. I recommend reading 17 Truths About Running Your Own Business https://www.americanexpress.com/en-us/business/trends-and-insights/articles/17-hard-truths-about-owning-a-business/ to get more insight into what happens at businesses in the real world. Having an idea is great and pursing it is even better. Learning by experience can be costly when it comes to your own business so it is in your best interest to learn as much as you can from other business owners. I suggest talking with your guidance counselor to connect with various business owners to learn more on what it takes to start a business and keep it running. There are many books on the topic "starting a business" because American is the land of many opportunities where anyone can open a business. The reality is that not all businesses that open will last. It takes effort and motivation to keep a business operating. You should keep your mind open when it comes to the business idea because you can certainly start with one idea and it changes to something else down the road.

Speaking with local business owners is something you should think about since you can learn from what other people have experienced and you can get all your questions answered. Write down all your questions. Find local business owners in your area and contact them to ask if you can interview them to learn about their experience starting a business and keeping it operating.

I wish you luck as you pursue becoming a business owner.

Sydney recommends the following next steps:

Write down all your questions about starting and owning your own business
Speak to your school guidance counselor to get help understand what it takes to be a business owner.
Find local business owners in your area and ask to interview them.
Ask all your questions in that interview.

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Juzer’s Answer

One of the best ways is by starting with your inner circle of family and friends. You'd be surprised at how many people your inner circle is then connected to and news will spread quickly among their 2nd and 3rd connections.

Think about ads you see online versus if your uncle or cousin tells you about a company. You're much more likely to check out something that was referenced by your family member.

Once you have some momentum there it will also serve as a test market to see if there is a larger need. Then you can start to explore broader forms of advertising.

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Doloris’s Answer

Social media is a mechanism that can make or break your company. Utilizing social media platforms like facebook and Instagram could allow you to reach potential customers outside of the people you already know. It is also a free way to advertise your product or service. In addition, you can use social media to interact with customers and potential customers.