Small Business Manager
Starting a business is the dream of many Americans today. And for people with a great product or service in mind, the U.S. is the best place in the world to launch a new company.
It's also a daring and somewhat risky path to take because so much is at stake. Developing an idea, working for yourself, and formulating a business plan – all come with tradeoffs. If you leave full-time employment to start your business, you abandon a steady paycheck, company-sponsored benefits, office supplies, and space. Instead, you need working capital, which could mean borrowing money and spending some of what you may already have saved.
When you start your company, you'll learn that cash flow is crucial. Paying your bills and your employees often comes before paying yourself. It's a daunting proposition, but if you succeed, you'll experience new levels of satisfaction and independence.
Before you start, you'll need to nail down the basics: a realistic business plan and an insurance package that protects both you and your family.
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