登录 | 注册 | 付费 | 个人中心
关注我们:
您的位置:首页 > 英语阅读 > 商务财经
字号: 加大减小

Top 10 Tips for Starting a Business

--创业10大诀窍

难度: 四级  |  词数: 654  |  更新日期: 2013-12-18  |  文章来源: about.com
显示语感划分 | 显示词组 | 隐藏A标  [划分说明]

1) Do what you love.

You're going to devote a lot of time and energy to starting a business and building it into a successful enterprise, so it's really important that you truly deeply enjoy what you do, whether it be running fishing charters, creating pottery or providing financial advice.

2) Start your business while you're still employed.

How long can most people live without money? Not long. And it may be a long time before your new business actually makes any profits. Being employed while you're starting a business means money in your pocket while you're going through the business process.

3) Don't do it alone.

You need a support system while you're starting a business (and afterwards). A family member or friend that you can bounce ideas off and who will listen sympathetically to the latest business startup crisis is invaluable. Even better, find a mentor or, if you qualify, apply for a business startup program. When you're starting a business experienced guidance is the best support system of all.

4) Get clients or customers first.

Don't wait until you've officially started your business to line these up, because your business can't survive without them. Do the networking. Make the contacts. Sell or even give away your products or services. You can't start marketing too soon.

5) Write a business plan.

The main reason for doing a business plan first when you're thinking of starting a business is that it can help you avoid sinking your time and money into starting a business that will not succeed. Remember, you don't have to work through a full scale business plan for each new business idea you come up with.

6) Do the research.

You'll do a lot of research writing a business plan, but that's just a start. When you're starting a business, you need to become an expert on your industry, products and services if you're not already. Joining related industry or professional associations before you start your business is a great idea.

7) Get professional help.

On the other hand, just because you're starting a business, doesn't mean you have to be an expert on everything. If you're not an accountant or bookkeeper, hire one (or both). If you need to write up a contract, and you're not a lawyer, hire one. You will waste more time and possibly money in the long run trying to do things yourself that you are not qualified to do.

8) Get the money lined up.

Save up if you have to. Approach potential investors and lenders. Figure out your financial fall-back plan. Don't expect to start a business and then walk into a bank and get money. Traditional lenders don't like new ideas and don't like businesses without proven track records.

9) Be professional from the get-go.

Everything about you and the way you do business needs to let people know that you are a professional running a serious business. That means getting all the accoutrements such as professional business cards, a business phone and a business email address, and treating people in a professional, courteous manner.

10) Get the legal and tax issues right the first time.

It's much more difficult and expensive to unsnarl a mess afterwards. Does your business need to be registered? Will you have to charge GST or PST? Will you have to have Workers' Compensation Insurance or deal with payroll taxes? How will the form of business you choose affect your income tax situation? Learn what your legal and tax responsibilities are before you start your business and operate accordingly.

Following the advice on starting a business above will make starting a business both a smoother, less stressful process and go a long way towards ensuring the business you start lasts and thrives.

显示语感划分 | 显示词组 | 隐藏A标

词组意思:

  • devote...to... 把...奉献给..., 把...用于...
  • a lot of 许多
  • build...into... 将...建造(内置/嵌加)在(系统或建筑物)里
  • fishing charter 有牌照捕鱼,捕鱼许可证
  • go through... 1) 经过(某地) 2) 履行;实行
  • bounce idea off sb (向某人)透露主意(以试探其反应)
  • listen to... 听...
  • apply for... 申请..., 请求...
  • line...up 1) 使...排成一行, 使...对齐 2) 安排..., 组织...
  • give...away 1) 免费送出; 赠送 2) 颁发,分发
  • think of... 1) 考虑(做某事), 打算(做某事) 2) 想,想到,想起,想像
  • do not have to do sth 不必...
  • full scale 1) 全面的, 完全的, 彻底的 2) 原尺寸的,和实物同样大小的
  • come up with... 1) 想出..., 找到(答案) 2) 拿出(一笔钱)等
  • on the other hand 另一方面
  • have to be 一定是;肯定是
  • in the long run 从长远看
  • save up 1) 存钱, 储蓄 2) 贮蓄
  • have to 1) 不得不 2) 必须
  • figure...out 1) 弄明白, 弄清楚 2) 计算出
  • track record (个人或组织的)业绩记录
  • such as 1) 例如,比如 2) 像…那样的,诸如…之类的
  • business card (业务)名片
  • much more 1) 多很多,多得多 2) (修饰形容词或副词)...得多, 更加...
  • be difficult to do sth 难于...
  • deal with... 1) 对付, 处理 2) 论及,涉及
  • income tax (个人)所得税
  • go a long way 1) 作用很大, 大有帮助 2) 可以维持很久 3) 走很长的路

联系我们 | 意见反馈 | 商务登录 | 商标声明 | 站点地图

版权所有:广州奥文信息科技有限公司 Copyright © 2011 All Rights Reserved.
粤ICP备: 11095722号    增值电信业务经营许可证: 粤B2-20120156 许可证