Organizing your startup

Welcome back to your second edition a multi-part series on the topic of tasks you should be adding to your “start up to do list”. The tools we provide you will be either information, resources or food for thought. We want you to protect your business straight from the get go.

Last week we discussed starting your small business checklist, this week’s topic: organizing your startup. So let’s get started with continuing your checklist. Make sure to click the links for important how-to’s and expanded information.

☐ Do you have a mentor that can help you or your employees?
☐ Are you asking yourself if your business should be a sole proprietor, partnership or incorporated.
☐ Do you require resources to conduct market research?
☐ Who are your customers and what are their demographics?
☐ Have you identified what will make your idea unique, have you written your value proposition?

You may have missed our previous blog covering the first five tasks for your to do list. Catch up by clicking here.

And remember, take some time to share it with your social community using hashtag #MyStartUp #SmallBizChecklist.

As a Canadian independent business owner, you have support! Our Business Counsellors can help you with live one-on-one help and advice. If you haven’t yet, join 109,000 other entrepreneurs who belong to CFIB. If you’ve been in business for two years or less, you can join for free via CFIB’s My Startup program.

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CCesaresar Gomez-Garcia has been with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business for six years. His current role at the CFIB is helping members with their questions on compliance. These questions can range from employment standards to health and safety, as well as complicated red tape situations that small businesses face. His passion is reading and writing about entrepreneurship. Learn more about Cesar via LinkedIn and follow him on Twitter @josuegomezg.

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