Five Cats Marketing
Web design, web hosting, and business consulting for small businesses
Who are we?
You have an idea of what kind of business you would like to start. You have talked to friends and they think it is a terrific idea. You dream of owning your own store or service business. But where to start? What are the first steps? We can help you with business permits and licenses you may need, how to select a name for your business, whether you need a sales tax certificate or a federal ID number, how to decide whether to sell wholesale or retail, what types of insurance you will need, and much more. You will soon be on your way!
Marketing and bookkeeping are most frequently mentioned as tasks people feel insecure about when they are starting a new business. We can help you learn how to identify your customer, how to meet and beat your competition, what marketing tools will work best for you, and much more!
Learn to project how your income and expenses will create a "cash flow" in your first year. Using a simple spreadsheet with formulas already in it, you can plug in your estimated sales and expenses. It will show you immediately whether you will make money or not. Then you will learn how to make adjustments so that you will have a profit, rather than a loss!
Just thinking about writing a business plan can cause fear and trembling in the bravest entrepreneur's heart! But it is not so difficult after you've worked your way through the ideas of basic marketing and projecting cash flow. We can help you to plan what form your business will have, where your financing will come from, when you will hire employees, and other aspects of your business. When you put them all together, you will have written your business plan! This document is an essential piece if you plan to go to a bank and borrow money, and it is also a vital tool for you. It is your "road map" for how to get from the first day to a profitable business!
So email or call us, and let's discuss how these 5 cats can help you and your business!
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