Small business briefs

Checklist for starting a business

Starting a business is the beginning of an exciting – and sometimes challenging – period in your life. Suddenly you find yourself immersed in a whole new world of licensing, insurance, leasing and marketing. This checklist will help you to plan and get on the right path.

Leasing commercial property

The cost in time and money to get advice about negotiating an acceptable lease for your business is likely to be many times less than what a poorly negotiated lease could eventually cost you. A lease for your business premises is vital and is usually central to the goodwill, value and future sale of the business. It is a legally binding contract.

Market research

Market research is the collection and analysis of relevant information to enable you to make informed business decisions.

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