This is the final milestone in preparing our Business (Ad)venture for lift off - Part 9 (step 12) of the process I have recorded for starting up my business. The previous steps and posts are given below.
Step 1 – Draw up a list rough list of what needs to be done
Step 2 – Identify any knowledge gaps
Step 3 – Identify a suitable training course
Step 4 – Attend the course T-8 – notes can be found here
Step 5 – Learning all about business accounts T-7 – notes can be found here
Step 6 – Finishing and passing the course T-6 – notes can be found here
Step 7 – Deciding the format of how the business will trade T-5 – notes can be found here
Step 8 – Finishing the Business Plan T-4
Step 9 -– Getting the Bank Account sorted T-3
Step 10 – Agreeing Business Designs T-2
Step 11 - Grant Application T-1
Sun rise over Kielder Water
Actually starting trading does seem to be a slightly vague term. I took it to be the day when I actually got round to registering with HMRC http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/sa/register.htm#4 . They take it as the day that the partnership was formed, though I do think that is a bit optimistic as one can't really do that much until the banking is all in place. What ever - we are now in business and looking towards the future.
So now got to work hard to get our business Hungry Giraffe up and trading and not enjoying the country side, and celebrating as we have our first sales lead – just need to turn it into a sale..It is a good job that the sun has gone in and the rain come back again.
So the Hungry Giraffe is finally up and running, and here’s to a long and prosperous future
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