Time is of the essence when you're launching a new startup or small business so it's important to get out there as soon as possible, but it's also important that you don't fully launch your new business before you're ready; so here's how to "launch" before you're actually ready to launch.






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Written by HeatherStone
3122 days ago

Hi Cate,

We're big fans of a no-excuse attitude to getting started with your business too here at BizSugar. Question though. As a reality check, are there any instances when an entrepreneur should give his or her business plan a second glance and decide that, in fact, they really aren't ready -- yet?



Written by CateCosta
3121 days ago

Hi Heather - Absolutely, there are "instances when an entrepreneur should give his or her business plan a second glance and decide that, in fact, they really aren't ready." That's why step 5 is to dig in and do some real business planning. It's in that step that an aspiring entrepreneur should hash out an operational plan, financial plan, and marketing plan and see if their business is really feasible for them right now.

This "launch" is about getting a landing page up so you can start collecting the contact info of potential customers as soon as possible and not miss out on any time there. The actual business launch should only happen if, after the real planning, it makes sense.

One super quick gut check on if you're ready for a business - this "launch" plan should cost under $200 and if you don't have $200 to spare so that it would be a major issue for you to build the landing page and then end up not launching the business, you're not ready to launch the business. You need a bit more financial security than that to weather the storm of the early stages of entrepreneurship and be successful.



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