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Saturday, 7 December 2019

Checklist for starting a small web development company

Things you need to know to start your own web development business

If you are planning to start your web development company then you must have to follow some of the key advices which most of the startup forget to plan and face issues at the beginning. To establish a successful business you need to know what your next steps are, and have to make clear plan to move faster.

This article is suitable for the people who has minimum budget and still working in a company.

Company related checklist:
  1. What are the services you will provide?
    Advice: Provide services which you understand best.

  2. Who will buy your services or who is your targeted customers?
    Advice: Target your customers based on your services and initially choose them where you can communicate from next day.

  3. How to sell your services?
    Advice: Plan for developing a website to showcase your work/ services and do email/ digital marketing plan.

  4. Register your company.
    a. Open bank account
    b. Choose name which easy to remember
    c. Design beautiful logo

  5. Purchase a domain to host your services
    a. Develop/ launch a website

  6. Tools
    a. Hardware: Buy desktop/ laptop based on your budget
    b. Software: Plan for buying design tool based on your services (Photoshop, Illustrator etc.). Other important software are Filezilla, Notepad++, MS Word, Excel etc.
    c. Backup: External drive or something like drobox.

  7. Resources and skills.
    Advice: Choose resources near to your business location and make sure they are responsible, loyal and have the excellent skills on your services.
Budget related checklist:
  1. What is your monthly expenses before start the company?
    Advice: If you don’t have the family backup and did not plan for taking loan then please make sure you have 6 months expenses as you will not be able to start earning from next day from your new business.

  2. Do you have 6 months monthly expenses including family and office expenses before start the company?
    Advice: This will help to concentrate on the new business instead of planning for arranging daily expenses.

  3. Are you able to work as a developer/ designer or do you like to hire resources?
    Advice: If you capable then provide services which you know best and start alone and hire resources on project base instead of permanent employee.
Marketing Checklist:
  1. Use easy to remember phone no. which you can share and show online.
  2. Use official email id.
  3. Prepare strong portfolio
  4. Start writing articles about your services and business topics.
  5. Prepare business card to distribute
  6. Create social media pages for your business.
  7. Plan for advertisement

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