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5 Important Tips to Opening a Business for the First Time in Singapore

Everyone wants to be the next Jeff Bezos. However, most people don’t know what it takes to run a business that could continue to thrive over the years. And perhaps that’s why there are so many businesses that get started but end up closing it before the year is over. As a matter of fact, the political, social and economic situation in Singapore is very favorable for doing business. The problem with the majority of potential entrepreneurs is that they have amazing business ideas but don’t have a clue of the technicalities involved in starting a business. This is probably because they don’t have someone to hold their hand. The tips below can guide you on what to do when opening a business for the first time.

1. Follow Your Passion

challengesEntrepreneurship is not for the fainthearted. Sometimes there are challenges that make you feel like throwing in the towel. It’s actually very easy to give up when you do something that you don’t like. If you venture into a certain field because you feel that it’s the most lucrative, you may not have the strength to continue running the enterprise when business gets slow. It’s therefore advisable you open a business that revolves around what you like doing. When your choice of business is guided by passion, you will still keep pressing on even when the money is not coming.

2. Do Market Research

Opening an enterprise blindly is definitely the worst mistake that you can ever make. This is because you will not be able to understand what you are delving into. It’s therefore important you first carry out a comprehensive market research before opening your doors to the public. By doing this, you will be able to identify the market for your product or service. You will also know your competitors plus their weaknesses and strengths. At the end of it all, you will know how to package your product or service by capitalizing on the weaknesses of your competitors.

3. Build a Website

WebsiteTechnology has transformed the world into a global village. In this day and age, people are shopping for products on the internet due to the fact that it’s more convenient than having to cover tens of kilometers just to buy whatever one needs. In fact, having a website is no longer optional. This is because people can’t find your business on the internet unless you have a website. The good thing is that you can develop a website on your own using free tools or hire a website designer at a small fee.

4. Register the Business

Whether you are a citizen of Singapore or a foreigner, the law requires you to register your business. The reason why the government insists on registration is because it has to tax all enterprises on the land to be able to generate revenue for its day to day operations. Besides that, registering your business helps in protecting your interests by ensuring that there is no any other business using your name. All you have to do is visit and carry out a business name search.

5. Promote your Business

Promote Regardless of whether you are buying products in wholesale and selling them in retail or you are making them from scratch, you will still need to spread word about your business or you will not make any sales at all. The good thing is that you can still use internet-based platforms such as Google ads and Facebook ads to promote your business. You might also consider using email marketing to target specific customers that need the services or products that you offer.

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Dr Prem Jagyasi (c)

Dr Prem is an award winning strategic leader, renowned author, publisher and highly acclaimed global speaker. Aside from publishing a bevy of life improvement guides, Dr Prem runs a network of 50 niche websites that attracts millions of readers across the globe. Thus far, Dr Prem has traveled to more than 40 countries, addressed numerous international conferences and offered his expert training and consultancy services to more than 150 international organizations. He also owns and leads a web services and technology business, supervised and managed by his eminent team. Dr Prem further takes great delight in travel photography.

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