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Where to start?

I've been itching to start a business but have no idea how to start one. I have great experience within the food/nutrition/supplement space and feel that I can help educate others regarding nutrition-related questions. I also enjoy blogging and providing knowledge that way but my audience on the blog is low. I know that I should be doing more today as I think I can provide valuable info to people regarding the confusion in diets out there today. What would be the best way to start a business with this thought process. I am very much interested in the helping aspect of this idea. How do I leverage what I know and share that?

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Hello Amit As an idea it sounds good. However, when you say it to be a business, you attach commercial aspect to it which means the dependence for it to survive comes with other people. My advice is, please do not personalise this idea to make it a buisness. Ask people, what they eant to know about nutrition. Let them also know how this knowledge would bring change in their lives for their own benefit. Let people people become aware the importance of yoyr business from their point of view. Write a blog to be understood. Make it more interactive and let participants do more talking.

Thanks All the best

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Hi Amit, I am a life coach and can help you discover the answer for yourself through a guided conversation. If you are willing to talk, we have a coaching session to know what direction it leads to.

Thank You!

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Thank you for the responses! Good food for thought :)

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Becoming a company is simply a matter of registering an enterprise with your state and with the IRS. It is a relatively simple matter when you are ready.

Becoming ready is where the business plan comes in .

Don’t leave your job without a plan. Develop it in parallel with your current work. Insure that you are not moving into a field where your current employer has you signed to a non-compete agreement, a non-disclosure agreement or some other piece of paper you signed with your employment that would keep you out the business.

Then - follow your value system. Examine your talents, your attributes and your affinities and develop an idea for a business that you would enjoy.

Evolve your plan as you continue working for your current employer.

Give your start up idea the following test:

Do you have a product or service niche in mind?

Do you believe you have a market for 1 above and the means to reach it?

Are you willing to develop a business plan to validate 1 and 2 above before you launch?

If the answer to the above questions is yes than take the actions indicated, observe the results, then make an informed decision on whether or not to proceed. For further guidance on this type of planning, please see the answers to the following question here at the Micro Mentor Q&A Feature: https://www.micromentor.org/question/4871

When you launch if your plan risk analysis indicates high early challenges, phase into them gradually while retaining your present employment. As the business matures and your risks are mitigated, cut over to full time and resign your old position when you are comfortable doing so.

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