It’s almost summer! You know, the season designated for flip flops, vacations, and for business-minded folks like yourself, the best time to earn extra income. The season has changed, and so have opportunities. Whether it’s party planning, childcare, photography, or selling homemade lemonade (don’t let the 5-years old beat you to it!), many people discover their true passion and pursue starting their own business.
So, let’s just say that person is you.
You’ve discovered your passion. You’ve (basically) started that business. You have a significant amount of people contacting (or trying to find) you for your services. Business is looking good and your gut tells you that, with some extra effort, it’ll last beyond the summer season and grow into your main source of income. So, what’s your next step?
I’ll tell you. You come to us.
This is our sole purpose: helping your business emerge. It’s branded in our DNA. There are too many talented, dedicated individuals out there who either don’t receive the recognition they deserve, or know how to put themselves out there. Here at Emerge, our job is to help you identify what you need to get your business off the ground, and eliminate the stress that comes with it.
With that being said, here’s a list of the hectic stuff that comes along with starting a business:
- Getting a business license
- Financing your business (loans, investors, etc.)
- Hiring an accountant (or a lawyer, or both)
- Obtaining insurance
- Hiring a team (an extra set of hands goes a long way!)
- Branding yourself
See? A lot of stressful stuff on that list. Branding in and of itself is a full-time job. You have to figure out your image, your message, and your target audience. Once that’s taken care of, you’ll need a logo that embodies those three entities. After that, business cards designed with that logo, by the dozens. And last, a website. A website is the final, and as of 2017, one of the most potent necessities every business owner needs. It’s your online presence and acts as your identity to those who aren’t familiar with your service.