Why Now Is The Best Time To Start Your Business Zoocamp 20090523

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  • 1. 5 REASONS WHY NOW IS THE BEST TIME TO START YOUR OWN BUSINESS AND THE 5 STEPS TO TAKE IN ORDER TO REALLY DO THIS WWW.FRESHCOMMERCE.BE - ZOOCAMP 23/05/2009
  • 2. REASON 1/5: PERFECT ECONOMIC CLIMATE LET’S FACE IT: IT’S NOT GOING THAT WELL COMPANIES STOP INVESTING YOU MIGHT GET FIRED DO WE NEED MORE NEW COMPANIES? YOU HAVE THE ADVANTAGE CROSSROADS OF EXPERIENCE / OPEN MIND PROBABLY KNOW MORE THAN YOUR BOSS YOU’RE READING THIS 2 KINDS OF COMPANIES: THE QUICK AND THE DEAD
  • 3. REASON 2/5: YOU’RE READY FOR IT STARTING FOR YOURSELF IS ABOUT RISK IF I FAIL, WILL I BE ABLE TO GET A JOB AFTERWARDS? 99% OF PEOPLE CONVINCED THEY ARE INCABABLE OF ACHIEVING GREAT THINGS GOLDEN HANDCUFFS MANAGE THE RISK DON’T BE SILLY: THERE’S ALWAYS McDONALDS BEAT THE (FAKE) ODDS NO RETURN WITHOUT INVESTMENT: SACRIFICE HISTORY PROVES: BEING SUCCESFUL IS NOT ABOUT BRAINS OR EDUCATION, IT’S ABOUT HARD WORK (AND A BIT OF LUCK)
  • 4. REASON 3/5: NEVER BEEN EASIER LOOK AROUND YOU FIND THE EXPERT FIND THE BUSINESSPERSON PITCH, PITCH, PITCH THE STUFF IS OUT THERE ARTICLES / FORUMS / VIDEO’S / SLIDESHOWS WEALTH OF TOOLS / SERVICES / SOFTWARE ONLINE PRODUCT SOURCING / BUSINESS MODELS / … HISTORY PROVES: BEING SUCCESFUL IS NOT ABOUT BRAINS OR EDUCATION, IT’S ABOUT HARD WORK (AND A BIT OF LUCK)
  • 5. REASON 4/5: THEY’RE THROWING IT AT YOU MONEY HTTP://WWW.PMVLAANDEREN.BE HTTP://WWW.VLAANDEREN.BE/SUBSIDIEDATABANK HTTP://WWW.ENTERPRIZE.BE, HTTP://WWW.BIZIDEE.BE HELP (& MONEY) HTTP://WWW.VLAO.BE/, HTTP://WWW.STARTYOURBUSINESS.BE HTTP://WWW.IBBT.BE HTTP://WWW.SEEDCAMP.COM DON’T FORGET THE 3F
  • 6. REASON 5/5 YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE.
  • 7. THE 5 STEPS TO TAKE IN ORDER TO REALLY DO THIS 4
  • 8. STEP 1/5: A (WO)MAN WITH A PLAN CRYSTALLIZE YOUR IDEA HTTP://WWW.SEQUOIACAP.COM/IDEAS/ http://i5.be/o3 NOBODY HAS ALL THE ANSWERS KEY POINTS ARE YOU SOLVING A PROBLEM WILL PEOPLE PAY FOR IT BE THE BEST: SOMEONE ELSE IS DOING THE SAME THING THE MORE AMBITIOUS THE TARGET, THE LESS COMPETITION THERE IS FOR IT
  • 9. STEP 2/5: FIND AN ACCOUNTANT I’M NOT KIDDING. FIND ONE AND HE’D BETTER BE GOOD. THEN TALK TO HIM AND ASK DIFFICULT QUESTIONS source: photoshoppix.com
  • 10. STEP 3/5: PRAKTISCH ZELFSTANDIGE 1. PROFESSIONELE BANKREKENING OPENEN (GRATIS) 2. GA NAAR KBO VOOR - ONDERNEMINGSNUMMER (75 EURO) - AANSLUITEN SOCIALE ZEKERHEID (BASIS KWARTAALBIJDRAGE € 644) - ACTIVEREN BTW-NR 3. ZIEKTEFONDS VERWITTIGEN VENNOOTSCHAP 1. FINANCIEEL PLAN (ZELF DOEN: € 0, BOEKDHOUDER: € 500) 2. VENNOOTSCHAPSVORM BEPALEN: AANSPRAKELIJKHEID 3. OPRICHTEN VENNOOTSCHAP (€ 750 - € 1000: BIJ NOTARIS INDIEN NODIG, ANDERS € 250 ZELF PUBLICEREN) 4. ALLE STAPPEN VAN ZELFSTANDIGE + AANSLUITEN VENNOOTSCHAP
  • 11. STEP 4/5: SOME TIPS STEAL CUSTOMERS AWAY FROM YOUR CURRENT EMPLOYER AND LEAVE FIND A COMPANY TO BECOME PARTNER IN IT’S NOT ABOUT RECOGNITION, IT’S ABOUT MONEY READ INFLUENCE BY ROBERT CIALDINI READ ATLAS SHRUGGED BY AYN RAND TRY TO FOCUS. IT’S HARD BUT OH SO NECESSARY COME TALK TO US IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS
  • 12. THANK YOU FOLLOW ME ON: TWITTER.COM/THOMASVDC (RAMBLINGS OF A STARTING ENTREPRENEUR) TWITTER.COM/FRESHCOMMERCE (INTERNET MARKETING & ECOMMERCE TIPS) FRESHCOMMERCE www.bagazoo.com www.stappato.be www.handtasfashion.nl www.chocolateque.com www.freshcommerce.be