Lost student looking for a helping hand

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Hi, my name is Esther and i was currently assighned to perpare a business plan for my accounting class in school. I understand this may be a question you are hardly and perhaps never asked to answer but i no longer know where to turn. And as i came across your site i was filled with joy knowing i had a place to find a good portion of my answers to all my questions. Heres my problem, I was able to choose a business i would like to start and than had to plan out all the expence issues along with what i would need in order to star the business. My family is in the gutter business and my older brother is currently working for a seamless meatal roofing company. The only thing is i dont know where to start. I know i need to first find a location to plant my business and i would also need to buy all the material needed. Only i was wondeing if you could give me a hand in what areas you know i would need a hand in. Some tips that will be helpful in my business plan and some things you can point me in the direction of. I would truley appreciate any time you could give me! Thanks for yor time, Esther
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
Esther, You will need to do all of the normal things requisite to starting a business -- business license, insurances, etc. You need to define your company's Mission and Vision, as well as Values and Beliefs. You should align yourself with one or two suppliers -- product lines you will focus on. You need to define who you are targeting and how you will reach them -- types of advertising, etc. You need to define how you will do business -- who will sell for you? Who will install for you? What are your projections for sales, costs, etc?
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