When you want to start a business, there are certain things to bear in mind. The factors to consider are:
Firstly, you have to think of what you are passionate about. If you do not have the amount of Monies that you need
to start it, and it’s not something you can start small, then think of something close to the line of business and
start, then you can gradually save up monies to do what you want to do. For instance, if you want to open a car
stand, and you do not have enough monies to set up the business, the best way to start is to look for individuals
who want to sell their cars, buy from them and resell. Now you might not want to start that way, so an alternative
is for you to start a motor parts business since that is the closest to car business.
Secondly, do a survey on the location where you want to set up the business to see if that kind of business would
strive there. They are so many things to consider when choosing a location. One of them is the road, the road is an
important factor to consider when choosing a location, nobody wants to drive into a bad road just to buy
something, unless there’s no other place where they can get it. People would prefer to drive 50km on a good road
than drive 20km on a bad road.
Thirdly, if the kind of business that you want to do is the type that requires constant Power supply, make sure that
the area where you want to set it have steady power supply or else think about it again. I do not encourage people
to start a business which requires steady power supply with a generator. Because PMS is not cheap and you can
actually be running at a lost. Unless you are very sure that you can meet up. Someone once asked me the right
business to do with N200, 000 ( two hundred thousand naira). The amount of money you have to start up a
business sometimes would determine the type of business to do. Someone who has N100,000 cannot think of
starting a car business neither would he think of setting up a factory. If you have a little amount of money saved for
a business, you should think about smaller businesses. You can’t just go into business because people are doing it.
Or because you are bored and so you need something to keep you busy. Not like it’s wrong, but if you are doing it
for profit, then it has to be with the right mindset and the right reasons. You need to do a business that you are
passionate about. You can’t just jump into a business because Mr A is doing it and he is making so much monies
from it. You have to find out the reasons behind his success. Every successful business man has a secret behind
that success. Some businesses needs steady investment for it to grow. Take Grocery business for instance, for you
to enjoy the business, you have to keep putting monies into it. Everyday companies produce different edible goods
and you have to buy them for your customers. So for that kind of business to thrive, you have to keep investing
most especially at the beginning stage. Then gradually you can start spending, but you have to be very careful not
to spend more than your income. Grocery business can be very deceptive, so if you are not a very careful person,
you will run down the business in no time.