Contrary to what many aspiring entrepreneurs think, writing a business plan isn't the first or most crucial step to start a business. For most people-especially those who have not yet started a business-this is one of the last things you want to do in the start-up and get-off-the-ground phase.
This article is specifically designed for those brave souls who have never started a business, have a burning desire to do so, but don't know where to start. Here are 10 practical, learned from the school of hard knocks, tips that will help you avoid common pitfalls and get started right. (And keep in mind that these are intended for businesses that need little to no start-up capital.)
Before you do anything else, read these four books in order: Cash Flow Quadrant by Robert Kiyosaki, The Art of the Start by Guy Kawasaki, Burn Your Business Plan…