How do i start my own business in Photo restoration?
i dont have any business experience so tell me what to do right from beginning to end? Do i just need a liscense or do i need to be certified?
- imisidroLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Starting a small business takes a lot of courage. But, as they say, courage does not pay the bills. To be successful – to stay in business – you need more than courage. You need a combination of hard work, skill, perseverance, and lots of luck.
Some things you need to consider:
- "How can I support my family while I build up by business?"
- "What are my abilities?"
- "Is there a market for the product or service I have chosen?"
- "How long will it take this business to reach the financial goal I have?"
- "Who will be my customers? How do I reach them"
Here are six basic steps to launch a new business successfully:
1. Provide a benefit.
2. Determine the fit with your market.
3. Right timing is everything
4. Be ready to support your business
5. Develop a blueprint for success - business plan
6. Market, market, market
I recommend that you read the following books:
- What No One Ever Tells You About Starting Your Own Business : Real Life Start-Up Advice from 101 Successful Entrepreneurs
- Starting From Scratch: How To Start A Business When You Don't Have Money
- If You're Clueless About Starting Your Own Business and Want to Know More
- On the Move : How to Succeed and Survive As an Entrepreneur
- How to Make 1000 Mistakes in Business and Still Succeed
Here are resources for your photo restoration business
Wilhelm Research Institute http://www.wilhelm-research.com/
Retouch Pro forum http://www.retouchpro.com/ (where others in the photo restoration business converge)
If you need guidance in starting a business, there are several places that provides help to starting entrepreneurs. Here are places where you may be able to find a mentor:
- Government Mentoring Programs such as SBDCs, which works with community colleges and local business development councils to offer mentoring programs http://www.sba.gov/sbdc/sbdcnear.html ; or the Women's Network for Entrepreneurial Training http://www.sba.gov/womeninbusiness/wnet_roundtable...
- Volunteer programs such as SCORE http://www.score.org/ which is composed of mostly retired executives and entrepreneurs
- Formal mentoring programs such as Athena Foundation http://www.athenafoundation.org/programs/globallin... , Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program http://www.helzbergmentoring.org/HEMP/ , or The Aspen Institute MicroMentor Program http://www.micromentor.org/
- Professional organizations such as the National Women’s Business Council http://www.nwbc.gov/Mentoring/programs.html
- Industry and trade associations
- Local business groups, such as the chamber of commerce
- Local chapters of business groupsSource(s): "How to Start a New Business Successfully" http://www.powerhomebiz.com/vol51/launch.htm
- Anonymous5 years ago
I think it's a good idea for a small-scale home business. Depending on where you live and your marketing skills, it could develop into full-time work. However, something like this is all about the marketing. You should also plan to print the restored photos and even have matting capability.