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How a business consultant can give your start-up a leg up

Posted by IndustryNet on Thursday, September 21, 2017

100000111businessconsultantsYou have a great product. Your supply chain is strong and you know demand will be solid. You have the basis for a viable small business. You are in good company. According to Forbes, you are one of 28 million small businesses in the United States. But despite everything your business has going for it, you may still be in need of some business consulting services.  

Forbes continues by noting that more employer businesses shut down than start up each month. Of those that remain open, only 7 out of every 10 small businesses remain in business for longer than two years. That number drops to only 5 out of every 10 small business remaining in business by the five-year mark, and approximately 3 out of every 10 last more than 15 years.

Some of this risk can be explained by the economy, and some by changing tastes and fads. But the true measure of success for a small enterprise is a solid business plan.

While you may know everything there is to know about making left-handed widgets and your partner may know everything there is to know about selling left-handed widgets, how much do either of you know about forming a corporation? Have you researched copyright infringement law? Do you understand the differences between balancing bookwork for a business versus running household finances?

Fortunately, IndustryNet, maintains the resources to ensure that your venture is one that succeeds. This article will explore how IndustryNet, through its extensive network of business consulting services, can help you find the right partners to guide you through the legal and administrative challenges of creating your own company so that you can concentrate on manufacturing and selling your product.

For the first step in establishing your business, visit IndustryNet's list of startup business consultants. BlumbergExcelsior is a great place to start before you even open the doors of your new business. Blumberg has a solid reputation for guiding businesses such as yours through copyright problems, corporate structure tailored to your business profile, federal tax identification numbers, and the myriad of other legal issues surrounding the creation of a company.

Copyright issues, in particular, can be difficult to navigate. Copyright laws apply to works of authorship, such as a slogan or a white paper. Violations need not be an exact copy of the original. In other words, if your "perfect slogan" is sufficiently similar to one that has already been registered, you could face fines and penalties for its use. In addition to a highly qualified legal team, Blumberg maintains a cadre of accountants and tax preparers to ensure your bookwork is set up accurately and maintained properly.supplychainglobe

Once all of the legalities are out of the way, IndustryNet maintains a database of startup business consultants for the next phase of your company's development. Ground Floor Partners is an excellent option to help you get your business up and running. Ground Floor provides a number of business launch and pre-launch services such as business plan consulting, pre-feasibility studies, and marketing services.

The Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center is another great choice for your startup. Part of the U.S. Department of Commerce's national Manufacturing Extension Partnership network, IMEC focuses on developing your company's competency in the areas of leadership, strategy, customer engagement, operations, and workforce.

The Small Business Administration shares a wealth of information regarding small business startups. The SBA guides you through registering a name for your business, as well as numerous other services through its network of Small Business Development Centers. These centers are often co-located at major educational institutions, giving them access to current economic and business metrics, policies, and philosophies.

For more information

To delve more deeply into these and other business consultant partners, please visit IndustryNet for additional resources and to connect with business consultants throughout the United States. IndustryNet is your go-to-resource, listing suppliers of 10,000+ products and services. Here, you can zero in on the right partner, message a company directly, connect on social media, and more, all in one place -- and all for free.

IndustryNet can also help steer customers like these to you and help your business grow. Learn more about our marketing solutions.

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