The creation of a business , and in particular a small business, presupposes the existence of an idea to be exploited.
This new adventure must first begin with the choice of the appropriate legal form and, subsequently, the completion of the formalities for setting up a business . The creative process takes place according to steps to be carried out in a specific order.
Step 1: How to find an idea to develop?
His current activity : you can develop an activity that is in line with his current job . This technique is widely used, since it assumes that the entrepreneur already knows his future activity.
Please note : if the employee is under a non-competition clause after leaving the company, he must wisely choose an activity that will not be detrimental to him vis-à-vis his former employer.
Step 2: Test your business idea
Indeed, testing the reliability of your project is essential before launching. Concretely, this means putting yourself in the shoes of an investor and asking yourself, as honestly as possible, the same questions as him, such as:.
In the event that this project only encounters favorable answers to the above questions, the next step for this small business would be to conduct market research .
Step 3: Do market research
This phase is essential since it allows to define the bases of the project , in particular its feasibility. Indeed, it is during this stage that the entrepreneur defines the strengths and weaknesses of his project.
Not only does it set the assumptions on the idea of creation , but in addition, it previews its turnover. To tell the truth, he projects himself in the realization of his idea.
Register the small business : registration is done with the competent CFE and will allow it to appear on the official registers corresponding to its activity (RCS, RM, RNE, special directory for commercial agents, specific directory for liberal professions).
Which sectors for a small business?
The first step is to find the idea to develop . And there is no shortage of business start-up ideas, even on a low budget. However, it is necessary to make a judicious choice according to the sector envisaged.
The food sector
In recent years, the food sector has experienced a certain boom, especially with the advent of convenience stores . In addition to supermarkets and convenience stores, shops selling healthier and eco-responsible products are enjoying real enthusiasm.
The real estate sector
In France, there are more than 25,000 self-employed workers in the property sector. Most are real estate agents. This activity of independent, formerly marginalized, is adopted by many professionals including real estate agencies. They can indeed exercise as commercial real estate agent under the status of auto-entrepreneur or independent real estate agent .
Services to individuals
Apart from the traditional personal service companies , new forms of activity are changing the aspect of the field. Possible activities include photography studios , 3D printing centers , smartphone repair shops, dog training centers, etc.
It is also possible to create a small business specializing in the field of leisure for individuals. This is the case of the creation of activities revolving around the world of park games or escape games for older people.
What type of business to create?
The person who wishes to start his activity can choose between several legal statuses. To make this choice, it is necessary to analyze the different statuses, their properties, advantages and disadvantages. There is thus the SAS, the EURL, the EI, the EIRL, the auto-entreprise, the SNC and the SA.
How to start a business without money?
To create a business without money, it is necessary to establish a precise and efficient business plan reflecting the strengths of the project. Indeed, it is thanks to him that it is possible to obtain financing from investors and in particular to benefit from aid for creation as well as external or bank financing.
Which status to choose for a small business?
Depending on the choices and desires of the person who launches his activity, the most suitable status varies. Indeed, to choose the best possible status, it is imperative to take into account several criteria such as the type of activity, the sector, the responsibility, the social sustainability of the company…