Business Startup Kit
designed by Mary, a UX designer
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My name is Mary and I am a UX designer. I am committed to helping skilled workers start a business so they can become financially-independent. To help them do this, I designed the Business Startup Kit. The kit has everything you need to begin your new business venture. I tested the kit on a sample business and made a few hundred dollars in less than a month, so I know it works.
The Startup Kit includes:
A) Niche Business Model. You will use your imagination, observations, and do online research to decide what your niche business model will be. You will also learn how to protect the design of your startup from potential competitors.
B) Products or Services. You will write down each product or service you plan to offer.
C) Target Markets. You will use a "buyer persona" to create an imaginary ideal customer.
D) Marketing Plans. Your goal is to create a marketing system to brings in your first sale.
E) Startup Plan. A step-by-step plan to "test the business" without investing a lot of money in the launch stage. You will choose a domain name and a business name.
F) Cost Plan. A plan to determine how much money you will need to start, where you will get this money, the prices you will sell your products or services for, and how much profit you could potentially make.
G) Employee Hiring Plan. A plan to determine what workers, if any, you will need to start the business, how much you would pay your workers, and a basic job description for each one. This is important to do at the beginning because worker shortages can cause your business to fail. The plan will include freelance professionals that you may want to hire on a contract basis.
H) Home Office. Where your home office will be and what it will contain.
I) Problem-solving and Decision-making. How to solve problems and make decisions quickly and for the benefit of the startup.
J) Making a Logo, Banner, and Website Header. You will learn how to use the free online images available from Pexels or Pixabay to create a logo, banner, and website header using the free services of Canva.
K) Business Website. Step-by-step instructions on how to set up a simple e-commerce website using the free services of Google Sites. The only cost is less than $20 a year for your annual domain registration with Google Domains.
L) Stripe Account. Step-by-step instructions on how to open a free online account with Stripe and use this service for accepting payments for individual sales of your products or services. It is very easy to use and the portion Stripe takes is a reasonable amount. Plus, you get paid within ten days of the sale. You can also choose to use Shoprocket for a Shopping Cart of sales of multiple products.
M) Online Forms. You will learn how to create an online form using Jotform and put a link to the form on your website. These forms can be used for: Order Forms, Registration, Quote Requests, and more.
N) Interac eTransfers. You will learn how to accept a payment for your service using Interac eTransfers (Canada only).
O) Client Communications. You will learn how to arrange business with clients using texting or email.
P) Checklist. You will use a checklist of things to do, like getting permits, insurance, and licenses that you may need to have to make your startup an official business. This will be done after you have tested the business.
Q) Resource Links. A list of website links you will need to start your new business.
The price of the Startup Kit is $35 CAD (approx $26 US). Fee is non-refundable.
HOW TO GET YOUR KIT
Click the link below and pay for the Startup Kit. After your payment is processed, you will be directed to a secure webpage where you can read (or print portions of) the kit. Be sure to bookmark this page. You will also need a notebook or pad of paper for making your plans.