The key stages of business creation?

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The creation of a company is a project that requires preparation, important decisions must be made. To set up a business creation project, it is necessary to proceed in stages but it is not always easy to know how to go about it and where to start.

Le Coin des Entrepreneurs informs you about all the key stages of business creation so that you can learn about the path to follow and have a common thread in your business creation process:

I make my decision and list the actions to be taken

I draw up my business plan

I take stock of possible help

I am working and I complete the financing of the project

I find a place to carry out my activity

I validate the setting up of my business project

I write the draft statutes of the company

I take care of the procedures relating to the contributions

1. I validate my business creation project idea

There are a multitude of project ideas, they can be already existing activities or totally innovative concepts.

When you want to go a little further than the idea stage and plan to launch an activity, you have to precisely define your business model.

Market research often begins at this stage, it allows you to refine your project , learn about potential targets and the competition, and obtain many other information.

We invite you to consult this article for more information on market research: how to carry out market research?

The motivation of a project leader is essential, the degree of investment of the business creator in his project is a determining factor for success.

reflect on your change in circumstances. are you blocked by clauses (non-competition or exclusivity for example)? become aware that you will now be a business manager, a function that is not easy to perform for everyone;

become aware of your change in income. By quitting your job, you risk losing your main income. In addition, the job center allowances that you may receive are temporary and lower than your current salaried income;

and measure the impact of this choice on your family life. Embarking on a creative project will have consequences for your family, you risk spending more time at work, having periods of more intense stress than currently and having less financial means during the start of activity. In addition, the risks that your family incurs must be measured (this depends in particular on the legal form of the company and your matrimonial regime).

This second step is essential, the reflections will allow you to make a measured decision.

2. I learn about business creation and surround myself

Once you have a good project idea and made the decision to create your business, it is advisable to learn about business creation.

Information paths are notably provided by the chambers of commerce and allow:

Finally, it may be appropriate to integrate one or more networks of project leaders, which will allow you to be in contact with other people in the same situation as you, or to find a person on whom you can rely. if necessary (a former business manager, a friend who knows business creation well, etc.). The business creator must know how to surround himself with the right people to move forward properly.

3. I record my decision and list the actions to be taken

When you have decided to create your business, you will have to take your first concrete actions:

if you are in activity, the choices to be made in relation to your employer ( take creation leave , combine the two activities or leave the company),

Then, regarding your project, you have to think about the following points:

The business plan begins first with market research, which is normally complete at this stage.

It is then necessary to work on the forecast, which consists of quantifying your business project to obtain economic and financial visibility.

At this stage, you can also start looking for your future suppliers and service providers (insurer, accountant, lawyer, advertising, telephony, etc.). The proposals obtained by the latter will allow you to refine the forecast.

The other parameters will be adjusted later depending on the choice of the legal form of the company, its tax regime and the social status of the manager.

4. I take stock of business start-up assistance

At the same time as establishing the forecast, you should find out about all the aid you can benefit from within the framework of your project:

several aid schemes are provided for job seekers  : temporary exemption from social charges, maintenance of employment center allowances or payment of part of the remainder of employment center rights in the form of capital,

The chamber of commerce or the management shops can inform you about the existing systems and the conditions for benefiting from them.

5. I work and complete the financing of the business creation project

Depending on the results of your forecast and the aid you can benefit from, you get an initial idea of ​​the funding envelope you will need to launch your project.

It is strongly recommended to provide a larger budget than the calculated financing need

Sometimes, certain projects do not need any financing but there are others (in particular those for which investments are to be made) which require raising funds.


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