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The 10 Most Important Things To Consider Before You Start A Business

Joel Brown (Founder of



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Starting a business for the very first time can be pretty overwhelming. Especially when you know the fact that 8 out of 10 businesses fail.

There are a number of reasons why businesses fail but one of the main culprits is “Bad Planning” and “Unanswered Questions Before Launch”. That’s why it is a great idea to get the main concerns answered so that you can lower the risk of failure and prepare for business success.

A DocStoc speaker who has worked with 100’s of startup entrepreneurs, shares his advice for The Top 10 Questions To Consider When Starting A Business.

This is a straight forward video and I believe it is essential to watch this before launching your first startup.


10 Questions You Need To Answer Before Launching Your Startup

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  1. Harry Prasad

    Mar 14, 2017 at 9:38 am

    Wonderful video and truly motivational … it’s a lesson and must know for startup … Thanks for sharing such great things

  2. karthikala

    Sep 27, 2016 at 10:34 am

    I really appreciate the kind words. Thanks for sharing that valuable information. Its good someone is promoting quality content. Nice explanation about these important things for consider you to start a business.

  3. Disera D

    Dec 22, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    I really enjoy all the valuable information provided on this website. I’m pushing full steam ahead with my Call Center Outsourcing business and I’ve printed and bookmarked a lot of this information for reference.

  4. Soumya Roy

    Nov 29, 2014 at 8:31 am

    These are really great tips and being a recent entrepreneur, I can really relate them to myself and my business.
    Rigorous market and product or service research and existing competition analysis is very much important before starting up any business. Building a great product or offering a really useful service with a strong business model is another crucial part and finally the marketing. I feel the toughest part for a startup is hiring quality resources and retain them.
    Starting up a new business needs tremendous strong nerve, risk taking ability, willingness to learn constantly and patience.
    Thanks for sharing these simple yet very important tips.

  5. Boby

    Nov 25, 2014 at 8:37 am

    Great video. I think having a backup plan after validating the business is super important. I love testing to make sure the product or new business I am launching will actually make money.

  6. Jeremy Shale

    Sep 24, 2014 at 1:22 pm


    The tips are absolutely correct. The 2 most important for me are: “Can I carry it through?” and “Am I sure in my idea?”.

    If I don’t think the idea is at least 80% proof, I don’t get to it. Awesome tips, though! Cheers!

  7. Samuel Brown

    Sep 18, 2014 at 10:30 am

    These are definitely some great tips that you should take into account before starting your own business, but in my opinion the vital advice is to have a “Plan B” in case something goes wrong. For example, one of my friends is about to invest in a man and van business, but he will not go for any loans from banks, friends and so on. He was working in USA for a couple of months and he and his girlfriend will invest only their funds in this enterprise. This is a decision I admire, because in the worst case scenario they will lose only the savings from the summer and then they could start a regular job, but at least they will know they took a shot. There will be no commitments to bank institutions, to friends etc. Anyway, my point was that even if you are really prepared and everything, just leave a small window.

  8. Callum Johnson

    Jul 29, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    I had a simple plan for my business. It has three main steps – believe, be patient, celebrate. Just keep believing. Take risks! Don’t take them when you are not sure. You should become friend with your inner self. Wonderful video for starters. Thanks.

    • kawesa junior

      Aug 9, 2014 at 3:18 pm

      at least you have put some into action thanks

  9. Razwana

    Jul 9, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Joel – the simplicity of this is brilliant, and very relevant. The important thing I considered is – what’s the emotional connection between my service and the customer? If there’s no emotion involved, the marketing will be that more difficult.

  10. Autumn White

    Jul 7, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Great Video!!! It clears a number of doubts that rise before starting any business. Thanks for sharing the video.

  11. Naomi@new start ups

    Jul 4, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Hi Joel,

    I think the best part of the video is the simplicity.

    Not many people can see the light at the end of the overwhelming tunnel of tasks, meetings and to-do-lists.

    He makes the process a lot easier and saves some people a lot of time and money


  12. Edmund

    Jul 4, 2014 at 9:39 am

    These are great questions to consider when I am starting a business. What is the vision for my business is another thing to consider as well. I realized that people buy my “WHY” more than the “WHAT” and “HOW”. It is also the main reason why Apple is such a successful company because they emphasize on why.

  13. Luis V

    Jul 4, 2014 at 3:16 am

    Nice tips. definitely something i will be implementing when I start my soft drink business.

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