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Starting your own business may be one of the most difficult things you ever do. It requires a lot of money up front and takes a lot of time. Most of the time a business does not even make a profit in the first year. I have had my own business for a while. It was a struggle even keeping it open the first year. There is a lot of expense and fees you must pay when you start a new business. You have a tremendous financial drain on yourself with a new business. Here is some tips I offer to anyone wishing to start their own business.

1. Research the area where you plan to start your business. See if there is any other business like yours. See if the town's population is large enough to support your business.

2. Check with your local and state government offices to see what kind of fees and permits you need.

3. Make sure you have at least enough money on hand to support your business for one year.

4. Make sure you offer products that will turn over very fast for you. Do not over buy.

5. Try to find a building, if you plan to rent, that is cheap on rent.

6. Don't count on your business for income the first year. If it shows a profit the first year, that is great.

7. Make sure you have a very good liability insurance. If someone was to get hurt inside your business, it is definitely worth it, even though it is quite expensive.

8. Make yourself a plan and stick to it. Avoid any purchases you can do without.

9. Price your items where you make 25% or more profit. It takes, at the minimum, 20% to cover the overhead cost.

10. Search for new items. Make sure you keep up with the latest trends to keep your business profitable.

I hope some of these tips will help you out. These are just a few of the things you need to do to have a business that makes money for you. It is very challenging to start-up your own business, but once you get it going and the profits start rolling in it is great.