Have you been working for so long that you just want to be your own boss? If you think you are better off working outside an office, you may want to consider having a business that you can run on your own.
In Japan, not everyone is given an opportunity to put up a business. Aside from the financial aspect, a person who wants to own a business should have more than just money. There are several factors that need to be considered before you can establish one and here are some practical tips that may help you get through with it:
1. What to offer – This is the first step where everything starts. To determine what you really want is an essential factor because it becomes the basis of every step that follows after. A business owner should be able to decide whether to sell a product or offer a service.
2. Whom to offer it to – After thinking about what business to put up, it is now time to consider the beneficiaries of what you’re offering. Is your business for the general public or just for a certain group of people? Is it for the old or young workers? Will you be able to sustain your business with the potential customers you have?
3. How much to spend – This is very essential and always a major factor in any business venture. Coming up with a business idea and strategy is just for free; however, capital is what usually becomes the determining factor whether the idea is feasible or not.
4. Compliance – Having the business idea and capital, the “paper works” then follows. There are certain requirements that need to be met depending on your business location. It is never enough to rent or own an office or a commercial space. Moreover, you must be able to comply with the laws pertaining to establishing a business such as registration and other related documents. Also, the owner of the business must have the legal permission to stay in Japan by securing a proper visa. Only then, the business operation may commence.
Some people think that complying to some of these considerations is already enough in order to get a business running. In fact, there’s still a lot to take care of and only with the help of a business consultant can make it hassle-free. Do you want to know what else is needed? Ask us now. We are here to help!