Being able to call yourself a business owner is an exciting new beginning, but remember that that’s exactly it: A beginning. There is still much to consider even after you’ve obtained your merchant’s license and registered a name with your state — that is, after you’ve given your license a nice frame!
Whether you are opening a restaurant or cannabis supply store, you need the right kind of insurance that is appropriate for your business. If you sell only glassware, for example, would a food spoilage package be relevant for you? Likely not. Understand the difference between specialty insurance programs and all other kinds of insurance and speak to an agent to help guide you; https://www.thayerinnes.com is a great place to start if you’ve got questions.
If you have a brick and mortar building, use safety precautions to help keep yourself and your employees safe. Some easy ideas include installing bright LED lights outside, attaching a bell to the door and installing security cameras.
The Boy Scouts rule is good advice everywhere. Remember that you’re taking a big risk here and you need to understand your business plan and where you want yours to be in the future. Do what you can to understand the market, your audience and how to reach them as well as making responsible financial decisions.
To succeed as a business owner you need to know what you’re getting yourself into. Be responsible and take care of yourself and employees.