Starting Up a Small Business

Starting Up a Small Business



Starting up a small business takes courage. It takes the vision to see the world as it could be and the courage to take action in the face of uncertainty. We can reduce that uncertainty!

Let's... start that business!

You may have questions like...

  • What are the legal requirements?
  • How do I register my business?
  • Do I need to worry about sales tax?
  • Where should I locate my small business?
  • What accounting system should I use?

Some questions you might not be asking... yet...

  • Do I need worker's compensation insurance for my team?
  • What are the payroll reporting requirements for the IRS?
  • Should I be worried about intellectual property?
  • Do I need my customers to sign waivers?
  • What accounting system should I use?
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Starting Up a Small Business

There are so many details to handle when you're starting up a small business it's easy to get overwhelmed. It's also easy to miss a critical step that can put some part of your business at risk.

Early on you may be focused on product development and market research. That's an exciting time! It's also understandably easy to move from that development stage selling prototypes to early adopters to the next stage of selling a finished product to your wider target market without implementing the business operations that will enable you to succeed in the long term.

Let's get... Started!

Working with Beyond 50 Percent you'll get the peace of mind of working through the startup process with someone that has been there. Equally important, we'll be partnering with you to work through the process of starting your business from registering with the Secretary of State to facility and location choices through what systems (software or cloud applications... or paper... or chalkboard...) that will work best for you, your team and the culture you want to create.

It's critical when starting up a small business that you do so on sound principles. We use six(6) time-tested principles of business to guide the process providing a solid framework to build on.

  • Vision
  • Planning
  • Communication
  • Value
  • Cash
  • Profit

We'll use the six principles of business to ask the right questions, get the answers, and take step by step action to get your business set up. We'll focus on making the business work for you instead of the other way around.

The Money's not the Problem but the Plan is the Solution!

It's never going to feel like you have enough money to start your business.

If you want to have an impact you'll need a way to match the resources you do have to a practical business plan.

By answering two questions you can gain a clarifying perspective and create authentic boundaries that will set you free to feel confident in your business plan.

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What people are saying…

I worked with Stephen in a pro bono mentoring/coaching team environment (through SAGE Fort Collins). I found his client counsel to be timely, intelligent and focused. I strongly recommend taking advantage of his skills in business growth.

~David B.

“Stephen Krausse’s (Beyond 50 Percent) work has been the ideal guide with the struggles and hardships as I decided to take the entrepreneurial path. His compassionate, open-minded, and personable approach during his sessions has given me confidence throughout the process and yielded immediate benefits.

Since the very first meeting, I’ve received meaningful information and feedback that I could act upon right away—and during my work with Stephen, that stream of meaningful, useful information has remained constant.

In my personal experience, working with Stephen continues to see concrete, constant benefits: I have a better understanding of how to navigate complicated and unpleasant processes from a simpler dynamic and have different tools to resolve the challenges of our industry in less time.”

~Adriana P.

“Steve is wonderful to work with. He is very detail-oriented, well trained in many business aspects (financing, procurement, logistics, marketing), incredibly “street-smart”, and quickly hones-in on whatever is your business current bottleneck, providing sensible, actionable solutions. He, and four other advisors, helped me with my startup about 8 years ago. As I look back, what they did for me is ever-growing in its true dimension. Thank you Steve!”

~Julio Z.

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