There are a lot of things to consider before you start a small business such as producing a business plan. This will help you to follow a course of actions to help you succeed. Market research is essential for to you build a structured business. Other things to be considered are your start up costs, cash flow requirements and other relevant finances along with where the business will be run from and all of the overheads that this will in tale. Most banks are very helpful in advising on the different courses of actions you should take.