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How To Create A Successful Business In 12 Steps

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1. Finding the motivation
2. Putting together your entrepreneurial team
3. Selecting the business idea
4. Designing your business model
5. Planning your business
6. Designing the image and corporate identity
7. Getting the money to start
8. It's time to jump into the ring
9. Promoting your business
10. Managing, systematizing processes and delegating work
11. It's time to grow and expand
12. Constant training and beginner mentality first of all
 

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