The best way to launch a new business is to begin with a business plan. The Internet has many websites that offer templates to setting one up. It seems like a complicated task, but it doesn’t have to be. It is a beneficial process that begins with answering multiple detailed questions on basic startup issues. The nine main topic categories should be: business concept, personal resources and objectives, product or service, market description, sales and marketing, operation organization and costs, business development, budgets and financing.