How to use this site

This website has been split into 4 sections depending on where you are in the process of starting your business:

1. Getting Ideas provides inspiration for people who want to own a business in Japan but don't know where to start
2. Making a Game Plan gives advice on making a business dream into a reality
3. Putting Your Plan into Action talks about how to get a business off the ground
4. Staying Successful provides information on how to make a business sustainable



Getting Ideas

Want to start your own business in Japan but short on ideas? You can read our Why Japan? page to get a better idea of customs and trends in the land of the rising sun.

Already have an idea but don’t know if it will work? If you need a second opinion you can run your idea by us using our Free Call Back Service.


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Making a Game Plan

So you've got an idea but don’t know what to do next?

To turn your dream into reality you will need to have a tangible plan—this means deciding where you want to be and how you will get there. Our Planning page gives you a checklist of everything you need to do to move one step closer to your goal.


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Putting your Plan into Action

Now you've got your business plan, it's time to draft a schedule and set it in motion.

In the words of Benjamin Franklin, "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail"—the more prepared you are, the easier it is to avoid problems or failing further down the line. Check our Launching page for information on how to prepare the right way.


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Staying Successful

Congratulations, you've successfully launched your business!

The first three years after launching are said to be the hardest and many businesses unfortunately don't make it passed this point. You can refer to our Keeping Up Your Success page for some great tips on how to keep your business sustainable.

All the best of luck to you and your business!