What is Think Start Build?
We have all heard some of the scary-sounding statistics about small businesses – fewer than half of all startups are still in operation five years after they open. The United States Census Bureau states that closer to 25% of startup companies are still in operation after 10 years in business. That doesn’t sound like the best of odds for a small company at its beginning, nor for a struggling small business. Have you ever wondered why some small businesses seem to flourish, and others crash and burn?
Think Start Build was started to address that exact issue. Our founder and CEO, Nina Manalastas, grew up watching her favorite local businesses close, and she hated it. After graduated high school early, Nina decided to pursue Small Business and Entrepreneurship, earning her Bachelors while working in sales and event marketing.Upon her graduation from college, she discovered her passion for business-building while working for a small company that focused on helping small businesses succeed. This sparked Nina’s idea to start her own company that addresses the needs of small businesses, including administrative work, bookkeeping, website development, online presence and social media marketing, and offline marketing. Thus, Think Start Build began!
With Nina’s background in small business operation and management, and her many certificates in social media, web development, business consulting, business development, and programs like Windows and Microsoft, she was aware of the challenges of starting a small business, as well as the most efficient and successful ways to help other businesses grow and progress using these tools.
We have many options for services that address the personal needs of each business we work with. For businesses in need of more effective marketing, or who would like to update or improve their social media, we offer a comprehensive social media package for business owners to choose from. We can effectively manage Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and many other social media platforms depending on the needs of the business. We can create polls, giveaways, contests, and original content like blog posts for your business as part of social media
For many new businesses, bookkeeping is one of the more difficult aspects of operating smoothly and efficiently. For this reason, we offer bookkeeping services to business owners, including processing invoices, receipts, payments, and other financial transactions, processing and maintaining your payroll system, preparing initial financial statements, reconciling accounts and preparing reconciliation reports, and managing your accounts receivable and accounts payable. If all of that sounds overwhelming and confusing, don’t worry. That’s what we’re here for!
For established businesses that realize they could use a little extra help, we are also happy to provide our services! We have extensive experience taking care of messy books, fixing underperforming social media, marketing to further audiences, and lead generation.
Do you have a business idea you don’t know what to do with?
Have you done a little research on how to begin, but feel stuck?
Are you trying to find resources to help you with this long and arduous process?
When beginning a new business, a lot of effort must go into the idea and the plan. Abraham Lincoln said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” It is absolutely necessary to be prepared when pursuing something as monumental as starting a business. It might seem easy and exciting at first, and then you might realize how much work it is. Hard work is the reality of the small business, and we at Think Start Build understand that fact intimately, being a small business ourselves. Because of that, we understand what it takes to be prepared for the endeavor of beginning, and we can help you create the foundation of a successful and efficient business based on what you envision your results to be. Then, you can…
Once the foundation is set, you can finally begin! There are so many things to keep track of as a business owner, including costs and other financial information, customers and clients, logistics like office space/retail space or storage for online merchants, advertising and marketing, employees, leads and prospective clients, and many other small details that contribute to the operation of each business, regardless of whether there are two employees or 2000. We can help you establish your business after you open your (literal or figurative) doors to your customers. We can help you market your product or service and reach audiences you weren’t even aware of. Lifting your business at its beginning is vital to its success moving forward.
Now that you have your idea and your foundation, you can expand your business to wider audiences, update your content, and flourish! We can help you identify what areas need some work, and how to best buffer those areas to boost your success in your business. We look forward to helping you make your dreams (and profits) bigger and better!
We know each business has unique needs for operation, management, advertisement, and online presence, so we personalize the plan for each separate business in collaboration with the owners and their vision for their business. In order for your business to be part of the 25% that remains in operation after 10 years, we want to do everything we can to help you succeed, feel on top of your work, and tsya enthusiastic through the process of growth and development. Are you ready to Think Start Build?
Thanks so much for reading, and we look forward to helping you with your business needs! Please like our Facebook page and follow our Instagram (@think.start.build) to get business-related motivation, updates, useful business-building information, and to get to know us!