It is essential that you get things right from the start, as you cannot always correct your initial mistakes at a later time.
My recommendation is that you build your business like the Pyramids in Egypt, on a very solid base so it will stand for many years.
Here are my 10 rules of construction:
1 Make sure your idea has a positive, clearly defined place in the market.
2 Decide why you will be better, or different, than others.
3 Clearly identify your target audience.
4 Decide how you will sell, market, and promote your business.
5 Will you offer something that will benefit your customers business?
6 Make sure you can provide on-going quality service and support.
7 Guarantee constant supply of goods of the highest quality.
8 Plan your financial business structure and taxes with a CPA.
9 Have your terms and conditions of trading drawn up by a lawyer.
10 Make sure you have sufficient money to start the business and enough to keep it going.
I believe that if you can tick off these 10 points, then you are on the right road to success.