Starting a business is all about having an idea and it can be practically anything; from uncommon and strange ideas, to more commercially logical ones, to even repeated ideas. A business can flourish from any sort of idea you have and the key to success is how you manage to make it work, instead of just asking yourself: "What to know about managing a business?"
First it is important to study and get to know your market. Who is it directed to? Where are your customers? If you find potential customers ask them if they would buy your product or service, ask them how much would they pay for them and what are they looking for when they purchase that product or service. This will give you a grasp of the plan you should follow to establish a profitable business.
Once you start you will have to be aware of your internal and external management. At first you have to make sure the information you are retrieving from your business is properly named and stored, from numbers, prices, stock etc. Allocate tasks that are essential to have your business running and evaluate constantly their performance. Ask yourself: is it necessary to have two people doing this job? Do I need to allocate a task that has been well taken care of? New roles can emerge quickly while others might transform into a different kind of role when trying to optimize procedures. Make sure your areas work efficiently as a team and try to keep conflict under control, which can be a very common issue in an office.
External managing involves having your tax and legal duties up to date. It is important to have your paperwork correctly issued in order to keep things running avoiding holdbacks and delays.
Get a hold of the authority by knowing well your team, their capacities, and responsibilities. If possible offer constant training for your employees and for yourself in order to enhance abilities and skills that will ensure a constant evolution and growth for your business.