55 Best ChatGPT Prompts for Starting a Business

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One of the hardest parts of starting a business is making and executing a plan. ChatGPT can help you to brainstorm and surface the insights you need to accelerate your plans. Here we present 55 prompt ideas to get you started.

ChatGPT is here to stay. With over 80% of Fortune 500 companies adopting the chatbot and 100 million weekly active users, businesses of all sizes are experimenting with large language models (LLMs) to improve their workflows. You can even use ChatGPT for help when starting a business.

In this article, we will look at 55 of the best ChatGPT prompts for starting a business. These include basic prompts that can help streamline everything from conducting market research and creating customer personas to accelerating content creation and laying the groundwork for a basic marketing plan.

For the best results from these prompts, we recommend entering as much context as possible where possible, providing details about your business, your core value proposition, the nature of your product or service, and your target audience. We also recommend double-checking the factual information of each output.

The Best ChatGPT Prompts for Starting a Business

1. Market Research

  1. Tell me the top 5 competitors in [INSERT INDUSTRY]
  2. What differentiates the top 5 competitors in [INSERT INDUSTRY]
  3. What are the pros and cons of [INSERT COMPETITOR SERVICE] in [INSERT INDUSTRY]
  4. Help me to find a gap in the market in [INSERT INDUSTRY]
  5. Compare the pricing models of the top 5 competitors in [INSERT INDUSTRY]
  6. Create three customer personas in [INSERT INDUSTRY] who’d buy [INSERT PRODUCT/SERVICE]
  7. Estimate the market size for [INSERT PRODUCT] in [INSERT REGION]
  8. What are the best marketing channels for my brand to reach [INSERT TARGET AUDIENCE] in [INSERT INDUSTRY]
  9. Conduct a SWOT analysis for my business’ webpage [INSERT TEXT]
  10. Help me identify my brand’s value proposition [INSERT PRODUCT/SERVICE/INDUSTRY]
  11. Give me a summary of 5 industry trends that might affect my ability to sell [INSERT PRODUCT] in [INSERT INDUSTRY]
  12. List the top 5 books on market research for entrepreneurs
  13. How could I improve [INSERT PRODUCT/SERVICE] to increase sales among [TARGET AUDIENCE]?
  14. Tell me how I could upscale [INSERT PRODUCT/SERVICE] to serve more customers
  15. Give me three features I could add to [INSERT PRODUCT] in [INSERT INDUSTRY] for [TARGET AUDIENCE]

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2. Content Creation and Keyword Research

  1. Give me 10 blog post ideas I can use for a blog on [INSERT TOPIC]
  2. Create a content calendar for the next three months covering [INSERT TOPICS]
  3. Generate five engaging headlines I can use for a blog post on [INSERT TOPIC]
  4. List trending topics I could write a blog on in [INSERT INDUSTRY]
  5. Tell me what tools I can use to automate and/or improve my content creation process
  6. Write me a meta description for an article on [INSERT TOPIC]
  7. Give me a list of SEO keywords I can use for a blog on [INSERT TOPIC]
  8. Create a blog post template I can use for future articles
  9. Produce an image I can use as the header for a blog post on [INSERT TOPIC]
  10. Give me a list of keywords I can use that are relevant to my website [ENTER URL]
  11. List SEO keywords pertinent to [INSERT TOPIC]
  12. Suggest some long-tail keywords for an article on [INSERT TOPIC]
  13. Optimize the following text for SEO with the keyword [INSERT KEYWORD]
  14. Tell me some SEO best practices I can use to improve my content’s ranking
  15. Proofread the following text for spelling and grammar errors [INSERT TEXT]

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3. Marketing

  1. Give me a list of five tools I can use to automate or improve my marketing
  2. Write me an outreach email I can use to promote my service, a [INSERT PRODUCT/SERVICE] marketed to [INSERT TARGET RECIPIENT/CUSTOMER PERSONA]
  3. Write me a Tweet I can use to announce the launch of [INSERT PRODUCT/SERVICE/COMPANY]
  4. Provide me with a list of 10 ideas for a social media post on [INSERT PLATFORM] about [INSERT TOPIC]
  5. Write me a double-line space LinkedIn post on [INSERT TOPIC]
  6. Create a bio I can use to promote [INSERT BUSINESS/PRODUCT/SERVICE] on [INSERT SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM]
  7. Give me a list of the top 5 books on marketing for entrepreneurs
  8. Give me a script I can use for a YouTube video on [INSERT TOPIC]
  9. What are the 5 best books on social selling and social media marketing?
  10. Give me a template I can use to write a Twitter/X post?
  11. Create a pitch presentation I can use to promote [INSERT PRODUCT/SERVICE] for [INSERT TARGET AUDIENCE]
  12. Generate a logo I can use to represent my business, [INSERT NAME, selling [INSERT PRODUCT/SERVICE], for [TARGET AUDIENCE]
  13. Create me an image I can use to illustrate a slide on [INSERT TOPIC/TREND/DATA POINT] in a PowerPoint presentation for [TARGET AUDIENCE]
  14. Draft me copy for a landing page promoting [INSERT PRODUCT/SERVICE/BUSINESS] for [INSERT TARGET AUDIENCE]
  15. Write a caption for a YouTube video on [INSERT TOPIC]

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Miscellaneous

  1. Write me a 30-second elevator pitch for [INSERT BUSINESS/TOPIC/PRODUCT/SERVICE]
  2. Help me create a value proposition for [INSERT PRODUCT/SERVICE] in [INSERT INDUSTRY] for [INSERT TARGET AUDIENCE]
  3. Give me a list of the 10 best books on how to start a business?
  4. Provide me with some general tips on how I can cut costs when running my business.
  5. Give me a list of five tools that can help me to manage my business selling [INSERT PRODUCT/SERVICE] in [INSERT INDUSTRY]
  6. What are five mistakes that most entrepreneurs make when starting a business?
  7. Run an audit of my current business model consisting of [INSERT PRODUCT/SERVICE] in [INSERT INDUSTRY] and give me a list of pros and cons, and highlight areas for improvement
  8. What are some cybersecurity best practices and tools I can use to protect my data?
  9. Show me how to create a basic invoice template in Excel
  10. How could I address this customer feedback [INSERT REVIEW/COMMENT]?

Writing a Good Prompt

The key to writing a good prompt is to provide as much context as possible. So, if you’re looking to write prompts that help you start a business, then you need to provide as much information about your industry, product/service, and target audience as possible so that ChatGPT can provide you with more detailed information.

Also, don’t be afraid to add follow-up comments/prompts to get ChatGPT to expand on the output so that you can get a better end result.

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OpenAI has also released a brief guide on prompt engineering, which offers some straightforward tips you can use to enhance your success when using ChatGPT. These include:

  • Writing clear instructions
  • Providing reference text
  • Splitting complex tasks into simpler subtasks
  • Giving the model time to “think”
  • Feeding it outputs of other tools (a text retrieval system or a code execution engine)
  • Evaluate model outputs

Things to Watch Out For

If you plan to use ChatGPT to help you start your business, then you need to be mindful that it is prone to hallucinating facts and figures. LLM-powered chatbots have a tendency to share verifiably false information with 100% confidence, so it’s important to fact-check all outputs before you use them to guide your decision-making.

Likewise, at the time of writing, ChatGPT only has knowledge of events up to April 2023, so you’ll only be able to draw insights on news, current events, markets, and industry trends up to that point.

In this sense, tools like ChatGPT are best used as a force multiplier for your workflows rather than as a tool for complete automation.

The Bottom Line

One of the hardest parts of starting a business is making and executing a plan. ChatGPT can help you to brainstorm and surface the insights you need to accelerate your plans while giving you the ability to automate basic processes with supervision, so that you can hit the ground running and gain traction with your target audience.

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Tim Keary

Tim Keary is a freelance technology writer and reporter covering AI, cybersecurity, and enterprise technology. Before joining Techopedia full-time in 2023, his work appeared on VentureBeat, Forbes Advisor, and other notable technology platforms, where he covered the latest trends and innovations in technology. He holds a Master’s degree in History from the University of Kent, where he learned of the value of breaking complex topics down into simple concepts. Outside of writing and conducting interviews, Tim produces music and trains in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).