It is true that when we think of starting a business, doing our own thing or being your own boss, we have more questions than answers. So, make sure you ask yourself the right questions to get you on track. Here are the 6 questions you should have the answer for, before you go on this amazing adventure!
When you want to show someone you really love them, you:
Make them your priority
Show how much you care about them
Give them your time and dedication
Similarly, if you care about your business, you can use the exact same principles. But how?
What does that really mean about yourself?
Let’s start from the beginning: How do you want to come across? From the way you choose to dress, have your haircut, talk or even walk into a room you are conveying a message and causing an impression at all times. Always. What type of message do you want to convey?
Starting and running a business is an incredible journey! Here are 10 things I wish I knew (or I wish someone had told me) before starting my business
- Don’t underestimate your idea! Discussing your business idea with friends or family can be your first wrong step in the search of your dreams. I remember hearing a very financially successful person who worked developing start-up businesses telling me he had given up explaining to his dad what he did for a living. People might not get it… If you believe in your idea and you know it has a market and potential to work, give it a try. There is always space for one more café, one more wedding photographer, one more graphic designing business. This is not the issue. The issue is: how do you start? You will read loads of entrepreneurial articles saying, just do it! Just do it today! But the truth is, you need to know what you will offer at what price, where, when and most importantly: how.
Don’t get me wrong, business plans and other business related template documents have helped loads of people put their business ideas together. It is probably a great start! But the good old template with generalised statements about the business and unrealistic financial projections has come under the radar as an unreliable source of information. Even Australian governmental departments have become skeptical about such documents, giving little weight to the content provided in template based documents, deliberately asking business owners not to use them.