Now is the perfect time to make the decision to becoming an entrepreneur.
So you want to own your own business?
Congratulations! There are few things more gratifying and empowering than building something from scratch that could change the world you live in and get you closer to your financial dreams.
Whether you’re sick of the soul-sucking rat race that is the Corporate world, you have an exciting product or service to offer that could be the next best thing to sliced bread, or you’ve been told a hundred times that you would make a great entrepreneur, there’s just no good reason to settle for a job you hate and an uncertain financial future in this day and age.
The hardest step to starting a business is always the first.
If you are looking for the perfect recipe for starting a new business, just know it’s not something you can learn by reading books, getting a brain dump for a mentor, or creating a solid business plan, though these things are all valuable, and I certainly encourage you to do them.
While you’ll learn the most by doing and making mistakes along the way, let me offer a few suggestions that will help you get started on the right foot.
1. Follow Your Passion when starting a business.
You have heard the saying ‘if you do what you love, you’ll never work another day in your life’.
Your business venture must be something you are passionate about, because you’ll be spending most of your waking hours doing that. Entrepreneurship isn’t like clocking into a job or even working a few extra hours here and there by trading your time for wages.
It’s something that you’ll be living and breathing and probably obsessing over when you can’t sleep late at night, so it should be something that you are just crazy about.
Besides, when you’re passionate about something, your enthusiasm is contagious. And that’s how you’ll excel at things like sales, negotiations, acquiring partners, etc. Another way to think about this concept is to “define your why,” or to “define what drives you”.
2. Be One With Your Brand.
Your brand says everything about you and your business, so it should be clearly defined and then consistently applied across everything you do.
Your brand not only encompasses your logo, messaging, fonts and color palette, but also your mission statement, values, quality and approach to customer service.
Brand consistency will serve to build trust with your customers, prospects, establish credibility, and how you stand out from your competitors.
3. Get Over Your Fear of starting a business.
Making a big change in your life and the way you earn money is scary and risky.
What if it doesn’t pay off?
Are you scared of rejection?
Are you scared of losing your investment?
Even if you do stumble, dust yourself off, make necessary adjustments, get up and try again.
Are you afraid of failure? You’re bound to have some failures along the way. Prepare for them the best you can, and focus on rebounding quickly.
Oftentimes, we get so wrapped up in imagining the worst possible out come and convincing ourselves that the worst will happen, but in reality, the worst-case scenario very rarely happens.
4. Establish Your Support System.
Even if you’re starting off on your own as a single business owner, you should never be working in a closet when it comes to running a business.
At the very least, you’ll need an accountant or financial advisor, an attorney, a mentor to bounce ideas off, and family and friends who believe in and support you.
Ask successful people you know for mentor recommendations.
They’ve all been there and they have already gone through what it takes to be successful in their businesses.
This is where we can help out…
Click here now to watch a free video presentation of a friend of mine who had the same reservations at first about starting his first home based business.
Since then he has helped others just like you and me to have the success in our business and to live the lifestyle that we have dreamed about having… living the laptop lifestyle…
I hope you are having a wonderful and blessed day!!