May 29, 2019

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5 Things You Need to Know Before Starting Your Own Business

When embarking on a new business adventure, you need to be physically and mentally prepared. Maximize your chances of turning your scrappy start-up into a successful business enterprise by securing these five elements before your launch.

  1. Set your goals and know your audience

Every aspiring entrepreneur should ask themselves, “What do I want to do?” and “How do I want to do it?” Once you’ve answered these questions, you now have a purpose for your project. Clearly defining your goals will make it easier for you to create a step-by-step plan. Also, identify your audience. This will be your target market and you should focus on pleasing them and them only, and be aware that you cannot please anyone.

  • Learn to say ‘no’

Practice declining offers that you think doesn’t align with your values. Drawing the line when it comes to your business’ beliefs, vision and core values is critical to avoid compromising on things that matters a lot to you. Saying yes to everything and seeing money as your ultimate goal can be detrimental to your business’ integrity. Always go back to your advocacy every time an opportunity comes knocking in. It will always get you into the right track and the right opportunities will naturally open its doors for you.

  • Invest in the right people

It’s tempting to hire beginners, which usually comes with a cheaper cost. That being said, hiring more workers will get more jobs done, but that’s not always the case and is not the best solution. Actually, it can be counter-productive. Quality is more important than quantity, especially for start-ups who are still building their reputation.

  • Have enough stamina

You will need to work harder than you have ever worked to make sure your business succeeds. Working seven days a week and more than 12 hours a day will have to be your habit. Do not try to launch if you have existing chronic disease, is facing a major family problem or is not 100 percent dedicated into it. Make sure you are into this game for long-term and that you have the energy to get the job done before you even begin.

  • Create a support system

Whether it is your family, colleagues or close friends, do not forget to have a support team throughout this endeavor. These people will help you keep going and who can call you out whenever you’re doing things wrong. Build your own network and encourage collaboration instead of competition. Being around with the right people will make everything possible. 

The birthing stage of a business is always the most challenging. But as long as you have the passion and you are willing to adapt and learn, you have a bright future ahead of you in the world of business.

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