So You Want To Be An Entrepreneur?
So you have an idea for something you'd like to sell. A very cool product perhaps. Or you'd like to sell your services for something you're good at. Or maybe you plan to open a store and sell other people's products. Whatever it is, you're thinking of starting a business. Good for you! I love it! But how do you know if you're even cut out for this kind of venture? Are you the right kind of person for business ownership? This is a really important question that you must address in an honest way before you dive in head first. There are so many factors to consider and there will, undoubtedly, be investment money to consider, whether it's yours or an investor's. So it's crucial that you carefully consider what you're getting yourself into.
And what are you getting yourself into exactly? A whole lotta stuff, that's for sure! But here are a few questions you might want to ask yourself as you go through your discernment process. Do you like being your own boss? If you just answered "Hell yeah!," then you're off to a good start. Continue reading.
Consider This: Questions To Ask Before Starting A Business
Are you a self-starter? That sounds like something straight off of a resume, but it really is important. You'll be the one deciding what direction your business takes and how to get it there, so being able to take initiative is key. Can you handle lots of responsibilities at once, from big stuff to minutiae? You'll be wearing many hats, especially in the beginning so you better be OK with that. How are your people skills? Not that you can't run a business without a sparkly personality (though that is really helpful!), but what's your plan if that's not your strongest trait? Will you hire or contract out certain roles, like sales for example? Just something to think about. Are you OK with a certain amount of risk? How much risk? Again, this is something you should address in your saner moments, like a smart gambler would do before going into a casino. (Definitely don't do it the way I did on my last girls' weekend in Vegas! Yikes, that was expensive!) There are so many other questions you should also ask yourself, but these are just a few to get you started... and to help you evaluate whether you have the mindset of an entrepreneur and if starting a business would be a good idea for you.
Be Oh So Quotable This Week!
This week, I'm sharing some quotes about starting a business. I always say running a business means the work never ends! Ain't that the truth? I bet your to-do list is a mile long! Make sure that the items at the top of your list are the things that relate to being more profitable. Everyone is so proud of being so "busy"...But Are You Making Any Money? Don't be too busy to focus!
Check out the summary of last week's business tips and motivational quotes from my Instagram page which you hopefully got to see in real time! If not, let's make sure we're following each other on Instagram!! So...here is this week's roundup of Instagram images of My Top Business Tips and Motivational Quotes.
Starting A Business – Tip #1:
"Slipping backwards? You may be backing up to get a running start." – Dan Millman
Starting A Business – Tip #2:
"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going." – Jim Ryun
Starting A Business – Tip #3:
"You are far too smart to be the only thing standing in your way." – Jennifer Freeman
Starting A Business – Tip #4:
"Don't give up what you want the most for what you want right now." – unknown
Starting A Business – Tip #5:
"Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try." – Gail Devers
Let's talk! I'd love to hear if you have any quotes about starting a business that you'd like to share!
Do you have any favorite quotes that helped you when you were starting a business? What advice would you share with your fellow business owners? Which tips above did you find helpful? I would LOVE to hear from you!
Anyhoo...I publish these business tips and motivational quotes to get you fired up for your work week! And, if you want more business tips, get my book, But Are You Making Any Money? or contact me to really take your business to the next level!
P.S. Of course that's not all we've got! Searching for more tips about running a business?
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