Starting A Business? No Worries! (Ha!)
Going solo! For some people, the sound of that — regardless of the scenario — makes them break out in a cold sweat. For me, that's how I feel about going to the dentist. But doing stuff alone is not a problem. In fact, I welcome it. (Most of the time, unless it's a group date night thing full of couples. Then... ugh!) I always had designs to start my own company. I knew that I wanted to be my own boss and be the one in charge running the entire show. My ideas, my business. Still, starting a business on my own — going solo — was about one of the scariest things I've done. Getting off the ground is a big deal. I had plenty of startup anxiety. First, there's the money. Whether it's yours or an investor's, it's no small matter to come up with that! And once you have it, all you do is worry about losing it!
Launching Your Startup And Keeping It Afloat
Once you have your funding figured out, then there's the actual company you're setting up. Every industry and each type of business has its own challenges and hoops you have to jump through. Whether you're making a product or providing a service, there's so much to accomplish in the beginning. Perfecting the product or the production line, passing inspections, getting the required licenses, setting up shop (literally) and acquiring all the necessary goods, building a client roster, establishing supplier relationships, creating word-of-mouth buzz — I'm exhausted just thinking about it all! But these are the things an entrepreneur must do to get a startup business up and running. What usually follows next is a ton of hard work: long days, late nights, weekends. In order to be successful and last beyond your first year, you need to be attentive, adaptable and well informed about what you're doing and the business you're in. No problem! Right? It is a lot of work and worry, but running your own business can be so rewarding and interesting. And hopefully, it will also be lucrative!
Be Oh So Quotable This Week!
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.
Startup – Tip #1:
"Don't expect to find you're doing everything right – the truth often hurts. The goal is to find your inefficiencies in order to eliminate them and to find your strengths so you can multiply them." – Tim Ferriss
Startup – Tip #2:
"Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will." – Suzy Kassem
Startup – Tip #3:
"Effective performance is preceded by painstaking preparation." – Brian Tracy
Startup – Tip #4:
"Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone." – Robert Allen
Startup – Tip #5:
"Fall in love with the process, and the results will come." – Eric Thomas
Let's talk! I'd love to hear your thoughts on getting a startup started!
Have you ever launched a startup company? Tell us! 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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