The main reason why people who are looking at starting their own business waste time is because they think that they have to wait until everything is just right before they commence. There is no ‘just right’ time to go into business. If you don’t have the resources to start, you could be doing your market research and analysing your competition in the meantime. You could also be educating yourself on the products that you would like to sell, or reading up on the skills needed to become a good salesperson. It is important that you begin with whatever resources you have at the time, or you face the risk of never getting started. There are many inexpensive ways to test-run your idea – you don’t have to outlay a lot of money to get an clue as to whether or not you are likely to succeed. Just put your idea to paper, work out a simply way of trialing your idea, and give it a go.
What does one do to take their first steps in business? Firstly, decide where your interests lie. You cannot make a success of a business if you do not have an interest in the product, knowledge or service that you are about to promote. It is best if you can find something that you absolutely love, as this will become evident to your customers, students or clients when doing business with them. In the past, one of my occupations was to teach adults how to start their own business. I loved to teach my knowledge of business, and because of that I put my heart and soul into my teaching. My students got a lot out of my workshops, because the love of what I was doing came across in the energy that I put into my work. My students were lifted by my knowledge, understanding and energy, and they often went away from the workshop telling me how much they enjoyed it and how much they got out of it. This is what you should aim for when you find the business you want to be involved in. Continue reading →
Women who are in situations of domestic violence are often forced to stay there because they feel that they have no other choice. Sometimes this is because their partner or husband has been so degrading to them that they no longer believe in themselves, and other times it’s because they aren’t making an income for themselves and so they simply cannot escape. So Why Become Self Employed? Continue reading →