Here’s some tips to get you off on the right foot. Personally I love the adventure of starting a business. Seeing your creation go from a simple thought or idea into reality. There’s nothing better! Your small successes will fuel your passion and keep you moving forward.
Find Your Passion
Passion is the fuel when it comes to starting your business. In my opinion being passionate about your business idea is essential. If you’re not, don’t bother. That sounds a bit harsh but the reason I say this is because passion will drive you through any obstacles you may encounter.
When your passionate, those little things that get in your way will feel like tiny speed bumps instead of concrete walls. When you’re passionate any naysayer will just sound like background noise and won’t take you off of your mission.
Manage Your Time
Time management is one of the single most important skills that an entrepreneur can learn. You’ve got to make it a priority to manage your time. When you’re passionate about what you’re doing, hours will seem like minutes, days like hours and you’ll soon find that your personal and business life are in conflict.
Make sure you’re taking enough personal time with friends, family or even just time for yourself without working on the business. You’ll likely find that it’s during these times your brain will refresh and you’ll get a flood of new ideas for your business which will again fuel your passion.
Take Action Every Day
Action equals motion. The key to making progress in your business is to take action every single day. This is critically important especially during the beginning stages when you’ll be going through a lot of frustrating steps. Even if you’re having a rough day and feel like things aren’t going as planned with your business, just keep taking action. This will make the big steps seem feel much smaller because you’re working on them a little at a time.
Do a Good Job
Okay this may seem obvious but you’d be astounded with the amount of people that do poor quality work. The problem is, with poor quality work you’ll get a poor reputation and people will talk poorly about you and your company. What you want is the opposite of this. If you strive to do the best job you can every time and take a moment to do the extra little things that make your customers happy and excited about hiring you, you’ll soon find your phone is ringing off the hook.
Here’s a tip that will help skyrocket your business and will cost you practically nothing. When you’ve done a job for a customer or client, make sure you follow-up with them the next day to ensure the issue has been completely resolved to their satisfaction. This one call will make a huge difference to your customer’s impression of you and your company. Trust me, they will love that you actually cared enough to call them to make sure the problem is resolved and they’ll likely tell a friend or two.