Originally posted on March 19, 2020 @ 1:06 pm
Starting up your own business is a very rewarding and challenging career option. However, be aware that most of new businesses fail in their first 3 years of operation due to poor planning and management. But there is no need to worry about any loss and failure in business as there is always a variety of ways to succeed in business, regardless if it’s a one year old business or a newly started business. It does not matter if it’s a big or small business as long as you know how to play your cards well and focus on making the business grow as days go by.
Cultivate your inner networks
Entrepreneurs practicing the art of business success certainly know how powerful networks are. They take the time to identify and build relationships with key peers, mentors, and advisors that can provide support, direction, and an increased number of people to assist. Starting up an inner network consisting of five people who have a network of five or more grows the network exponentially.
Have a good relationship with the customers
Being successful in business requires an unwavering commitment to the customer. This commitment encompasses a mindset of understanding the customers’ lifestyle and feelings. Understanding what a specific customer wants and needs provides the business with a great opportunity to earn a loyal customer base. Slightly set aside the business and profits part, and focus no what you can do to improve the life of your customers and it is guaranteed that everything will follow smoothly.
Develop self confidence
As we all know, self confidence is the main key to success in any field. A self-confident businessman is always ready to take challenges and take quick decisions in difficult times. Almost half of entrepreneurs give up their dreams to make their businesses successful due to lack of confidence and belief that they can go through any obstacles in their business life. Self-confidence is a trait that can be attained by self-suggestion, knowledge and honing your skills in the profession or trade you are venturing in. It is not how big or small your business is, it is how big you think of what you currently have and how your dream for it to grow and succeed.
Every great business man is innovative. Do not settle for a specific business strategy because you find it working. As we all know, nothing is guaranteed to last forever in business world. A single new idea can mean bigger than what you expected. Always look for better ideas to make the business grow and new ways to lessen the downsides of the business.
For example, owning a vending machine business is fine and it works well as millions of entrepreneurs have experienced. The thing here is, should we settle for just a single vending machine business that earns a lot? The answer is obviously no. Just because it is working well does not mean that we have to be complacent and stop working for improvement. Each month perhaps, you can think of new ideas like promos, discounts, freebies, and raffles to keep the customers coming back to do business with you.
Balance business life and your personal life
Running a business can consume an owner’s time and energy. It is very easy for most of the people to allow the business to take control of their lives. To have a successful business requires the habit of balancing all aspects of your life. Make good dividers between daily business tasks, profit driven tasks, and free time that will make your business and life more enjoyable. Invest some time to make a plan for each week.