2018 is a year to be optimistic. Nevertheless, it’s also a year to be more projective and realistic with business goals. The real value of doing business this year is not only being profitable, but providing real solutions to real consumer problems.
Startups rise and fall.
This year has seen incredible startup businesses whirled away with the wind. It’s nothing less for the big gamers too.
Life is short; we must only build businesses that matters.
It is no longer enough to just have a great business and products or services. You must go beyond solving the problems of customers – people.
Being dareful to build something that will improve the lives of others, should never take your own life away; it must make it even better.
It is at the tough times that we need to stand back and question where we are going wrong; even sometimes, where we are going right.
Let’s start with a short story. Success is a very, very lonely road. Very few people are willing to endure the pain, and sacrifices to be successful. It is an uphill battle: and along that road, you are not going to see many friends, you’re going to see your shadow most often.
I know most of you may have read about how to start a business with no or little money and about how to start a business in some few hours and the list goes on. Let us be realistic here, can we?
Firstly, what is honesty? In plain English, it’s the art of being truthful. The type of art you never mastered.
But, the right question is; does honesty play any importance in building a successful business? It’s like asking if virtues have any values or importance; the answer is yes.
Let’s pick some tips from Daniel Golemans quote – “If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, but if you can’t have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.”
As an entrepreneur, it is okay to anticipate a bigger market and have the desire to sell to everyone.
The truth is that, not everyone will like your business services or products. And regardless how wide you spread your business wings, someone will certainly not be impressed or need your services or Products.
Someone recently told me; finding a job these days has become difficult to finding a wife. So he started his own business because he found a wife without a job.
There are many reasons why people start their own businesses. From mind blowing motives to wacky and personal survival.
Frequently, startup leaders or small business owners are expected to bear the heavy workloads and create the unique innovations to keep their businesses at the peak of their game. Here’s the rare truth; behind every successful, thriving startup business is a team of talented people with a good leader.
It will take a toll on your mental health. Every business is different even though they may be categorized in the same industry. So is every other entrepreneur; they possess different wits, runs their businesses differently, but serve similar purposes – solving problems. Nobody sets out to start a business and decides to fail. It is never to early to decide to quit or too late either
You are not alone if your business has been running on no income for some years without the big break; this can be discouraging. Nonetheless, what you need is not a big break. What your business need is a new strategy- a realistic big plan.
Starting a business comes with Challenges. The work in setting up the ideas that gradually becomes successful businesses, is such a load to bear. From the stages of ideas development, valuation, allocating funds for growth, management challenges among many other activities that poses super stress to the startup owners. During the setting up phases are when concerned observers, friends and loved ones questions what it is that they really do.
The professional environment is conservative. Dress codes now are ambiguous; almost everyone now defines their own casual and professional looks for work. The rules may have changed but looking professional as possible is one way to tell potential customers what you do, who you are and how credible you are to win them over.