If you’re thinking about starting a business you’re definitely not alone, especially in this day and age of economic uncertainty, unemployment and record job losses, more and more people are starting businesses than the year before but there are things that you must know before getting started.
1. Baby steps – Many people think that once their business gets going they will start making a lot of money within thirty days or less but that’s not always the case because everyone has schedules, commitments, families and a host of other things that can get in the way of any growing business. If you’re content to take baby steps and do little things every day to get your business going you will see bigger results in the long run.
2. Visualization works – It’s true what the experts say about visualizing success because this technique works. Take ten minutes out of each day to lay back, close your eyes and visualize your future. See your business as successful, thriving, making money and it will start growing in ways that you could never imagine.
3. Be prepared for negative feedback – There’s going to be a wide variety of people who will be quick to speak up and tell you that you’re crazy or wrong for wanting to start a business and when these people come you have to be prepared to let their feedback go in one ear and out the other or you’re never going to achieve your goals.
4. You’re going to have to sell – It doesn’t matter what background you have or job you’ve come from, you’re going to have to sell. If you’ve never sold anything in your life it’s important to start thinking about selling right now by purchasing books on sales, sales courses or interacting with professional sales people so you can learn the techniques necessary for bringing in revenue for your business.