As your business grows, it’s important to always remember what you know! Please don’t forget the skills that got you where you are. Remember those people who helped you reach that level. Then, be sure to grow your circle and increase your knowledge.
We all have fears. It can be scary stepping out of the box and trying something new. Entrepreneurs, we know that first step can be terrifying. There are so many questions. Will this venture be successful? Will I be able to make enough money to pay the bills? But, we have to try and then, try again. I recently talked with a friend about starting her own business. She has a lot of talent and a lot to offer. Her response, “I’m scared.”
As small business owners, we must always find ways to stay ahead of the game. Are you keeping up with the latest HR strategies? Do you have the most updated technology to keep your business running? How are you telling others about your services/products? You have to be willing to share the power of your voice.
Can you believe 2017 is almost over? This has been an interesting year with a few changes for me. Change can be difficult or different, but it’s what you make of it that matters. Change can also be a good thing. Sometimes, you need to step back or remove yourself from a situation to realize that bigger things are on the horizon. As Oprah once said, “Turn your wounds into wisdom.”
As one year ends and a new one begins, this is a great time to reevaluate your goals. Think about how you plan to attract new customers. What will it take for you to increase your business output and revenue? First, get rid of the bad habits and negative thoughts you had in 2017. A friend gave me a piece of great advice to take into 2018. It’s simple and you’ve probably heard it before: “THINK BIG!”
I am a firm believer that you do something because it is the right thing to do. You cannot let others interfere when you are doing what is best for you or your company. As an entrepreneur, you know that some people will absolutely love your product. There will be some who disagree. There will even be times when competitors will be at the same event or vying for the same client. This is all okay. That’s a part of life.
Collaboration is essential for small business owners. We have big ideas. We are constantly on the go trying to find ways to grow. So, having those extra set of eyes or that partner to enhance a project can be beneficial. As entrepreneurs, we must encourage and assist one another. Success is the ultimate goal.