Have you ever had that one project that just drove you crazy? It’s like getting a jigsaw puzzle with three thousand pieces thrown in front of you and then you’re asked to put it together in an hour. Sometimes, as entrepreneurs we will get those difficult assignments. How do you make it a success?
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.
We all know owning a small business can be tough. The days and nights are long. But, there are many benefits such as being your own boss and setting your own hours. You set the tone for how you run your company and treat your customers. At the root of it all, you must be passionate about your dream.
I have written about this before, but it’s important that we, as small business owners, know our worth. And we can’t be ashamed of it either. I recently talked with an entrepreneur about his pricing and he didn’t flinch. He was very confident when he stated the costs for his services. Let’s think about it, when you go to the grocery store or a restaurant, the person taking the money tells you the total and you pay.
The growth continues for Angela Spears Communication. Of course, this is wonderful news to share. As a small business owner, I love sharing great tips with entrepreneurs. It is important to have a mentor and connect with others. One of my good friends recently told me she was starting a business. She often calls me for advice and I so enjoy passing on the knowledge that I have learned. I let her know there will be ups and downs. You can’t be afraid to take risks.
It’s a been a few weeks since I have shared my thoughts and lessons learned as an entrepreneur. I have really missed blogging about the X’s and O’s as a small business owner. I, of course, have several lessons and ideas to pass along to you from the playbook. (This playbook is a work in progress. I add to it daily.) I continue to say and write that you have to know your worth. You have to realize that your services and products have value. You have to know that you are valuable.
Have you ever had a week when all of those old sayings apply to your life? Let me give you a few. If there is an emergency on a plane, put your mask on first. You can lead a horse to the well, but you can’t make it drink. Don’t take any wooden nickels (that’s my mom’s favorite). Do unto others as you’d have them do unto you. Patience is a virtue (I once had to write that 50 times during my junior year of high school). I could go on and on. You get the point.
Time sure does fly by quickly. Angela Spears Communication is a year old! I can’t believe my company is celebrating its first year in business. For the past few months, I have continuously asked myself if it was a smart decision or stupid decision to go out on my own. I don’t regret this experience. In fact, I am having fun. I love what I do!