Monday, October 23, 2006

Business tips when starting from scratch

There are so many of these top tips around now. Learn what you can from them or create your own version and remind yourself every week.

1. Start with the end in mind

Most journeys start with the end in mind and your business should be no different. Yes of course your business can grow far bigger and diverse from anything you ever had in mind, but to start with you need to be aiming towards where you want to be. If your goal is to make more money, how much more is more? Get a clear idea of what you want so that you have a focus.

2. New problems demands new solutions

Make a conscious decision to do this. Presumably, whatever you have been doing has not worked so far; so admit it and open up to new ways of doing things.

3. Get a Coach or mentor

Not everyone will have access to someone of influence who has done what they are trying to do. But, thanks to the Coaching profession, you can now get someone who is not only experienced and willing, but also qualified to help you.

4. If your not prepared to spend money then why will your clients be different.

A lot of people look for freebies, which has its place. However, when it comes to making money, more often than not, you have to spend money to get where you want to go. Join a Mentoring group; attend Seminars; use your money as a tool and invest in yourself.

5. Associate with Like-minded People.

Whatever you are trying to achieve, chances are, someone has done it before. Find people who are heading the same way and associate with them. Find out what makes them tick. Emulate them.

6. Join a Networking group.

Business networks will not only put you in contact with everything your business needs, from raw material to clients, but will also provide you with support and camaraderie when you need it.

7. Act on New Information and Ideas in A Timely Manner.

So many great ideas never materialize due to over-rationalization. Once you have a good idea that has been put through due processes, go for it. The longer you wait, the more susceptible to FEAR you will become.

8. Decide On One Idea At A Time.

There is nothing wrong with having many ideas but don't be a jack of all trades. Choose one idea at a time and give it one hundred percent of your time and efforts.

9. Create Instant Momentum.

Start the ball rolling right away to create the momentum which will keep you going. Tell people about your new business; print your business cards; anything to keep you going and make it hard for you to back off.

10. Don't Be Afraid to Start Small.

Small does not mean weak. Five clients paying you R990 each per month may not seem like much at first, but what will happen if they all gave you 5 referrals every month on a rolling basis? Baby-steps, whilst highly underrated, can be an incredibly powerful business building tool.


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