As a business owner, you make hundreds of decisions every day — some of which will have a lasting effect on your business. Sometimes the solutions you need aren’t as obvious to you as you’d hope. And sometimes, things just happen to fall in place. We all need some advice from time to time to keep the ball rolling so the best advice I can give you when starting your own company is to –
1. Have a goal.
– Having goals gives you something to hungry for when things get low, and the rain doesn’t stop falling. Though it may sound easy enough, young entrepreneurs tend to slowly forget why they started their companies and then – *poof* – Over. Remember, when it rains, it pours.
2. Be consistent with social media.
– This one is kinda self-explanatory. Everyone loves social media, and EVERYONE uses it, so get out there and update. Post something relevant to your business, or a decent quote, not just what you had to eat that morning. Nobody wants to check out the “pushover scammer”. Try to post updates at least weekly to give people something to look forward to.
3. Honesty goes a long way.
– When starting a company, do you list what goals you’d like to achieve? You should. Make sure you are in this business for a good reason. Many start-ups that do it “just for profit” simply fail when other issues come up. Marketing, branding, and how you want people to look at your business all fall into what you HONESTLY want out of it. Never do something just because the last guy did that and things just happen to go well.
Hopefully these tips are just enough to keep you in the game.
All in all good luck with your start-up!