4 Startup Tips For New Entrepreneurs
Presented by STC Guest Author Noleen Mariappen
There is a little more structure to being an entrepreneur as well, and it’s not all ‘flying loose and free… ‘ The name of the game is having a goal, seeing the big picture, developing a plan, learning and re-assessing constantly, being adaptable, and following through.
This article offers up a few tips and some practical help to guide you on the start of your enterprise.
1. If you’ve got a job, don’t quit straight away!
This is something which I did myself, and it really was the best thing to get me started. It allowed for me to start up allocating the time and finances I could afford to invest in the new venture while maintaining a level of stability. It bought me the time to be able to make a few mistakes, learn the ropes, and become confident enough with the direction that things were moving in, to be comfortable with giving up the day job without going into a state of panic.
It can generally take around six months to a year, (if not more), to get a business going, and where it’s possible to develop this while benefiting from the regular income of a nine-to-five… I’d recommend you do just that!
2. Discover your ‘Thing!’
‘Sameness’ will get you nowhere… in a time where prospects have an incredible range of choice and can look for the best deals available almost instantly, you really need to set yourself apart to get ahead. Consider how it might be possible to specialize… Find out what people need, and offer it in a way that others, (especially larger companies, who are more likely to be able to beat you on price), can’t or don’t!
3. Increase your Visibility
Consider all the ways in which you can create brand awareness and brand recognition. Aside from promoting yourself and your business in person, and locally, (offline), it is essential that you develop an online profile. It doesn’t matter if you don’t trade online, the internet is still a valuable tool allowing for you to extend your reach dramatically and rapidly. Draw up a list of every avenue you can use to promote yourself, and then devise a plan to utilize as many as possible of these. Remember to capitalize on free advertising avenues too.
4. Adapt & Stick with It!
In order to succeed you need to be creative, maintain a level of energy and stay motivated even when you hit obstacles and delays. Reflect on all that does not go to plan, learn, regroup, adapt, and persevere. Remember that a majority of the most successful people in business didn’t become overnight successes… it took time, effort and determination. With this mindset, you’re in good stead for success!
© 2016 Noleen Mariappen
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