Have you been running your own business part time for a while and are now pondering if you could make it a full time thing?
Or perhaps you’ve been dabbling with the idea of starting your own business but haven't quite taken action yet and jumped right in.
Those who choose to run their own business do so for various reasons. Maybe it suits your family more, or perhaps you are following a dream. Whatever your reason is, deciding to take the plunge and start running your own business is a huge step - it takes confidence, funding and a robust plan of action!
Here are some important points to consider when making the decision to finally go for it and make the leap:
Starting an online business is hard work; you need to make sure you have the mindset and willingness to give it 100%.
If you are driven, enthusiastic and passionate about your business idea, then you should sit down and carefully think about what it takes to run your own...
Who of us strives for complete perfection with every aspect of our work?
Yes, I see those hands up!
Do you secretly know polishing your work until it shines immaculately, is 100% perfect - is not a productive way to spend your time, but yet you do it anyway?
I think most of us know deep down it is far better to aim for PROGRESS, not perfection. We all want to move our business forward - so why don't we embrace it and just stop "polishing"? When is good enough, good enough?
According to Personal Excellence ‘perfectionists’ seek to achieve a perfect element in everything they do. They refuse to accept anything less than this level, no matter what the toll this takes on their health or business.
Perfectionists will set the barrier extremely high in terms of the standards of performance that should be achieved for work and projects.
You are often very...
So many online businesses that I work with come to realise that they aren't structured as they need to be, for growth and success.
From not delegating effectively, to not investing in systems to help you scale and the classic - avoiding a hard review of any kind of performance on a monthly basis (also known as the "Ostrich head in the sand" method of running a business!)...
We've all been there and can hold our hands up to this at somepoint, right?
You see it is so easy to get bogged down in the "doing", so much so, that we forget to lift our heads up and make time to put these fundamental building blocks in place.
So today, that changes! Read on to find out how.
When I talk about structure – I mean the basic foundational building blocks your business needs to have in place in order to grow and operate at scale. Typically this includes:
Having a niche can make or break your online business. Yes it really is that important!
Discovering your profitable niche and one that you are genuinely passionate about is the key to success in eCommerce and online businesses. As they say there are riches in niches...
So why is this the case? Surely if I narrow my offering right down to such a small segment, it means I will loose out on sales?
Not so my friend, not so... in fact quite the opposite.
You see having a niche allows you to get specific about what you do as a business, and who your target audience is.
It allows you to tailor absolutely everything you say as if you are talking to one very specific person...and that will make them fall in love with you even more! They will be shouting "finally! someone gets me!"...
You can and should analyse profitable niches before you start your business to help you select the best market to play in. So, if you are...
Forget about those ‘celebs’ in the jungle, they’ve got it easy. Surviving your first week in online business is a difficult challenge that doesn’t get any easier, no matter how experienced you are.
To help you to make it through that first few days as an online entrepreneur and e-business owner, we’ve put together some helpful tips to ensure you make it out to the other side.
Be bold. Be courageous. Be curious.
This is what it is going to take. Growing an online business is as much about mindset and attitude as it is about technical skillset.
There is no hiding behind your computer wishing your first customer into existence. You will have to, at somepoint, get out there in the real world and have a real world discussion. Whether this is through your voice in blog posts, your conversations on social media or in person face to face - or more likely, all three! Business is...