Steps to starting your own business

For many people, owning their own business is a dream. Taking control of your life in a business sense is the way out of working for someone else, which many people find frustrating. Joining a franchise group like Century 21 can make that dream a reality, and quickly. With each office being independently owned and operated, our franchisees are running small businesses within the international network of the brand. From time to time, we all become frustrated with working for someone else. Running your own business is rewarding, but challenging and to make sure you give yourself the best possible chance of success, here are a few pointers to help you get started.

 

Firstly, make sure you invest in the necessary training you need to start the type of business you want to run. Many governments run training to assist aspiring entrepreneurs, so look into your options. Take the time to speak to people who have succeeded in the areas that you seek success in, learn as much as you can to give yourself the best chance of running a great business.

 

Focus on your passion. Getting a business started is hard work, and you’re probably going to encounter some curve-balls so if you’re not enthused about what you’re trying to achieve, these hiccups may prove enough to sway you from your path. If you’re seriously committed to your venture, you’ll be a lot less likely to give up when things get a little rocky.

Plan! Write a business plan so you have a map or blueprint of where you’re going and how you’re getting there. There are lots of places to look for help with writing a good plan, even just browsing the internet will have you flooded with templates and options. It’s estimated that around 60% of new businesses start without a plan, so if you do have one, you’re already a step ahead of more than half your competition! 

Posted by George Tarbey on 29/10/2009 at 7:43 AM | Categories:

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