There are bumps in the road when deciding to become your own employer. Many entrepreneurs take the road to owning their own small business every day. Here are three tips to taking the journey and starting your own business.
No. 1: Remember: you are your brand; branding of yourself as an extension will only be as good as your brand.
So your top priority should be to build a great, strong brand, and the natural extension to promote yourself as the brand will happen organically. Promoting yourself first has no substance behind it.
No. 2: It’s not how much money you make, it’s how much you keep! Paying attention to overhead costs is key; they take down more businesses than you can imagine.
No. 3: Know that you are never without options. It’s easy to feel trapped when things aren’t working out the way you hoped. But if you can see every misfortune or difficult moment as nothing more than another moment ripe with potential and realize that you can make something out of it, things will happen, orders will arrive, people will call, and onward and upward.