I’ve started and run several small businesses over the past 45 years.
Throughout this time I studied many books on business. I did learn a lot from them, but for the most part, they all said very similar things.
As my experienced grew I found there’s much more to business than business. Business is one of the most dynamic experiences of life.
There are so many moving parts
Where do you start?
You’re, first inspired in some way that makes you think you have a better idea. Whatever the inspiration is it will send you in a directions you never thought about.
If you want to put the odds in your favor to succeed, you will start to educate yourself about how to start and run a business. To try and write about it and explain it is a daunting job.
How do you put into writing all the twists and turns you will go through to get a good start? And this is only to start. Now do you know how to run it?
It’s not the same thing, compare it to starting and than driving a car.
You started it now how are you planning to drive it.
Wait, did you go through the checklist before you started?
Did you forget about this?
As in starting your car, did you check the necessary components to get on the road safely?
Did you check the gas, tires, brakes, etc?
It’s no different in business. You need to know what things are necessary to accomplish this goal. Every business is unique in its requirements to operate successfully.
In the beginning, you won’t know everything, this is the dangerous part. Going by the seat of your pants could prove fatal. You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.
How does this apply? If your first encounters are poor, you might never get another chance. Remember, you’ll have everything riding on your success, don’t blow it.
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