Interested in opening a business? Well tighten your shoes and pull up your sleeves.
Working in what you do best or in your passions is where everyone earning a living should be.
But operating a business takes commitment 24-7, 365 days a year; as well as leadership, structure and an ear to the ground.
If you are already finding this overwhelming it is time to rethink who you are and what you really want to do with your life.
The minute your business is offering a deliverable your business becomes a public interest and it really isn’t your business. You become a steward of what you put out, what you bring in and who works for you.
There is a way to bring this all together but it is very important to know what you need to push through and move forward and who is going to be by your side.
Writing the plan is the easy part, so this isn’t about planning.
This is about defining you as a business person and earning the integrity and respect your hard work deserves.
Let your yes be yes. Let your word mean something before it is put in writing.
It is about understanding the market, but also understanding the needs of your client.
It’s about making money, but making sure your staff are earning a living and are taken care of before you.
It’s about having good credit terms, but paying your bills before you need to use those terms.
It is about teaching and mentoring one, two or 300 staff and making them the best at their jobs.
It’s about answering and acknowledging that urgent call on the weekend or on vacation. Do you become a workaholic? No, you hire the right people to help drive your business successfully.
Your business is your vocation. Work it! Be It! Live it!