If you are finally kicking off that craft business, your makeup shop, or your pet venture, we are so happy for you! But that means that you are in for long nights, challenges, early mornings, but also lots of rewards! We are sure you are nervous, though. So, we have thought of a few things you should know before starting your own business.
1. It is OK to Ask For Help
You may be used to self-sustaining and being independent, but we want you to know that it is OK to ask for help! Don’t be afraid to reach out to your family and friends to ask for advice or feedback to help you along your journey. For example, if you have a family member that is experienced in commercial construction leads that can help you with your construction company, don’t hesitate to ask them for help. They will be happy to help you get your business on its feet, and you will be able to get the assistance you need.
2. There are Websites to Help You with the Hard Stuff
There are tons of companies out there that can help you be successful, so which one should you choose? Well, ShareAble for Hires is a company that will help you get so many things in order before starting your own business!
They can run detailed, compliant, convenient, and confidential background checks for you and provide you with affordable ways to make sure you are hiring the right people when the time comes. You can check candidates’ credit history, employment history, DMV record, criminal history, and so much more, all from the safety of one site!
There are many other sites out there that can help you with other basic business features as well. WordPress is a great resource for when it comes time to create a company website, while BambooHR can help you streamline things like hiring, onboarding new employees, managing compensation, and more. Validpick.com has great info on setting up a home office.
3. You Will Face Struggles
We hate to be the bearer of bad news here, but starting your own business is going to bring about some struggles. We aren’t saying that you will fail, but we are saying that you will face some moments when you want to quit. Don’t give in! Stay strong and stick to your guns. You will be able to pick yourself up and get back to work!
4. Be as Organized as Possible
When starting your own business, having organization is going to be key. You want to make sure you have your finances in order, your team trained and in place, and every piece of the puzzle ready to be put together.
This isn’t going to be easy to create or maintain, but it is going to be so worth it. It will benefit you when tax season rolls around, if you want to take vacation, or if you ever decide to leave the company in someone else’s hands. There are no negatives when it comes to being organized, but you must establish that upon starting!
5. Try to Remain Positive
There will come a time when you feel like you have reached the end of your rope. You won’t know which way is up or what you should be doing to stay on track.
Our best advice for when this time comes is to stay positive! If you let the negative feelings take over, you are bound to make harsh decisions, wrong moves, and your business will suffer. Keep positive! You can do it!
6. Be True to You and Your Vision
This one is pretty simple. You know what you want better than anyone. You have to stay as true to yourself and your vision as best you can. It will be easy to let others make decisions for you, but ultimately that won’t allow you to have the freedom and pride that comes with having your own business. Allow others to help you, yes. But stay true to you.
We hope that you are able to stick to your plan and accomplish your goals. We are here to cheer you along every step of the way! You got this!