There’s nothing quite like the birth of a business and that first piece of positive customer feedback.
This analogy isn’t entirely random. After all, pitter patter of tiny feet is the reason why I ended up in a small business of my own and the same goes for swathes of successful businesswomen (and men) who swapped a corporate life for a more family friendly life, or who took their career break to raise children as an opportunity to revaluate and start something new.
So maybe, like me, circumstances took you naturally in the direction of a small, locally focused business.
But that’s where ‘natural’ ends.
No business will naturally make a strong start. No business will naturally grow, flourish and succeed. No business will naturally foresee opportunities or pre-empt risks.
Just as children must be nurtured, so must your business.
When Word Salon was but a twinkle in my eye, I have to admit, I didn’t know where to start. A former colleague of mine who had also branched out on his own said to me ‘you will be extremely busy and you will make mistakes’. Of course, he was right. So here’s some tips for a successful conception, birth and early years stage of a new business. And to download my handy business start up checklist visit www.wordsalon.co.uk/wisewords
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