Mention every impressive brand you know and I will tell you of their humble beginnings. As ginormous as they might have now become, every business started with a single step and bloomed into something grand and beautiful. If you are looking to start a business as well, you can do so and run it brilliantly, as long as you follow these simple but really powerful steps.
Figure out what you are good at
What’s that thing you really know how to do? Drawing? Baking? Dancing? Fixing gadgets? Whatever it might be, think really deep about it and you might as well be scratching the surface on what you might be doing in a few years from now.
And oh! Don’t be too quick to say, “I don’t have any talent! There’s nothing I’m good at, ” because that wouldn’t be true. There’s definitely something you’re good at and trust me, you can make a fortune doing it….or maybe you can learn something new.
See if there’s a need for your skill
What’s missing in your local community that’s in line with your skill? A thrift store? A coffee shop? A bookshop? A gadgets hub? It’s up to you to figure out what this is and fill that gap.
Or do you see an already existing business but it’s not doing good enough? Study the business model. Why? Because you will be needing it to create something that actually sells.
Come up with an actual plan
This is where you’ll need to draw up your sleeves and get right to the drawing board. You’ve spotted a need. You know what another brand is doing wrong. Now it’s time to build on those lessons and leverage on their already existing framework to structure your own. If there’s no one doing what you intend to do within your local community, stroll through to the internet. There are definitely pros you’ll learn from.
Take the Tour
Where’s the perfect spot to set up your business? What are the things you’d need to pull it off? Get up; get busy! Your location is just as important a factor to success as the business you choose to take on. So get up and take the tour!
Start! Start!! Start!!!
There comes a time when patience becomes hesitation. You don’t want to spend all the time planning and planning without getting around to do anything, do you? You have to start eventually. And yes, you’ll get the cold feet! You’ll feel a little nervous about birthing something out of nothing but begin anyway. It’s the only way to guarantee a chance at growth. Stop worrying already! Things will work out just like you planned it.
And if it doesn’t, you’ll waltz right back to the drawing board.