Being a small business owner has many perks. It puts you in charge of your destiny, gives you freedom, and can be more rewarding than any career you might have imagined for yourself. But what a lot of business owners will also admit is that this can come at a cost – pressure, responsibility, long hours that can all contribute to a lack of self care and potential mental health problems.Read More
Do you remember the commercial Pepsi made ages ago where they tried to ridicule Coca Cola? A boy approaches a vending machine and inserts some coins. He then pulls out two Coca Cola cans, puts them on the ground and steps on both of them, so he can reach the Pepsi button.
He then takes his Pepsi can and leaves satisfied.Read More
It was the day your great business idea was born. You decided to do a little market research and it turned out to be pretty optimistic. You moved on to your finances; it looked promising. You would have to set some money aside, but all in all, you would have a solid backing there in a relatively short period of time. And as time goes by it’s getting harder and harder to shake off that overwhelming feeling you’ve reached a turning point in your life. You’re not just thinking about it, you’re actually doing it. You are starting your business.
Owning and running a business is a frightening thought for most people, especially when you consider how many problems you might face along the way.
Having the idea is often the easy bit. Starting and managing it successfully along the way is the hardest and scariest part. The first two years of your business are crucial and most small companies do not make it. Those brave enough to do it have to manage every aspect from employees, marketing, admin, accounts and, perhaps most importantly, making sure they don't miss out on any leads!Read More