Start Your New Business TODAY
Copyright (c) 2003 by Angela Booth
The right time to start your new business is right now. Today.
Whenever I suggest that to someone who's going to start their new business "soon", I get a variety of replies, mostly prefaced by "yes, but".
Yes, but I have to get my business cards printed. Yes, but I don't have a business plan. Yes, but I don't have time right now. Yes, but I'm (or my wife) is pregnant.
All of which tells me that this person is waiting for some magical time in future, when conditions will be exactly right, and when they'll have all time, confidence, and expertise they'll ever need.
Unfortunately, that time will never come. The conditions will never be exactly what you want them to be. You'll never have all time you need, and you get confidence and expertise by doing, not by thinking and studying.
There are only four things you need to start your business today. Here they are:
=> You need to know what you're going to sell
What product or service will you sell? If you're a writer, you'll be selling both your products and your services. You'll have a line of books and ebooks you've written, plus articles you've written, and you'll also sell your writing services.
If you're selling your services, you need to be competent enough to know what you're doing, but assuming that you are, once you know what services you're going to sell, get to work and sell.
If you're selling someone else's products, you need to get those products at a good price, and work out how much you're going to charge for them.
If you know what you're going to sell (even if there are problems and things you haven't quite straightened out yet), make a phone call to a potential client, place an ad in paper, call people in same business you're in and tell them you're available if they want to sub-contract work to you.
You just need to get started. Twenty years ago Bill Gates of Microsoft fame sold DOS (Disk Operating System) before he'd even created system. He just did it.
No, you don't need to get business cards printed, and you don't need to have a business plan. Not right now, not today. You might want to get these items, but you don't need them today. Just go ahead and sell.
=> You need determination to just do it, no matter what