Starting A New Thing

When you are starting, don’t assume there is any single path or template you need to follow. When you are starting a new thing there is no standard list of Dos and Don’ts.

Here are some basics that can make a good foundation

Listen to Your Voice

You had a new idea to start something new. Spend time on it and start working on it. More often than not, your own voice will let you know if you’re on the right path. Listen to that voice and do what it’s telling you to do.

This does not mean you should be afraid to give up on a particular path. Sometimes, a thing just does not work. And if your voice is telling you it is not working, stop. Do not spend years wasting time on something you just can’t get off the ground. Especially if it is proving to be more costly than you envisaged, be it in money or health terms.

Be yourself

Don’t try to be like your competitor, your mentor or your idols. Just do you. It sounds too simple to work but, it really does work. This is because the one thing you’ve got that no one else does is you. You do have your own style and your own approach. Trust yourself and be you.

Also don’t do things in an attempt to satisfy a market trend and make quick money. Unless you are ready to jump into a new trend do not rush in. More often than not by the time you join such a trend it will likely have passed.

Do your research

It is always more important to do your research and learn as much as you can about the industry you are entering than to jump on a trend. This means watching and understanding the competition and the target market. And Networking.

Networking is an important way to meet potential customers, partners, and employees. Attend local business events, join relevant online communities, and connect with people on social media.

Maintain Focus

To stay focused set realistic goals. When you are starting a small business, it is important to set realistic goals. Don’t expect to become an overnight success. Set small, achievable goals that will help you build your business over time.

You will know if you are making progress if you keep an eye on things. It is important to keep an eye on things because this will help you identify what is working and what is not, so you can make necessary adjustments.

You might need to add or leave out stuff as you go and you will only know this if you keep track.


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