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Starting a business and 5 things you need to know before starting

12 Apr, 2018 • by Africa Fashionomics
Starting a business and 5 things you need to know before starting
Africa Fashionomics

Starting out your own business can definitely change your life. It depends on whether you do it prepared or unprepared if you reach success or have a hard time growing. Of course, experience can teach you a lot of things and over the years, certain steps will become natural and easy for you but if it’s the first time that you are starting a business, then we are here to help you navigate the hard times in the most efficient way.

 

They say that older people are wise because they have lived through a lot of experiences and can give you the best advice thanks to that. However, thanks to the Internet, today we have the possibility of reaching out for the advice of other people around the world. We have put together the quick ideas and experiences of 3 top entrepreneurs, that want to help newbies with their best advice to start a business. These phrases will leave you thinking about several aspects that won’t catch you off guard in the future.

 

  1. You are going to make a mistake, sooner or later. Don’t expect everything to be perfect. When the time comes that you feel like you have made a wrong decision, and decide to change your direction, learn from your mistakes, get educated on the subject and start over. Don’t be too hard on yourself.

  2. Be very picky with who you partner up with. They will now be part of your company, and have the capacity of making or breaking what you have created. Don’t take the decision lightly.

  3. Managing people is not easy. It is natural to have a hard time with this and you will probably get overwhelmed sooner or later. Consider getting an assistant if it is in your budget and consider everyone while remembering, you are the boss.

  4. Don’t quit your traditional job too soon. This is a common mistake entrepreneurs make because of the excitement of starting their own business. Yes, you should start working on your project and dedicate time towards it but if you can’t support yourself economically without the job, don’t quit just yet. This will allow you to live while the business grows.

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