Setting up a small business can be extremely challenging. There are so many things to consider, it is difficult to know where to begin. Regardless of the size of your business, there are many parts and pieces that must be developed and put into place. It can be completely overwhelming.
I know because I have done it twice – once with a brick and mortar brick business (an interior design shop in California many years ago), and more recently, my Online business. I have learned many lessons that I thought may be useful to others and decided to put together this package of 100 survival tips to help you grow and maintain your business over the long haul.
The information can be useful for the novice who is just starting out with your first business venture, or for the more seasoned veteran who has been in business for some time.
During this series of posts, you will find information on the following:
- Getting to know your customers so that you can offer products and services they need and want.
- Understanding the steps of basic business planning.
- Learning the essentials of small business finance.
- Preparing for potential disasters to prevent derailments.
- Documenting your systems and processes so they can be used for training employees and other business purposes.
- Identifying areas where you need help.
- Building a strong network to give you the support (and help) you need.
- Keeping an eye on your market – the changes and developments.
- Mastering the basics of how to create a strong social media presence.
- Monitoring and controlling your reputation online.
- Implementing essential time management practices.
- Reducing and managing stress when things get hectic and challenging.
By the time you finish reading this series of posts, you should have a fairly good grasp on the basics and have a list of things you can do immediately to ensure that your business survives and thrives for a many years.
Watch for the first post – on Friday