Friday, 29 April 2016

Simple Qualities You Must Have Before You Can Start A Business

On my weekly (Thursdays) #SmallBizTalk Show, many questions was asked and among all, i did noticed some common ones and i think its better i treat them on this platform for others who have the mind of starting a business of their own can get answers to the same questions.

Starting a business is never an easy job, you have to put in your best with hard work and determination to make it work. Business is not something you start today and expect it to spill out millions into your account. You don't rush into starting a business simply because you've seen that your friend is riding a big car and you feel you can start same business like he does.

Starting a business of your own should be built on a solid passion which must be burning straight from your heart. You must love what you want to do with all your heart and not because of money, if you do it perfectly without focusing on money....your work will attract money to you. Don't ever go into any business with the motives of making fast money. If you do, your business may not survive up to 2 years because what motivates you is money and not the growth and success of your venture which should be your top priority.

Don't get me wrong, when i say money should not be your first motive in starting a business. But, you need to know that short cut to success will always cut your green opportunities short. You first need to set up a good shock-absorber and pillar which can carry and sustain your business, and you must be able to dish out valuable products and services to your customers. If your customers are happy with your business then be rest assured that money will start flowing in and your business will grow into a big corporations. Alhaji Dangote started small with a big dream and today that small dream has become a house hold name in Africa.

If you think you want to have a business, then think first if you can be able to sustain it. Here are few simple important personal qualities you need to find out before starting that business:

- What do i really want?
- Why do i want to start a business? - What is my passion?
- Am i ready face and handle the obstacles on the way?
- What value do i want to give out?
- Do i have the personality to run a business?
- Do i have the finance to get the business up or what resources do i need to start

These are few things you need to find out and provide answers to before you can say you want yo start a business. Entrepreneurs are risk takers, are ready to be your own boss? Whatever your decision may be, i want you to keep one thing in mind "Always dream big,think positive and have a proper plan"

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Thursday, 28 April 2016

Customers The King Of Business.


In today's #SmallBizTalk, lets talk about the king of business. Venturing into a business is good and anybody can do that, but if you fail to negotiate with the decision makers ( customers ) them you are not ready. If you have true customers who are willing to buy your products and services then you are really in business. I do tell my clients on small business consulting that before you launch what ideas you have into the market,you need to first identify those that needs your services or products, what value will you add to their lives that will get them attracted to you and approve your business. Customers as the king of business are the ones to determine your stay in business, so find them and offer them the best and in-return you get extra-value (Money).

In business, customers research takes long time and patience to find enough who are willing to talk. Market research consultancies would charge you high fees to the job for you, but as a new starterup with a clear vision of where you want your business to be with concrete plan, you would be better off doing it yourself, just spend more time and do some market research by yourself, ask questions, visit places, go the the environment and find out what your target audience want and are saying about similar businesses.

Some questions you need to ask yourself are:

* Who are my customers? Do they have that characteristics to fit into the type of customers that your product or services will benefit?

* What are their buying style? What, how much, and how often do they buy?

* Why do they buy? Are the reasons customers say they buy with same reasons why you say they? E.g some customers just buy label names and not prestige. Fined out why?

* How much do they pay based on what the market is offering? Okay, how much will they be willing to pay for my products and services?

* What do they like or dislike about the current products and services? Can i be able to fill this gap and provide them with what they like?

Now, if you can judiciously give answers to these questions, you will be dinning with the kings of the market all the time without problem. Customers will be willing to stay online for numbers of hours just because you offer them the best. If no value is derived from from your products and services, your business will not go far. Your customers are the king of your business, so treat them well and give them good values if you you want extra-value. In business, if you develop an idea the next thing to do is to find out those that needs it.

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Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Pursue a Passion Not Money.

Lots of people just want to go into business not because they have passion for what they want to do but because of the hype of entrepreneurs are millionaire. These set of people often end up crash landing within few months or a year of starting the business.

Have a passion and you will surely make money but thinking of making money only, you will not. That is simple. If you want to be your own boss ,you must think of providing solution thereby creating big business empire and when your solution can solve the problem of your target audience money will flow into your account. Entrepreneurs are not driven by money , but the love of what they do. They create value to the benefit of others and in return they receive extra-value.

Now ,think about this. If you don't genuinely enjoy or love what you are doing,how will you motivate yourself to keep on moving when the tide is high? The truth is any real entrepreneurs work based on their passion and can communicate it to their clients, the money will flow in without stress. Greed is not the same as passion, and if you don't have the passion and enthusiasm to run your business and deliver some unique ,you will run out of energy and will end up working for someone else.

Whatever you choose to do in your business,make sure you can get excited about it. Pursue your dream with passion and success will come.
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Saturday, 23 April 2016

12 Inspiring & Successful Quotes for Small Business Entrepreneurs.

Just started your small business? Need some inspiration? Here are 12 inspiring quotes to help you focus and grow your small business. Success means never to give up most of the time. There are time to quit, only when we are on the wrong direction.

If there’s anything we know about small businesses, it’s that they are always focused on growth.

“Small businesses are investing in the future by buying new equipment and real estate, hiring new employees, and increasing inventory, as well as refinancing debt to get
lower payments.” – Evan Singer.

So, as you chose to start your small business, we want to give you this powerful motivation to ignite your desire for success in your venture.

This 12 selected quotes are some of our favorite inspirational quotes from successful small business owners and entrepreneur to help you inspire your workforce and jumpstart your business. Enjoy:

1. “Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.” -James Cash Penney, founder, JC Penney

2. “To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart.” – Thomas Watson, Sr.,
former CEO, IBM

3. “Employees want to feel inspired by their leaders…hire individuals who will lead by example.” – Jody Kohner, VP of Employee Marketing & Management, Salesforce

4. “Play by the rules, but be ferocious.” – Phil Knight, founder, Nike

5. “Every problem is a gift – without
problems, we would not grow.” – Anthony Robbins, motivational speaker and writer

6. “It’s very easy to be different but very difficult to be better.”
– Jonathan Ive, Chief Design Officer, Apple

7. “The only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” – Mark Zuckerberg, founder, Facebook

8. “Almost everything worthwhile carries with it some sort of risk, whether it’s starting a new business, whether it’s leaving home, whether it’s getting married, or whether it’s flying in space.”
– Chris Hadfield, astronaut

9. “Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it.” – William Durant, co-founder, General Motors

10. “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” -Henry Ford, founder, Ford Motor Company

11. “Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.” – John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States of America

12. “Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.” – Arnold H. Glasgow, writer

Ok, i want you to read and re-read this motivational quotes again, let it sink down your subconscious mind. Let it help you reason and think success. Then match out their and do that thing. You will succeed.
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The Elephant Rope (Belief)

Running a small business can be a
difficult task. Even some of the biggest and the most profitable
businesses around the world have
faced hardship in their early years of foundation, but they achieved success because they were determined to follow up based on their believe for success. . Here are inspiring stories of businesses which had to overcome hurdles before establishing themselves as global brands. Get motivated with this inspiring story:

A gentleman was walking through an elephant camp, and he spotted that the elephants weren’t being kept in cages or held by the use of chains. All that was holding them back from escaping the camp, was a small piece of rope tied to one
of their legs. As the man gazed upon the elephants, he was completely confused as to why the elephants
didn’t just use their strength to break the rope and escape the camp. They could easily have done so, but instead they didn’t try to at all.

Curious and wanting to know the answer, he asked a trainer nearby why the elephants were just standing there and never tried to escape. The trainer replied;

"The only reason that the elephants weren’t breaking free and escaping from the camp was because over time they adopted the belief that it
just wasn’t possible".

Moral of the story: No matter how much the world tries to hold you back, always continue with the belief that what you want to achieve is
possible. Believing you can become successful is the most important step in actually achieving it.

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Friday, 22 April 2016

How Do I Turn My Ideas Into A Business?

Last week about 46 youths asked me a vital question after my one hour intensive online (whatsapp) small business class Mr Hope " How do i turn my ideas into business"?

Turning your ideas into a business can be a big step. You may be wondering where to get started and how to figure out all of the details.

As you are considering all that you
need to do in order to turn your ideas into a business, consider these 3 simple questions and answer them. Your answers will your business idea is within your answer.

1. What is my passion?
2. What is my talent?
3. What skills or knowledge do i have?

Write down your answers and find out what else you need to know about your answers.

Starting a business can be an expensive and time-consuming venture. A common error in
starting a new business is to start it too big. Starting small can increase your chances of success.

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SMALL BUSINESS STARTUPS.

Running a small business can be
tough and demanding at times.
What motivates you to open your
doors up to customers each day?
When things get tough, it is always
good to remember why you started
your business in the first place. To be successful, you have to have
your heart in your business, and
your business in your heart.

Every new business starts with a dream. While some entrepreneurs fantasize about becoming the next Dangote, others are content to imagine a steady income that pays the bills and offers the freedom of
life without a boss. Finding the path to success isn’t always easy and it requires the right combination of a great idea, dream,passion, determination and a bit of business acumen, a sprinkling of creativity and hard work.

For those of you seeking a bit of inspiration to finally launch that idea you believe in, i am packaging a simple informative,educative and eazy to understand short report in ebook format to help,teach and inspire you to be your own boss within 2 weeks. Don't worry, you will be notified through this medium when the manual is finally ready.

To help you start ,run and be successful in your own business. I will be hosting weekly BE YOUR OWN BOSS SUCCESS CLASS starting from next month MAY 2016. It's going to be informative,educative and inspirational with success stories, interviews, business ideas, plan and strategies etc. You cant afford to miss it, more information soon. Till then, keep on pushing to achieve success.

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Wednesday, 20 April 2016

4 Common Questions Business Startups Ask!

As a small business coach and consultant which i have been doing for 10years. There are common questions which most of my client that want to start a small business of their own often ask. According to the research i conducted in 2010 which shows that more than 70% asked few common question. I believe that this is what happens to a lot of people who want to start a small business of their own.

I have decided to write this article to help answer four major questions most people have when it comes to new starting in business.
Here are the most commonly question asked:

1. Do I Start Big or Small?
My candid answer is, start any business requires that you gain enough knowledge about the said business. Starting big should not come in rather you should think of starting small, this will help you understand the business and its host environment well. Get your business steady and grow it big.

2. When Is The Best Time To
Start a Business?
The truth is, there is never a perfect time to start a business, except you want to venture into seasonal business that only last for some weeks or a month in a year,like festivals,raining season. Think about this; quite a lot of businesses flourished under the last economic
downturn and it can still happen in the future. So my answer is quite
simple. The best time to start a business is Today! Not tomorrow.
What i mean is that you should start now, start today with the decision that you are going to create your dream business. Start today with a
thought about the service you're going to provide. Start today by putting your ideas down on paper. Start today to study and research the business and it host environment. This is a step in the right direction. So dear friends, the best time to start a business is now and today.

3. What Type Of Business Can I Start?
This requires a lot of brainstorming but I'm going to give you simple tips that you can follow to decide on the type of business you should start. To generate a true business idea that you can start is from converting your hobby, passion , experiences and skill into a business. You can as well exploit an existing opportunity
which may requires little or no money to start. To start a business without capital then think of providing services. Therefore, it is easy for you to get clients, find a market, create a solution, and ultimately exploit opportunities the market presents. I must admit this is my favourite type of business
(providing and marketing service) of my small business coach/consulting services. Don't forget that any start-up business will go through tough times and without passion to overcome obstacles, most people will simply give up! My advice is for you to continue pushing and don't quit, all the big companies you know today started small. So what about exploiting an existing opportunity? Perhaps you're working in the place and have discovered that a particular service is missing or that an opportunity exists to deliver maybe a consultancy, particular product or a particular service. That is the kind of opportunity I'm talking about exploiting by taking action fast.


4. How Much money Do I Need To Start Up My Business And Some Will Say Where Am I Going To Get The Money To Start?
One of my mentor at an investors meeting said there is never a
shortage of money, there is just a shortage of well tested and well-presented ideas. This means anyone with a well-tested business idea
can actually raise the money they need for their business by way of investment. Another good way to get the money you need to start
your business is to ask the existing customers or potential customers to pay a deposit or pay in full before the service is delivered. This is very possible especially when your product or you're into service business, and your product must be
extremely useful to your target group. Are you seeing with these types of questions out of the way that there is no reason why you
should wait till December or January to start your small business?
Why not start acting today?
Why not take action today? Consider the first steps you can take towards starting your own business and don't wait any longer. The year is about to end. The sooner
you begin the sooner you achieve your dream of owning and running a successful business!

Hope Uchemadu is a Motivational Speaker, Live & Small Business Coach/Consultant with expertise to help you start and grow your businesses successfully. Are you thinking of going into business? Do you want to be your own boss and be financially free? Do you want us to deliver
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Tuesday, 19 April 2016

8 Key Qualities Of An Entrepreneur

A simple definition that comes to mind when it comes to entrepreneur is someone who is a risk taker. The definition of entrepreneur can’t be completed without identifying the key qualities that is seen in any true entrepreneur or whoever wants to become one. The skills aren’t the main difference between an ordinary person and an entrepreneur, there are qualities and traits involved too.
But i want to write about the main ones and here they are:

1. Contribution
A true entrepreneur makes a difference with the product/service he creates and offers. He finds out who his ideal customer is, a pain he has in his life and thinks of
something he can produce that will alleviate it, they are always searching for problems within or outside their immediate environments and they will make sure they provide solutions . Once he gets it done, such a client would
gladly pay for the right solution for his struggles in life. That’s when business and integrity go hand in hand.

2. Innovation
Entrepreneurs don't settle for the ordinary. They are always looking for the next big business idea out there or combine ordinary things from daily life in an unusual way to
create something useful and absolutely
fascinating and extra-ordinary. Or they just let their creative juices flow and hustle hard enough to make
something out of nothing and explain to people why they need to buy it,this is known as their unique selling proposition ( USP).

3. Vision
All true entrepreneurs see beyond their noses. Entrepreneurs are visionaries. They know what they want and have already achieved
their goals in their mind, before they pursue them in real life. They dream big, aim high and get fantastic results.

4. Trial and Error
The reason why they are risk taker is because they never quit from trying new things until they gets it righy. You can’t get it right from the very
beginning. Many people quit after a failure or a few. Others, stay around a bit longer but eventually lose hope, have invested too much in all this but don’t see it going anywhere, or lose confidence in their abilities. That’s why the top is never crowded but the bottom do. So, if you want to be an entrepreneur. You must have a strong spirit to continue pushing forward.

5. Resourcefulness
They never get tired. They know that success is never a day job. They don't go for short cuts. Entrepreneurs work with what they have to build stuff, but they also make the most of their connections, creativity, productivity and environment, while forming new
relationships, thinking of new ways to do things and finding new solutions to existing problems.

6. Opportunities
Entrepreneurs are opportunists. The average person, however, doesn’t keep his eyes open so that when opportunities come he can grab them and make the most of them.
Instead, he blames life for not giving him enough chances. But, Entrepreneurs always keep their eyes wide open for any opportunity.

7. Value
Entrepreneurship is about creating value, offering more than others expect and that’s exactly why the people who do it receive
more in return in terms of financial
rewards, praise, satisfaction in life and happiness.

8. Networking
That’s an important skill in the
entrepreneurial world these days.
If you’re running digital businesses, that shouldn’t stop you from reaching out to influencers, personally contacting your
users/clients to ask for feedback, making friends in your field, seeking guidance from those who are ahead of you in the same line.

But once you become a real entrepreneur, you’ll start traveling for work too. You’ll go to conferences – just to attend, and after some time maybe even speak – and meet
with people in person, you’ll get interviewed and go to special events. But it’s about people.
Entrepreneurs are thus great
communicators, most of whom started from nothing, but were motivated enough to put
themselves out there even if it means knocking on a few doors in your neighborhood asking people whether your potential product is something they will need. We are in the era of social media, so go out their and take advantage of all these platforms and get your business up in the sky. Be a risk taker, a solution provider,create and add value to peoples lives and you will get double in return.

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Monday, 18 April 2016

Believe In Yourself. Be a Winner.

You will achieve success this week. It is only a loser that always say " I will believe it when i see" when you hear somebody making this statement, that means he/she is already planning to fail. He/she has no clear vision of the future to achieve purpose in life and live happily.

But, successful people always have the believe that success is certain. They proclaim " I will believe it without seeing it, because i know all things are possible." With these strong affirmation, they are determined to pursue their passion with strong burning desire to succeed in whatever they are doing.

If you have a dream, you must believe in your dream, you must believe in yourself, you must see yourself achieving your heart desire. You will not allow self limitation to set in your way. You need to surround yourself with successful people. If where you are is not comfortable to agree with your success, change your position and move out of your comfort zone.

The first step in achieving the impossible is refusing to believe that anything is impossible and that is where faith comes in. Your faith must be strong enough to move mountains of obstacles. Faith is believing without proof.

Do you want to write your promotional exam? Have faith that you are already promoted. Do you want embark on a project? Have faith that it is already done. Do you want to start a business? Have faith that it will be successful. Do you want to go into marriage? Have faith that your marriage will be successful and fruitful. Always aim high. Don't settle for less, you are not a failure.

Map out plans to be a WINNER. take responsibility for your actions. Don't blame fate for failures or credit luck for success. Think positive and act smartly. Be who you want to be and live a fulfilled life.

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Saturday, 16 April 2016

5 Ways Small Businesses Can Survive In Any Harsh Economy

According to research, i believe that small business can still grow and survive an economy that is some how hard. No matter how bad the economy is small businesses can survive a crazy economy by taking some proactive steps in the right direction.

I have received some couples of emails and calls from my clients asking me on what they can do to stay in business considering the present economy that we are experiencing presently in Nigeria. I have some few important key point that can help you maintain your customers, sales and also attract new customers and increase sales. Follow this simple steps and get your small business rocking:

1. Provide a Unique Customer
Service All The Time.
Have a friend or colleague visit your business and provide feedback from a customer's perspective. This
person should be unknown by your staff and willing to provide a candid assessment , and you should use the advice as a yard stick to know what your small business is lacking and provide more benefit for your customers.

2. Make Sure Your Front And Back Office Work Are Efficient.
Are the front line and the back office telling your customers the same
thing? If not, then you must train and have a common slogan or message that all that is involved in your business must carry along. Your message and that of your staffs or your products and services must not contradict.

3. Manage Your Customer Relationships. They are the live blood of every business. They are the king and you must carry them along with respect and always put yourself in their shoes. If you treat them well, they will always come back and also introduce your business to their friends and family all because they were happy doing business with you. Keep in touch
often.

4. Review Your Strategic plan Monthly. Make sure you're doing the
things that will get you where you want to go. Your plans must be realistic and must go along with your vision and objective of business. If things are not going the way you want, then review and change your plan. Adjust your strategic plan as necessary.
Your "smallness" makes you more flexible.

5. Communicate Positively And Effectively.
Your employees and your customers need to be carried along in your business. Give them new directives and let them know in time if anything is changing for good in your business. Your employees should be the first to know your plans, benefits and strategies so that they can help fast communicate the message to your customers.
Nurture those relationships and always ask for feedback. Communication in business is a key to success.

Use this tips here to keep your small business alive and inform. I love to get feedbacks from you, so don't forget to share on tips using the comment box below.

Friday, 15 April 2016

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Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Achieve Your Full Potential

 “A man can be as great as he want to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done." Vinci Lombardi

According to the Stanford Brain Institute the average person uses only 2% of his potential.
Can you imagine that?

This means that the quality of life we have today is a result of these 2%. And the rest is just wasted.
Honestly, that doesn’t come as a surprise once we analyze our daily routines – getting up, brushing our teeth, going to work (usually
to a job we don’t like), coming back,
watching TV, eating junk food in front of it, staying in front of the computer after that and so on.

And if you look at the bigger picture the average person doesn’t do any significant activity or one that requires high mental performance. He literally lives on autopilot, does what he’s instructed and doesn’t even have to take decisions.

Now imagine what could happen if we use 30 or 40% of our potential? That will be tremendous. In fact, I think we can. And all the geniuses
and remarkable people these days, and in our history, have done it – they just found ways to unleash their potential and powers and use them to level up in life, create amazing things and become someone to look up to.

That can happen by transforming our lifestyle, changing it completely and starting to do the following

* Things repeatedly:
* Grow spiritually;
* Learn new things;
* Read;
* Meditate;
* Change your habits;
* Eliminate the things that hold you
back;
* Get rid of the limitations you set up
in your mind;
* Ignore conventional wisdom;
* Live consciously;
* Focus;
* Have a vision;
* Experience new things;
* Go out of your comfort zone;
* Challenge yourself.;
* Conquer your fears by simply doing
* What you’re afraid of;
* Help others succeed;

These are things we’ve all heard of, but how many of us actually practice them every day? The truth is that until we stop considering huge success and building the ideal lifestyle something impossible that we don’t deserve and are not good enough to achieve, we won’t have it.
Once we embrace our potential and eliminate hopelessness, unworthiness and mediocrity, we will get there through hard work and
dedication.

Realizing and defining it. The first thing that stops us from awakening
the giant within us is that we don’t realize what we’re capable of. We simply think it’s impossible and that thought itself prevents us from making the first step and beginning
our journey to leading a legendary life. The next thing is that we can’t define it.

Here is what Jonathan Mead says

“Most of us have heard something like this before: “You have a lot of
potential,” or in school, “You have so
much potential, work hard and you
might realize it. The only problem is no one seems to tell us where to start or how to achieve our fullest potential. After all, potential is such an ominous term. You can’t measure it. You can’t quantify it. You can’t define potential.”

The simple act of becoming aware of our own abilities and powers can help us move forward and actually do something about it. And it always helps to have support and people close to you who believe in you, but in the end it’s all up to you whether you’ll be confident enough and try again and again until you succeed.

Believe
Every now and then we have epiphanies and a short but powerful moment in which we feel we’re worth it, we know there’s more about
life than what we’re currently experiencing and want to do something about it immediately. But soon these feelings are gone
and we’re back to our everyday life with its daily worries. What we need to have to make a permanent
change is the never-ending belief that we can do anything we want, become whoever we want and get anywhere we decide. That also
means that we need to be constantly
motivated.

Now think of what you will want to do if you could use 30-40% of your potential. That means performing 40 times better than you are now. And having much higher results in
every area of your life. You would be able to make more money, to
learn new skills better and faster, to have great relationships, to maximize your productivity, start a new business and succeed, to have control over your habits and develop only healthy ones, to eliminate stress and be able to solve any problem, to be focused all the time on the things that are important and to be able to enjoy life at the same time. That would be great. And it is possible. It requires hard work, dedication, sacrifices and strong mindset, but many people have gone there and so can you.

So start working on your ideal lifestyle now and stay true to what you believe in. Soon you will see small changes going on, then come small but significant achievements. And after a while you’ll be able to see how you’re starting to get closer to the things you’ve always wanted.

Dream Big & Achieve It.

Saturday, 9 April 2016

7 Steps To Become An Internet Entrepreneur.

Here are some first steps to getting started as an internet entrepreneur:

1. Honest self-assessment: There are certain qualities necessary to being self-employed. If you can honestly say that you are self-
disciplined, self-motivated, determined, self- confident, patient, persevering and maybe even
a bit stubborn, you have what it takes.

2. Research: You need to spend some time researching the company, the products, and the
people already working the business. Is the company solid and dependable, are the company executives accessible and responsive, are the products of high desirability and quality, and maybe most importantly, is there
experienced, successful, and friendly team support?

3. Support: Surround yourself with cheerleaders, mentors, knowledge, and inspiration, both on- and offline. Your family, the company, and
others who have succeeded where you are treading for the first time, should all be available to you. You should never feel that you're all alone.

4. Infrastructure: Decide what you need: computer,printer, fax, phone; whatever your chosen business requires. Create an office space that suits your lifestyle and work needs.
A small corner of the living room can function well if you can work while the kids are at school or if their noise doesn't bother you, but evening work
may require a separate room. Don't put your office in the bedroom if you work evenings and your spouse goes to bed early. You need your family's support, not their animosity!

5. Realism: It's tempting to try a business that makes promises it can't keep. Many tell you that one person or a few make thousands of
dollars a week and so can you. None of them will point out that maybe you will be one of thousands who quit before they make a cent.
"Put money in your pocket today!" Yes, but will any go in tomorrow?
Accept the fact that any business worth its salt can take time. Maybe you can begin making money in a couple months, or maybe a year.
You have to be able to maintain life as you know it for however long it takes. Understand that it won't be a steady climb to the top from where you are today; the path will go up and down.

6. Selling someone else's product or your own: Obviously, the big money is in selling your own product. Selling for another company is a great way to get your feet wet in internet commerce, however. At first you may feel like you're floundering in an unfathomable sea of
information, but at some point will come the knowledge that you're "getting it." Working for a good company will leave you knowing that you have what it takes to do it on your own, if you choose.

7. Business plan: This keeps you focused, helps you develop goals, strategies and work plans; and aids in evaluating your results. It can
include contingency plans, and is never written in stone. As you learn and your business develops, the plan will evolve too. Now that you've got the road map...i strongly advice you to take that first step! Your future begins today!

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Friday, 8 April 2016

Five Top Secretes You Should Know Before Starting Your Business.


Starting your own business is the key to financial success but without a proper plan and knowing what and what that is needed for you to start,run and grow your small business success. The nature of business has changed over the years, and the idea of going out alone is much more prevalent. With this shift in mindset , it seems as if people tend to paint a fairly rosy picture of entrepreneurship .

Most do so because they truly believe it is the right answer for a lot
of people who are not happy at work, and for others who might be but could still be more fulfilled, happier , and make more money working for themselves. While it may an incredibly rewarding experience, if this is a path you are considering, there are indeed things people
may not tell you about. With this in mind , here are important five secretes you need to know before starting any business of your choice.

1. More Money Will Be Needed Than You Think.

One of the main issues any entrepreneur faces when creating a startup is that it does indeed take money to make money . The question of course is – where do I get that money? The usual suspects are yourself ( savings, cashing out ) , friends and family, and SME loans. Lately other ways have arisen too – microfinance and crowdfunding to name just two. But an equally vexing issue is the amount of money you will need . The short answer
is that you will need enough to launch the venture , buy product, get inventory , market the business, and pay yourself – for at least 6 months, because that is the minimum amount of time it takes to start ,
get the word out , get business , and start the money cycle . And also , things will go wrong , mistakes
will be made , and unforeseen problems will arise. That is why it will cost you more than you think, for probably longer than you anticipate.

2. Start With Social Media.

This is not something that can wait for later, or be done poorly . Right from the start you simply must have a good website/blog , and a decent social media presence. Create a good Twitter and Facebook names for your business as soon
as you know what that name is . Get a good -looking website up and running before you have your grand physical opening . You can have yourself recorded with your smart phone talking about your product and services and post on all social media. Write articles and post e -newsletter. People today will find you as much online as they will offline , maybe more so , so your online offering has to be top -notch.
You really do not get a second chance to make a great first impression .

3. Your Skill Will Be Heavily Relied Upon.

Whatever skills you have learned along the way , whatever your specialty at work today, it will likely be true that you will need to bring those to bear in your startup
right from the very beginning.
When you start , your resources and help are limited . You will wear a lot of hats . If you are good at accounting , great! That is one less thing you will need to pay for. If you have marketing skills , those will be
vital to your startup. Sure you will be doing other new and fun and interesting things , but do not discount how important those
old tried and true things will be as well.

4. You Need To Attract Customers To Your Business.

As a new start up, no one knows about your new business. The question is here will these new customers come from? You will
need to let people know you are there , so before you ever open the doors to your new business, you better have a great plan in place .
First thing first, start by contacting everyone you know. That is one source. Your website, Twitter ,
Facebook , and LinkedIn ? That's two. Marketing and PR is three . FB ad is four and distributing flyers is five. I suggest you come up with at least five different ways to bring in customers before you begin or open door for business.

5. You Will Need Lots Of
Patience, Success Is Not Magic.

As you can see , it all takes time. Its a fact that Rome was not built in a day neither will your new startup, be
built in a day but one thing is certain and that is determination and focus leads to success. So creating that new enterprise takes faith and perseverance . Keep at it every day. Follow your plan. It almost always pays off , especially if you were ready right from the start . Always think positive,dream big and pursue your goals and dream with passion.
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Thursday, 7 April 2016

Key Qualities Of a True Charismatic Leader.

Here is some key points on how to to become the kind of person everyone admires and looks up to.

The most important quality of leadership, the one quality for which you want to be known, is
extraordinary performance with the goal of achieving extraordinary results—results that then serve as an inspiration to others to
perform at equally exceptional levels.


We ascribe leadership to those people who we feel can most enable us to achieve important goals or objectives—people with these
charismatic qualities:

1. They Earn Respect.
We develop great perceptions of those people we can count on to help us achieve what is important to us. People who work hard develop
influence in the minds and hearts of their co-workers and superiors, and they are spoken about in the most positive way.

2. They Have The Halo Effect.
Leaders who develop high-performing companies or departments develop what is
called the “halo effect.” They are perceived by others to be leaders who are capable of great things. Their shortcomings are often
overlooked, while their strong points are emphasized. They become charismatic.

3. They Accept Themselves.
Leaders develop charisma by working on themselves. They learn to like and accept themselves unconditionally. They do and say
the specific things that develop within them a powerful, charismatic personality.

4. They are determined and
purposeful. When leaders set clear goals and become determined and purposeful, backing those goals
with unshakable self-confidence, they develop charisma. They are enthusiastic and excited about what they’re doing. They are totally
committed to achieving something worthwhile. They radiate charisma.

5. They Accept Complete
Responsibility.
When leaders take complete responsibility and accept ownership, without making excuses or blaming others, they have a sense of control
that is the foundation of charisma. They have the kind of external image that others admire. They develop their character by setting high
standards and then disciplining themselves to live consistently within the highest principles.
They become the kind of person who is admired and respected everywhere. They become the kind of person who radiates charisma to others.

6. They Focus On The Results.
Leaders who concentrate their energies on achieving the results that they were hired to accomplish, the results that others expect of
them, develop the reputation for performance and achievement that inevitably leads to the perception of greater charisma. You can develop the kind of charisma that opens doors by going to work on yourself,
consistently and persistently, and becoming the kind of person everyone can admire and look
up to. That’s what charisma is all about. Please share this article on your social media wall and leave a comment here,thanks.
Brain Tracy