I recently joined a few communities online that aligned with some future goals of mine and the information I’m getting is phenomenal! I was actually very surprised at how many people responded to my question about business. I think too often it easy to get inside your head and believe that it is stupid to ask questions or people will not engage the way you want them too. This is further from the truth and I encourage you to put yourself out there and get answers to those questions of yours. Now more than ever people want to connect and give value to others. So I came up with a list of questions I thought might be useful for the beginner business entrepreneur and I reached out to my community of like-minded people to get their valuable opinions.
I think there are certain questions we need to keep in mind any time we are considering taking on a new challenge or venture. We have to study everything about it and find out otherwise we are going into it blind and unprepared. It’s also a good idea to keep in mind that it is easy to become overwhelmed with these early stages and by asking the right questions we are easing the process of each task.
So I went through a list of questions that I thought might be important for starting my new business and I picked the question that I thought might make the most difference in my business.
As a new business, what are some of the problems you encountered starting out?
The response was great and I learned some really valuable things to keep in mind in these early stages. To give you an overview, here are some of the responses I found most important.
- Believe your worth more than you charge.
- Standing out in the crowd.
- Learn how to troubleshoot. Know your product or equipment well.
- Know your market.
- Keep a checklist of what important so you are never empty handed.
- Finding your niche and thriving.
- Advertise in the right places
For my particular business, I found the checklist to be very valuable. You always want to be prepared in any situation. New ventures mean new and uncharted territory. This is exciting as well as super scary which tells me I’m doing something right. By pushing yourself outside your comfort zone you are welcoming a successful life in more ways than just income.
What are some of the problems you have encountered and how have you overcome them? Please share!