Building Momentum In Your Business
Typically, a business can start out with many mistakes. It is a critical time, where important steps can make or break the long-term success of the business.
Gaining momentum is crucial in the early phases and in plateauing areas of the business.
Be clear on where you are going with a business plan. How will you know if you arrive if you don’t know where you are going? Have a plan which can guide you toward simple steps that can keep you on track to what you need to do to be successful, as well as monitoring your progress.
Be sure to outline your mission, your vision and values.
Do an inquiry into what services you enjoy doing and translate that into the services you will provide.
Determine who is your target market and decide who exactly you are looking to trade with.
Notice your self-talk – are you being positive? Remain positive and confident in your ability. Believe in yourself and what you are doing. The world is full of people who have succeeded. They’re no different from you or me and there is no reason why you can’t be one of them.
Overcome the sceptics and poor statistics when you start a business. Some people will think you cannot succeed or are entering a difficult market. Let your research and experience be the facts upon which you draw your conclusions rather than off the cuff remarks from people you know.
Seek out those that you look up to as mentors and ask them to guide you. Other successful people are usually very happy to share what made them successful. There is no need to be scared to ask for help. Do not forget that there is no one exactly like you, you are an individual, unique and different from each of your competitors.
What is the difference between coaching and mentoring? A coach is more about measuring success and getting you results. Whereas mentoring is more of a relationship, someone to bounce ideas off, run things by and share or profit from their experience. Mentors and coaches can be more objective than your partner, family or friends.
Start networking and meet new people. Have a mission to learn something from every business person you meet; what to do and what not to do.
Ask yourself if you are willing to pay the price to be successful in business? It takes time and energy, especially in the early days of gaining traction in the marketplace. Where will you go the extra mile to be ahead of the rest, where your competitors will not go?
Seek advice proactively rather than react to mistakes.
Get really good at selling your brand; it is the most important thing you will do as it is this that sells rather than your product or service itself.
The fresh state of new business operators can be irresistible and intriguing. Take advantage of your newness as the new kid on the block.
Leverage yourself as quickly as you can. Whether you are ready to employ or not, look at what can you outsource or automate that will make you more efficient with the use of new equipment or the latest software.
Learn how to handle the two biggest problems in business – how to get business and how to keep business. How do you generate interest and convert leads to sales, and how will you remain a skilled leader in your industry, and provide ongoing quality service.