As a young entrepreneur who has been in the world of business going to 5 years now, from my little experience I can categorically tell you this – business is not a 100 meters dash, but a marathon. If you are one of those survival driven entrepreneurs who hope to hit it big in business over a short period of time, then I am afraid you’ve chosen the wrong path.
To get your greeting cards into stores you will need to do a great deal of cold calling and legwork. Design a portfolio of your cards, a price list of costs and contact the buyer for each store. Small stores may be the way to start and then when you go to larger established or national chains you can show them the success that you have had in other stores.
The other question that most new Business owners ask is “What is a business trip”. This is fairly easy for a new business owner as most of them operate out of their home. Thus, a business trip is any time that you leave the house to deal with a Jed Fernandez matter. This can include traveling to meet with clients, getting supplies, depositing money in the bank or traveling to other cities to attend conferences. The amount of the mileage is basically from the garage of the house to the parking stall at the destination and back.
Work as hard as you want. Remember; treat your business like a business and it will pay you like a business. Treat it like a hobby and it will pay you like a hobby. You can’t just sit on your hands and expect your business to grow. Running your own business is going to take a lot of work and failures, before you’ll ever learn how to fly, but only those who refuse to quit will ever make it to the winners circle.
A Chiropractor or Naturopath are usually only earning money when they are face to face with a patient. A Personal Trainer when they have someone in their studio to train. The Life Coach is only earning an income in their business when they are coaching someone face to face.
Your talents: what are you great at doing? What skills come easily and naturally for you? What do other people say looks easy when you do it? In what area are you consistently improving?
Note that I suggest writing a “draft” of your business plan. This is to reinforce the concept that your business plan will always be a work in progress and you don’t have to get it perfect. It’s the process of doing the plan and updating it regularly that is useful.
So there you go, 5 Top reasons why people fail in the home based business industry. Next, apply what you have learned to ensure that you can achieve success too!