Sabtu, 18 Agustus 2012

Starting a Business: 6 Guaranteed Tips To Guide You To Success

So you're probably thinking about the possibility of getting yours started aren't you? Being inspired is great, but before you go on out there and start doing who-knows-what. It is important to get a little help, in fact, we all do!

Here are sure-fire tips to guide you to success in starting your own business:

1. Don't just think of an idea, find that passion in you! A lot of entrepreneurs & business owners have cash rolling in to their bank accounts and are gaining success through the years not just because they used whatever idea that would bring loads of money for them. The idea that they used is also their passion, they become rich doing what they love to do. So don't only think of the business as it is, make sure that it is also your passion, something you would love to do in the long run.

2. Identify your resources. Identify what you need, Skills, knowledge, Money, Team, Equipment, etc. Whatever you do start small, and build on the success. Keep all expenses to a minimum. Dream like you are 10,000 times but you take territory one bite at a time, this allows you to proven the model and grow organically as time goes by.

3. Identify your market - ForAs a business to become successful, you have to know if there is a market for your business and if there is, you have to understand and identify your target market. You need to know your target in greater details such as their age, income, gender, lifestyle, values, wants, needs, desires, fears frustrations, Its important for you to know the entire market share and how much of that you would like to capture. You have to know who you want to target and who you want to notice your products and/or services. You don't want to invest a lot with no proven market to sell. That's a big NO

4. Know Your Competition. Do your research, find out what your potential competitors are doing and generate ideas on how your business will uniquely different from them. Look at their product, price structure and promotions they are running, where they are advertising and where they sell their products or services. Make sure you offer your customers something unique or something better so that they will have a reason to choose to buy from you instead of your competitors.

5. Vision. Before you start your business, you must already see it in your mind. A lot of tend to just go ahead with a business without even visualizing the outcome. A business involves you, your ideas, your time and energy, your patience, your resources. Once you realize what setting up a business will require from you physically and mentally, you will then be on the right track to success.

6. Goals, you Goals act as measurable milestones that help us identify what and how to achieve our ultimate desire of financial success. It is important to keep track of everything in order for you to know if you're still headed the right way.

It is important to not only plan your business but to put it into action. Who knows, that idea of yours will somehow be the life changing event that will lead you to success.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Caroline Marsh is a member of Platinum Property Partners, a community of successful property investors, entrepreneurs and professional advisors in the UK. After earning her first million in just 9 months and having the privilege to be featured on Channel 4's "The Secret Millionaire", her success continues to inspire thousands. She established business mentoring programs that will help equip aspiring entrepreneurs with the necessary skills, tools and proven strategies to establish a successful business. Visit her website and sign up to get a free copy of her "Concept To Cash in 90 days - The 7 Secrets of Success Blueprint". Link for her website:

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