Summary: Every startup has a unique journey and its share of dos and don’ts. So why not learn from them instead of making the same mistakes again?
Ravi started his first business at the age of 19. Though he had a knack for how to start a business, he lacked how to manage it. So, his business grew quickly with just five employees in three states. His revenue was good, and the business was running smoothly, but because he lacked how to manage a business, things got out of control in no time.
Five years into the business, Ravi was in INR 10,000,00 debt. His dream of entrepreneurship had turned into a nightmare.
So what is the moral of this story? You might know a lot of things, but still, there are a few things that young entrepreneurs need to know.
Entrepreneurship can be wonderful and a fulfilling journey if you build your business the right way. Here are five wonderful lessons that you might want to learn today:
1. Know Your Customers Well
Seth Godin said, “If you try to reach the whole world, you will end up reaching no one.” If you are a “jack of all trades,” you will have a tough time growing your business. Your efforts to grow your business and focus to work in that direction will be scattered.
Hence, it is very critical to know your customer in and out. The more specific you can get to who your ideal customer is the better. It will help you to figure out the best way to find more potential customers. You can also take guidance from the best business coach who can help you to understand the buyer’s persona.
2. Don’t Over Promise & Under Deliver
In the business world, if you promise your customers a miracle, you should deliver one. If you want to grow your business and sustain it in the long term, you have to be the kind of business that always keeps its promise. For startups, there are going to be limited initially on what you can do, but that’s ok. Focus on your strengths.
3. Stay Organized
Whether it is home or work, unorganized surroundings and way of work could be frustrating for everyone: your staff, your customers, and your mental health! Staying organized is important to keep your business running smoothly. A disorganized way of working will repel new customers from doing business with you in the future. To keep your business organized, start simplifying things. This will eliminate the clutter and keep your business operations organized. Find a business coach who can help you navigate the challenges that a startup has to face, initially.
4. Focus on things that will Help You Grow Your Business
One of the most important lessons, which is applicable not just at work, but also in every sphere of life is to manage your time. As an entrepreneur, it is very important to learn where to focus your time. Don`t get distracted by too much information that might appear shiny and bright. Instead, focus on what is essential for the growth of your business and apply it wherever it is necessary.
5. Get Over Failure & Setbacks Quickly
Whether it is Einstein, Thomas Edison or Steve Jobs, or any other successful entrepreneur, one common thing that they share is FAILURE. Entrepreneurs often hold back because of ‘Fear of Failure’. However, the truth is that failures are momentary set-back and not business-ending events, which send you in the right direction. When you experience failure, you must know that it is not the end of the world. Brush off the dust and move on, determined to come back even stronger. You can also work along with a business coach who can help you spot your shortcomings and direct you to bounce back.
You can have a good idea, but to be the most successful entrepreneur you must know how to turn a good idea into a viable product or service for your business. You can give it all, but it is important to know that it takes time and feedback from your customers to get your best.
So don't be that “I know it all” entrepreneur. Be open to new learning and stay curious to look at things from a different perspective. Learn these lessons and your business will thrive.
The idea of managing a business is easier said than done and we completely agree with you. This is why to help you move forward with your business goals, we at Bada Business offer an exclusive Business Coaching Program that comes with Foundation courses, specialized courses, and value-added courses.
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