The Key to Starting a Business: Take the First Step

A failed attempt beats a non-attempt. Imperfection trumps inaction. Starting is always better than never trying at all. Starting a business is about taking the first step. If you have an idea for a business, learn or do something today that helps to make it a reality. Even if you don’t believe it will work, … Continue reading The Key to Starting a Business: Take the First Step

You Are the Most Critical Piece to Starting a Business.

Not money, fame, credentials, the school you graduated from, experience, reputation, nor even a beautiful coif of hair is the most critical piece to starting a business—no.  It’s you.  You are the most important piece of the puzzle in starting a business.  Often we think something external will validate us or give us what we really … Continue reading You Are the Most Critical Piece to Starting a Business.

This is the smartest way to think when starting a business

To start a successful business, you don't need to be the smartest person in the room. You just need to be willing to put your ideas to the test. Starting a business isn't about getting good grades, pleasing a teacher, being perfect. Nah, it's about being willing to put yourself out there and try things … Continue reading This is the smartest way to think when starting a business

You need to know this to start a business

Most people starting a business have no idea what they are doing. You might be thinking, “I can’t start a business: I not an expert.” But when it comes to starting businesses, no one is. One of the most revered entrepreneurs is Steve Jobs. He’s amazing. He’s a genius. But when Jobs started, he was … Continue reading You need to know this to start a business

This is how you realize your dreams

One of the hardest things in starting a business is hearing “No.” But anyone can do that—anyone. You’ve heard “No” all of your life. Your parents, friends, neighbors, teachers have all denied you. So you know how it feels. The only thing holding you back is the fear of rejection. You’re avoiding that feeling. I … Continue reading This is how you realize your dreams

This is how you succeed in the face of fear

In small business, fear never entirely goes away. Even after you succeed, it's still there.  You can't eliminate it; the only thing you can do is manage it.  Losing money, losing customers, getting too many customers, managing people, managing people poorly, taxes, growth, hiring, firing, failure, and the list can go on for the things … Continue reading This is how you succeed in the face of fear