Is Your Resolution to Start a New Business?

Financial freedom is everyone’s ultimate desire in life. The surest way to achieve this is through increasing your streams of income, which you can do through starting a new business. Having several streams ensures that you do not rely on one to maintain or improve your lifestyle.

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Starting a business can be overwhelming because of the many areas that require your attention in the infancy phase. The most important move you can make is to first start and tackle the challenges as they come. Here are 3 tips to bring your business idea to life this year:

Have a Business Plan

Every business journey requires a map and guide on how to reach your desired destination. In your business plan, be sure to include your source of capital and various strategies that you will apply to curb possible drawbacks. Anticipating possible problems in your niche gives you an edge when you face them and saves you time.

Generally, your business plan needs to be flexible enough to accommodate important variables and changes that your business may find necessary.

Seek Knowledge

You need to keep up with new trends in your niche that you can hop into to maximize your profits. This requires you to read business books to expand your knowledge to stay ahead of your competitors. Zooqle is one popular site equipped with an extensive catalog of free books that you can start reading today.

You can also find free educational videos that share the knowledge that you can apply to better your business’ performance. Over time, knowledge compounds and so investing your time in gaining knowledge will surely pay off.

Find a Good Team

Having a hard-working team can help you achieve your business targets, whether short or long term, much quicker. Keep in mind that staff’s willingness to learn is more important than their qualifications. To drive your business to its vision, they need to be skilled and most importantly motivated to work with you.

Constantly, set up workshops, webinars, or seminars to sharpen their skills in their respective departments while strengthening the business relationship. You also play a part in ensuring that your staff upholds business ethics for the sake of your brand’s reputation.

Conclusion

The key to building and growing a successful venture is to plan and lay down various strategies. Having various workarounds increases your business’ chances of survival during challenging times. For a startup, your first battle is against survival then profits thereafter.

Besides making a market-ready product, you need to channel a huge chunk of your resources into creating awareness about your brand and extending your business network. At all times, your business relationship with your suppliers, partners, and distributors needs to be healthy to ensure seamless operations throughout your chain. Also, it would greatly help to hire a business coach to advise you in decision-making.

Remember, that the best time to start is always the present. The earlier you set up your business the further you will get before the year ends. If you start today, you are assured that in a year, you will be celebrating your business’ first anniversary. 

Lisa
Lisa Besserman, Founder and CEO of Startup Buenos Aires, has been named as Business Insider’s “Top 100 Most Influential Women in Tech”, and the 2014 “Business Innovator of Latin America” by the Council of the Americas.
Lisa moved to Buenos Aires from New York City to create Startup Buenos Aires, the organization that represents the startup, tech and entrepreneurial community of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Startup Buenos Aires has been one of the main catalysts for strengthening the tech ecosystem in Latin America, by bringing global startup initiatives, development projects and investment opportunities to the region.
Under Lisa’s leadership Startup Buenos Aires has been credited as “Top 3 Growing Startup Cities” by CNBC and “5 Emerging Global Tech Hubs” by Entrepreneur Magazine.

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