I totally love working with “New Start-Up” Business Owners on their Marketing and my Saturday today has been loaded with great experiences like that.
My lovely Jude has been working with two amazing people and I was lucky to assist everyone today with Kylie & Duncan Moffitt in launching their new “PhysioHealth & Sports Injury Clinic” in Corrimal (which is beautiful suburb of Wollongong, 85km South of Sydney).
We went along to their Clinic today and they have tradesmen going in and out, equipment everywhere, new computers, sound equipment and the like – and they are getting ready for their big launch.
Bringing it to back to when I first started and also the many hundreds of other wonderful people I have worked with over the years, when you “Start a Business” it’s certainly a combination of strange emotions.
I remember myself it’s very much a combination of:
- Excitement (and the cycle continues)
Especially as well if you were say an “Employee” in your older life (like I was) and you finally take the leap to become an Awesome Small Business Owner.
In my experience of talking to to them today we talked Marketing and the like – and what I loved was reflecting back on my own emotions in this area.
The truth is that starting a business is sure rewarding, BUT IT’S VERY HARD and dealing with a massive workload, tons of things to do, money going out (and little coming in) is stressful and here are my top 7 tips to anyone who is starting out (or about too):
- Make sure you are well funded and got a great plan!
- Don’t do everything at once – the 90 Day Plan works incredibly well.
- Focus on the short-term when launching, so you don’t go nuts.
- Only work with Suppliers that respect you. If you have someone you are paying giving you attitude – GET RID OF THEM.
- Market Hard from Day One.
- Really Embrace Online.
- Love your clients and get to work!
Of course there is way more to this, but I hope this helps you get going and another bonus tip I always say is “Manage your Emotions” awesome friends. It’s stressful and when you are feeling the terror (like I used too) – keep at it and smile. It’s all part of the adrenaline packed journey and worth it.
A massive thanks to Jude and of course Kylie & Duncan Moffitt – best of luck to their new journey and yay!
Thank you for the read from Edward Zia!
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