How to Get Motivated to Start a Small Business

Starting a small business is really easy. If you are currently working for a boss, you may be dissatisfied about how he or she runs the business or you may think you can simply do it better yourself.

Are you Really Motivated?

If you are really motivated, you may just want to do your own thing. This is great, as it shows you have motivation to get things moving and this motivation will help you to continue your business when things get hard.

You really need to be a self motivator to run a business. If you’re not – then you will find it hard as there is a high chance you may get lazy and then things might fall apart pretty quickly.

How to Start the Business

So to start a business, all you really need to do is get it registered at your local government department. Register your name and then away you go

How to Get Your First Lot of Work

So how do you get some work? Well depending on what you are doing, the best thing to do is pick up the phone book or directory and start calling. Cold calling skills are a great way to break down the doors for getting work, so do some research on how to get in the door as this can be quite difficult.

Over Deliver

Once you manage to touch base with a Client and you start to do work for them – make sure you deliver to a high standard. If they are the type of Client you will get repeat work from, they over deliver on your first project well and truly to impress them as much as possible. Give them great value for money.

Start a Portfolio Straight Away

The first project you win you can enter into your portfolio and then use the portfolio to visit other Clients and show them the work you have completed. This has a snowball effect as new Clients can then be confident of the level of quality you deliver if you show them your portfolio.

This is a great way to start a small business and before you know it, if you provide cost effective prices and top quality work, people will start beating down your door to do the work for them, which is what you are really after.

Protect Your Expenses

When you first start out, be really tight fisted and don’t go spending money on the latest equipment. Just make do with the equipment you have until you start to generate some good money, unless it is preventing you from doing good work. This will ensure you don’t go into large debt which could be difficult to get out of if you don’t win some large contracts.

Sometimes the hardest thing about starting a business is taking the first step. If you need a push, read some motivation type business books to get fired up and before you know it you will be well into it.

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