12/10/2018 0 Comments
Welcome back I’m glad you decided to continue the conversation with me. In the last blog I talked about some of the things that could go wrong and how to make being an entrepreneur work, but today I want to give you tips on how to be aware of the things that could potentially happen and how to avoid these things.
Tip 1: Have a plan.
A lot of times as entrepreneurs we have a goal that we want we have a job that we want we have a career that we want but there’s never any time set aside to plan the career out to plan your business out in writing. I can’t stress enough about writing out everything that you want, setting goals for your self and your company, and actually reaching them.
Tip 2: Asking for help.
Asking for help has been one of the major issues that I’ve come across an entrepreneur. Most of the time you want to do things yourself, you want to make the business work like you wanted to work, or you don’t want anyone’s outside opinion that would contradict anything that you are trying to do for your business.
That is a mistake, yes, in the beginning, you can be very silent, keep your cards close to your chest, but when it comes to running your business, you don’t know everything. So it’s smart or good business to reach out to someone who's been there and done it, and who’s going to give you solid information. So do your research.
Tip 3: Do the research!
I can’t tell you how often as entrepreneurs we skip this step. We allow our excitement to start a company to overtake researching the proper steps, the proper paperwork, or the proper things that we need to actually make our business run and be successful and maintaining a goal-oriented company that you are proud of.
Take the time you need to write out a business plan, see your vision in writing. know where you want to go so that way when it’s time you’re not looking all around for answers when you didn’t even start at the beginning. So know what you want, see what you want, and achieve what you want.
Tip 4: Be confident.
Be confident in your decision making and what you want. Don’t let anyone distract you from your ultimate goal of being an entrepreneur or on your journey of entrepreneurship. There are going to be naysayers, so that’s why it’s important for you to know what you want and how you’re going to get there. Take your time, your business is not going anywhere. Do the work, be the best at what you are giving your client. Don’t overpromise and under deliver.
Tip 5: Take risks
Don’t be afraid to take risks with your company. Many time we miss opportunities to further our business because we are afraid of losing. Don’t become stagnant because your afraid of starting a business itself is a risk. Be smart, take the risk, and if it doesn’t work out, it’s not the need of the world. Learn from your mistake and keep moving forward.
Tip 6: Have fun!
Have fun doing what it is that you love to do. The worst thing you can do is, to do something that you’re miserable in. Enjoy the ride, you don’t want to look back over your time as an entrepreneur and say “I was completely miserable”. Stay focused, stay goal oriented, but most importantly have fun!
These are all the tips that I have for you. These are some of the things that I have learned along the way, and some of the things that I’m still learning today. With these tips take your time, plan your business out, go for what you know, do your research, and I promise you success will meet you!
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OK so by now you’re probably wondering if this another cliché blog, puffed up an editorial piece that I’ve read before, about how things look so great but then you realize it’s really not that great? Well, I’m here to give you an answer, absolutely not! Today’s piece is simply stating a fact the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. I’ve come to the conclusion that running your own business is not easy it isn’t glamorous and it sure as hell not motivating at times.
As an entrepreneur I find myself being closed off from a lot of other people networking it’s cool we get things done however there is a thing called hustling. I want to give you the good the bad and the ugly to be an entrepreneur. Now in no way have “I made it” have I “reach my goal” have I “completed the task of being the best at what I do.”, but I’ve learned enough to share and keep you on the journey of becoming the best that you could possibly be.
So for the good it’s easy to start a business you literally come up with a plan, come up with the structure of your business, put it all down in your business plan, create a name for your business, then after you do that you apply for the tax EIN number, you go and you find out if your name is available, filing a doing business as or however you want to do it. Finally, once you’ve done all the legal stuff you want to make sure taxes and everything are in order you want to make sure that your business structure is exactly what it is spelled out.
The bad; I find no one tells you how to do your taxes which is why a lot of times you hire an accountant, but knowing things yourself keeps you from being screwed I’m not opposed to hiring an accountant, I’m not opposed to hiring someone to help you with the day to day but the best thing I can tell You is to keep your money in your pocket until you get to a place where you can go and hire people.
The ugly; Now I’m not perfect let’s just put that out there right now, I make mistakes and that’s a part of business people don’t want you to know or should I say entrepreneurs that have made it in a sense want you to believe that “it’s easy, you’re your own boss, you can do what you want and no one is going to tell you what to do, you make all your own rules, you make lots of money, and you won’t have anything to worry about.” lies, all lies. You do have things to worry about you have to worry about paying for your day-to-day, you have to worry about making sure all your legal fees are paid annually or monthly, you also have to worry about being sued, you also have to worry about dissatisfied customers when things don’t go exactly the way they want, and finally you have to worry about your personal expenses, emergencies that could come up. I say that’s a lot to worry about. It’s not as easy as it may sound, I know some of you may already “have it together” as they say, but at the end of the day life is not a dream, business is not easy, its hard work and sometimes you’re going to have to isolate yourself from the rest of the world to get it done!
If you’re still with me but you have decided “I’m gonna leave this post because You don’t want to be told that having a business is hard, You want to be told it’s going to be easy no matter what Your going to make it Your going to great!” then thank you for coming, but if you decided to stay and keep reading and keep thirsting for the truth behind entrepreneurship then stay tuned for my next blog that will give you the things you need to be aware of and things that could happen. I plan on sharing it all! Thank you all for joining with me today, I really appreciate you all.
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My name is Deidra Otey and I am the owner of Callini Diore. I decide to create this blog because I wanted to share my journey of becoming an event planner and my experiences with entrepreneurship. So I hope you all enjoy the blogs and make sure you reach out to me, I love the feedback that I receive from our many supporters.