I’ve been asked, “I’m thinking of starting a business, so how do I start? Where do I start?” I have what I think is a great business idea, but I don’t know if it. I’m not sure who my people are. Here’s what I would tell you. 3 steps to start your business.
First, start on your mindset.
You need to develop a success mindset now. You’re about to go on a crazy journey that’s called being a business owner. And it’s going to have many ups and downs. You’re going to cry, look crazy to others, and think that you’ve lost your mind going on this journey, so if your mind isn’t ready for that journey, get it ready. Because your success is completely dependent on your mindset. I’ll say it again, your success as a business owner is completely dependent on your mindset. So, start preparing your mind now. Develop a success mindset now.
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Second, clarify your why.
Why do you want to start this business? What was missing that caused you to see this solution? Understand to the core of you the answers to those questions. Because you’re going to be asked that over time. Because you need to remember what brought you here, so you don’t give up. So, you don’t quit. So, you keep pushing until you succeed.
Thankfully for us, my friends at Create Confidently created a short way to start asking yourself the right questions ~
What issue/frustration/problem happened to you that started you down the path you are on?
This should focus on three things:
Example: Entrepreneurial tools are overpriced
Example: Entrepreneurs often feel inadequate and uncertain
Example: Entrepreneurs should be confident and empowered
What solution did you come up with to address that issue/frustration/problem?
Third, find your tribe. Find your community.
You’ll want the encouragement. When you have questions that you don’t have answers to, they will be your saving grace. Get into a community now. Business owners are a different breed of people. Even if your family supports your decision to start a business, they won’t understand what you’re going through the same way other business owners will. Find your tribe. Find your community.
And if you’re looking for a couple of options, here is one recommendation ~ CTC Mentors