This is a question many people have asked themselves, sometimes over and over. Is it possible for the average person to start and run a successful home business? I’m here to say that the answer is a resounding YES!
THE STRUGGLE — I was recently talking with one of my entrepreneur friends. He has started three businesses in the last several years
It occurred to me the other day, that so many people today liken their businesses to the way they eat – fast. Think about it. All over the web we are inundated with… make $1000’s of dollars a day, make $10,000 a month, make a million by the end of the year. Everyone is looking for the magic formula or the magic bullet to get rich quick…fast. They want their business to succeed in the time it takes to get their hamburger or chicken sandwich. No wait, no delay of gratification. I want it now, and I want it without having to work at it. I want to sit back and rake in the dollars, my way.
When doing business abroad it is important to understand the local culture. Culture includes areas such as a country’s norms, values, behaviours, food, architecture, fashion and art. However, one area of culture that is important for the international business person is etiquette.
For those of you conducting a lease purchase business (or any other business), the first thing for you to do each morning is to check your goals. How many calls are you to make, how many contacts, articles, etc. Your goals will depend on where you are in your business – just starting, in business for a year, two years, etc.
Making Money Online Without Being Perfect (or Spending A Fortune!)
A concern for many business owners is repeat business. One of the best ways to get repeat business is to outline what makes YOU want to do business with someone else again, and apply these same questions to your own business. Ask yourself the following: Were you clear as to what you wanted or needed? Were all your needs meet based on what you told the business you wanted or needed? Were they courteous, friendly? Did you get what you needed in a timely manner? Did they follow-up with you (to see if you were happy with their product or service)? Did you respond to a follow-up?