The competition is irrelevant. Most of them start up and fall over again (85% disappear in the first 5 years), because they don’t dot the I’s and cross the T’s. If anything your competitors effectively prepares the customers for you to get it right for them
I’m into my sixth month of developing my business and I’m making just enough to keep the company afloat. It’s a damn hustle and it sucks. Do most people who start small businesses feel this way?
There are many strategies for building wealth, I even knew a bookmaker once who happily tried to convince me that investing my hard earned on the horses was a foolproof method to getting rich.
My Big Hairy Audacious Goal got me moving a few years ago. But once I got moving, I suddenly noticed the roses along the way, and who wants to focus on Big Hairy Audacious things if you can smell some roses instead?
The reality of starting your own small business is both more rewarding and fun and at the same time tougher than anything you’ve ever experienced before.
The secret to building a great small business is not about the idea, it’s about actually building it. Ideas are cheap, what are you going to build today?
I think our society is not geared for kindness. We are urged to soldier on, to get stuck into things and to “Get Shit Done”. That attitude doesn’t encourage being kind to ourselves or to each other
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with spending money on advertising, all the great brands and business do from time to time, but you better be sure you’ve dotted all the I-s and crossed all the T-s before you do
Being Richard Branson is not all it’s cracked up to be… focus on your own journeys
Most small business owners are not entrepreneurs… and that’s a good thing