Biz tip of the week: Tips to launching a business in 2019
Biz tip of the week

Biz tip of the week: Tips to launching a business in 2019

Have you ever dreamed of owning your own business? It’s not easy, but it can be very rewarding. If you are going to launch a new business soon, here are some useful tips.

There are countless things to consider before you open a new business. Usually you are all alone, and it is up to you handle virtually everything. To do everything right will require a substantial amount of your time. Resist the temptation to achieve perfection. The Harvard Business Review reports that business owners who strive for perfection tend to have higher levels of stress, burnout, and anxiety. Understand that you will make mistakes, and that you will learn from them. Making mistakes can be a good thing, so launch your business sooner than later.

You are going to need some help from other people. The sooner you can expand your network of quality connections, the better. Start networking with other business owners. Join some LinkedIn and Facebook groups for entrepreneurs. Explore networking opportunities in your area. Don’t just attend networking events, join a group as a member. If you are looking for referral business, join a professional referral group. If you want to learn valuable lessons from successful business owners, get involved with a local mastermind group. By joining the right groups, you will get substantially more benefit than you will as a guest.

It is virtually impossible to know everything you need to know to launch a successful, sustainable business. Harnessing the collective knowledge of multiple professionals will enable you to experience quantum growth. In the beginning, you may have to do everything because budgets are tight. The sooner you can hire professionals to help you, the better. Hire a good business consultant right away. They will help you chart the shortest, smoothest course to success.

If your dream is to own your own business, what are you waiting for?

Bill Nordbrock is vice president of community relations for SCORE Southern Arizona, a nonprofit that offers free small-business counseling and mentoring by appointment. For information, go to southernarizona.score.org, send an email to mentoring@scoresouthernaz.org or call 505-3636.

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