When you’re getting started in business it’s really easy to be derailed and put off by well meaning friends and family. It’s also bloody hard work to get any business off the ground. We asked a selection of business owners what one piece of advice would they give to a new business owner and here’s what they said –
When you start to work from home, the distractions are often the things most people talk about. They ask if you end up doing house work (as if!) or watching TV – have you ever watched Daytime TV?! – no thanks.
In reality, the biggest problem for a lot of people working from home isn’t the distractions it’s the isolation.
Are you finding it really hard to reach your ideal clients? Do you feel like they’re constantly just out of reach? What about if you look over here, or over there, or there, no, hurry now, check here, nope not there either! How frustrating!
Spammy Pam and Desperate Dan.
You know who I mean right? The people who message you 20 times a week talking about the latest and greatest deal, you can practically smell their desperation to hit their target can’t you? See the sweat on their brow and hear the panic in their voice over the phone as they ask if you’ll sign up to the subscription/service/order today?
Things have been a little quiet round these parts!
This is for a couple of reasons, 1 – I’ve been celebrating and congratulating and generally cheering on lots of people and sharing some very special times with loved ones near and far in the last few weeks and 2 – I’ve been taking some time out to evaluate where my business and I are going together next!
I recently asked a customer for a testimonial, pretty standard practice to help others see what you’re capable of and know that you can be trusted. I was so chuffed with what came back from him that I had to share it in full with you all. I believe it is important to share our successes as entrepreneurs because we need to see how far we’ve come!