The quest for spirituality for many women will include entrepreneurship. Being in business for yourself can be a rich and rewarding experience. Many women will feel liberated because they will have broken the glass ceiling and assumed a leadership role in the enterprise that themselves have built. Once you are in business for yourself, you will no longer have someone else controlling your schedule or have to struggle with being accountable to a boss. Instead you have the opportunity to reap the reward that you worked for. It is truly an adventure in its own right.
Many women in business find the initial set up of the business to be the most challenging. That is because it is. When you start a new business it is just as stressful as getting married or starting a new job. Building a business can be an emotional rollercoaster at times, and you need to be prepared to take the good times along with the bad times. Expect that there will be setbacks, failures, or have things turn out differently than expected. You will need to learn from your mistakes as well as the mistakes of your employees so that you can continuously improve on your business practices.
This is the art of war in business. It’s not so much about what your competition may or may not being doing but rather proving that you are able to handle being in business for yourself. It is a massive responsibility and you have to usually own the failures of other people yet only give those people credit when the business succeeds. In many cases new business owners will have to work extremely long hours and where many different hats in their organization.
It’s best to know what to do in the first three months in any given year for your business. First of all, you need to be willing to keep your business about other people. This is a big point because many new business owners believe that owning a business is about them. As a matter of fact, it is quite the opposite. You need to be attentive to your customer’s needs because they are the ones who will refer other people to your business. You will also need to empower your employees and give them a role in the business because you can’t be available 24/7. That means you will have to keep your help motivated and lavish them with praise.
Finally, you will need to be organized. That means knowing where your product is going and when it is coming in. You will also need to communicate well with other people because communication and organization are the motor oil that keeps a business running smoothly. If you focus on these three areas when starting a new business you will be amazed with the results.
ABOUT TABITHA VINSON
Tabitha Vinson is founder of Vinson Paralegal. Ms. Vinson recently earned her loan officer certification from Brookdale Community College. She holds a Bachelors of Arts degree from Seton Hall University and her Post-Graduate Certificate in Paralegal Studies from Monmouth University.
Ms. Vinson is the recipient of many awards including the HKC Eagle Award of Encouragement and was inducted into Manchesters Who’s Who In Executive and Professional Registry. Visit Tabitha online at TabithaVinson.net or PWICU.com.
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