Let’s face it, not everyone is cut out to be a business owner, and that’s OK. Even those who do venture into the world of commerce are often ill-prepared. Furthermore, many people unwittingly start a business for all the wrong reasons. Some succeed – many don’t. If you are starting a business for the wrong reasons, it’s better to realise it upfront. So in this module, we’ll look at 4 things you need to be aware of so you can do it for the right reason, with a far greater chance of success –
Topic 1 – Getting Started
This topic covers off the pros and cons of working for a living, versus owning a business. Sooner or later you will find out what’s in store for you. It’s better to be prepared.
Topic 2 – The Right Reason
People start businesses for a variety of reasons. This topic explores many of the wrong reasons to start a business. If none of these reasons apply to you, you might have a chance at success.
Topic 3 – Commitment and Support
You can’t start a business without support. It’s even harder if you are surrounded by doubters. Here we’ll discuss the support you’ll need to put in place to succeed.
Topic 4 – Mission Statement
To fixate on missions statements here may seem out of place, but this is a very important part of your success.
Starting a business is easy – anyone can do it. But there’s a lot of hard work ahead of you, and there will be many ups and downs. There will be disappointments and there will be rewards. So if you are planning on it being a success, it’s better to start off right.
Read this module and reflect upon the journey you are about to embark upon.