1. Do Your research
The best way to ensure major success in your business is to know your field. Do your research on what it takes to be successful in this particular field. Find out what works and what doesn’t.
2. Find a Mentor
Find someone who you admire who has already done the groundwork and hire them as a mentor. This person has gone through the trial and error period and will be able to offer you very valuable advice.
3. Consume educational podcasts, blog posts or books
Do some digging and find some educational and inspirational podcasts, books or blog posts (like this one!). Digesting information that will keep you motivated and give you tried and true tips will definitely lead to success.
4. Set yourself up for success
Do you need a business license? A business bank account? Build your business structure so that when things kick-off, you will be ahead of the curve. Also, write lists – follow through on your list, check tasks off, follow up with contacts, and think outside of the box!
5. Take calculated risks
Starting a business can be daunting. You will never feel 100% ready. Do the groundwork and then when you feel slightly more excited than nervous…go for it! If you don’t try, then you will never know