Congratulations on setting up your business or company! As an entrepreneur, I don’t need to remind you that the most demanding stage of a business lies in the starting up. The rules you adopt at the beginning serve as the framework with which your company builds.
A business starting with three persons will surely not be all smooth and rosy. There are countless mistakes you can make in business that you can recover from. However, some mistakes are so dangerous that it may require a new startup or rebranding. According to myhomeworkdone.com, such errors may include incorrect accounting details.
Most businesses don’t survive the test of time because of many unwritten rules that many ignore. This article has written five of the unwritten rules that will help you as a beginner entrepreneur.
1. Have a Business Plan
Many local businesses do not have a picture of what they want to achieve within a stipulated time. The company is just starting, they say. Success in any business lies in how the entrepreneur sees the future of the company and the road map he puts in place to achieve them.
No matter how small your business is, put a beautiful and reasonable structure in place to guide you into what you want to become.
2. Be Frugal
I understand the pressure of trying to impress clients or customers. The pressure can be so intense that you may want to get a loan from banks or relatives.
Here is a piece of advice – don’t take up unnecessary expenses. Any idea that will not help your business, in the long run, is not worth considering.
Employ the minimum number of people that can get a job done quickly. If possible, give your employees a target that will provide them with a sense of accomplishment. Remember, don’t go on a spending spree to impress those who will not be impressed.
3. Build a Vision Carrying Team
When seeking employment, most job seekers are concerned about pay. That is sensible, you know, who doesn’t want a company that pays cool cash?
In as much as you are trying to attract the best employees out there with good pay, try and inculcate in them your vision for the company. Paint the beautiful future you see the company; the one you want them to be part of.
Act these visions out. Let them see you’re committed to making it happen so that your employees will not perceive themselves as tools or pawns with which you want to actualize the visions of your company.
4. Call for Help
The ‘CEO pride’ has sent many companies to bankruptcy. Most times, the thought of seeking for a business idea or advice is something some entrepreneur’s dread.
Let me get this straight, always call for help when you know you desperately need one. Get across to your mentor, attend seminars and exposés that will boost your confidence. Never be left vulnerable.
5. Safeguard Yourself and Your Venture
It can spell a lot of negatives for your firm if you suddenly fall ill. Eat well, take enough fruits, hydrate consistently and go to the gym where necessary. Your life is more important than business.
Many small businesses fold up after the demise of the pioneer. In the same vein, insure your business so that you won’t see its end while you’re yet alive.