Want to be independent and start your own business? It must be remembered that starting your own business is hard work and can be will take a long time until finally there is no income. Need good strategy so that your entrepreneurial efforts are successful, also minimize failures. Here are strategies compiled by Renee Martin, author of “The Risk Takers: 16 Women and Men Share Their Entrepreneurial Strategies for Success” of the successful entrepreneurs.
1. Looking for a special market untapped
Identify a specific market segment (niche market) are the main needs unmet by competitors. Wake up a specialization that you know the advantages of your company. Remember, that even a large and international companies could not satisfy everyone. Many special markets are often not explored because it was considered too small.
2. Sensitive to the latest trends bold start
Find the latest needs and desires of the growing consumer trend of change in terms of cultural, economic, technological signals into new market opportunities. Act quickly, do not delay too long.
3. Do it!
Stop making excuses. Time most “perfect” for launching a business can never be predicted accurately and surely. Do not let the prospective competitors steal the actual start of business can you start first. Start moving. Create a short goals and deadlines that brings you closer to opening a new business area.
4. Avoid words that discourage
Ignore those who say “That’s not going to work” or “It will not be successful if you do it that way”. Once in a while, away from the assumption that lowers morale and standard rules can help you to achieve success. Watch and learn how successful businessmen in their field with a critical view. Learn how they work and the program that they do. Ask the questions “what if” in your mind.
5. Explore competitors weaknesses
Take a critical view of your competition from the consumer perspective. Listen carefully to the needs and complaints of prospective consumers when making telephone sales. This will help identify shortcomings and weaknesses of competitors. Look for ways to cover the lack of services and products of your own, then repair it.
6. Fill in the blanks
Focus your gaze on the forgotten area covered by your competition. Learn how to anticipate new area that you can fill it with any service or can position your business ahead of your competitors.
7. Karma with minimal funds
Think of ways to make it more known with minimum funds. Do not shut yourself, be creative, ventured to the more familiar to many people (but for a good reason). Exchange ideas with those closest to you.
8. Believe ability to self
Wake up and learn to use the power of your intuition. Listen to your heart. There will be times when you have to choose to play it safe or play it reckless to face business challenges. People around you also provide diverse input, so that you can trust only yourself and your heart.
9. Do not let difficulties or failures beat you
Do not let the limitations created by others or circumstances that make you weak pinning. Many entrepreneurs who close their businesses because they do not believe in yourself. As an entrepreneur, you will face times of stress that will test your confidence. Remember, that tool to repel anxiety it is the persistence and resilience. Believe in your business concept and commitment to yourself to see this business succeed.
10. Do not stop innovating
Continuously, look for new ways to introduce new products and services for your regular consumers and new markets that you encounter. Complacency is something that can harm your company. Adjust your business with market trends.