by Emily Marshall
(Yakima, WA USA)
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There will be days when you want to stop the madness and just find a way to make your business idea start making money. You know that this is no small feat, so, here's a little advice I want to leave you when your plea is a simple, "I need to find some way to make money."
- When you are looking to bring your business idea to life, stop and see if you will end up actually making money from your small business.
- Also, understand what it really takes to transform your "I need to make money" desire into an actual and workable business.
- In fact, I can point you to a relative who found a way ensure that his business idea ends up making him money - which is no small feat for him.
- You see, my relative who owns a successful landscaping business in a competitive and even cutthroat market.
- Let's look at what he did to ensure that his "I need to make money," need was supported in his business design.
- How has he succeeded while so many in his field have failed?
- His success is grounded in one very simple principle.
- He made sure that he purposely designed his business idea to make it.
- Making money for him was possible because of his small, but firm commitment to flexibility, innovation, and commitment.
- There is no written-in-stone policy or procedure.
- There is no "dumb idea" he won't pause to consider.
- When new equipment or procedures hit the market, he reads everything he can to see if they are right for his business.
- When certain groups of employees no longer work well together, he mixes up the crews.
He n-e-v-e-r stops innovating.
- By approaching problems with an open mind, he can move beyond "putting out fires" and instead make key changes with long-term results.
- By constantly "tweaking" his already winning formula, he can be sure he is always running at peak efficiency.
- Many business owners see success as permission to "coast".
- However, he has found that the key to long-lasting success is to keep pushing when a business is truly thriving.
Look at your success and ask yourself:
- Which elements of my business are contributing to the success?
- How can I design it to make my business even richer?
- What is the next, most logical level for my business,
- And...what will take to ensure that my business will actually work at the next level?
- He keeps an avid eye on other industry leaders and evaluate what it is working for them.
My successful landscaping relative embodies commitment.
- He is 100% committed to the quality of his product and customer satisfaction.
- His life is his business, and his business is his life.
And, because he chose a field for which he feels passion, he can work steadfastly without the burn-out he might suffer if his field was not also his favorite subject.
- It shows, because he is often the first one in the office and the last to leave.
- Even in his spare time, he is aware of his business's unique challenges and thinking about new ways to ensure success.
- This passion and drive trickles down to his employees, creating a positive, dedicated, and enthusiastic corporate atmosphere that keeps employees doing their very best work and keeps customers coming back.
Stay committed, devoted and passionately involved in hammering out your business idea until it starts making money.
- And yes, I do know that making it all work is no small feat.
- I promise you that amazing things will begin to happen if you weave your feelings of "I need to make money" into a business that is colored with flexibility, innovation, and commitment.
If you remember nothing else from what I'm telling you, remember this: never loose sight of what it REALLY takes to make a small business succeed.
- Though the business world is rapidly changing, never loose sight of the type of person who succeeds in it.
- With a willingness to change with your industry and the times, a creative spirit, and a commitment to making your business a leader in its field, you will not and cannot fail, no matter what your goal.
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