Advice for women who are about to start their own business

This is a big step in your life and you may need some pointers; the main disclaimer is that businesses are not all the same and everyone has different journeys so don’t expect to have the same luck for you and your friend or someone you have seen on social media. Here are a few pointers for anyone who wants to start their own business.

  1. Don’t predict the end before you begin. You don’t know what is going to happen then; whether you will fail or succeed so don’t hold back in starting your business because you think it will fail. Stop over thinking and just start.
  2. The time will never be just right, just begin. You will want to wait for the perfect time to start. Start with what you have and you will upgrade later. Stop taking so much time planning for your business that you forget the actual starting of that business.
  3. Stop chasing perfection. If trying to make everything perfect makes you not start your business.
  4. Don’t do it for the money. Love what you do first because it may be a couple of months or even years before you get any money returns from your business.
  5. Consider the costs of starting your business. Don’t spend money that you don’t have in that business at the onset. Do not take out any loans to start your business.  
  6. Be ready to give up your weekends and evenings for your business. Especially if you have a nine to five job and this is your side hustle; what other time do you have other than the weekends and evenings?
  7. You are going to have to learn new skills for your business; it ranges from making a new website to designing your own logo. Good thing YouTube is there for you.
  8. You need to be extremely hands on because this is not anyone else’s business, its up to you to make it work.
  9. You may feel discouraged especially when you are not seeing the results that you had anticipated to have soon enough but keep going. You need to keep going.
  10. Be confident. Believe in yourself and believe in your ideas.

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