If COVID-19 has caused you to reflect on your life and your career, you’re not alone. Many people are reconsidering their work, whether it’s due to unemployment or just because they feel desperate for a change in pace. If you’re looking for jobs where you can be your own boss, there are definitely options to consider; however, it’s worth noting that one of the most rewarding ways to work for yourself is to start your own company.
While running your own company is certainly a thrilling and rewarding career move, it’s not something to be taken lightly. Just because you have an entrepreneurial mind doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re going to find success starting your own company. If you’re truly serious about starting your own small business or startup, there are a few different things that you’ll want to have lined up prior to getting things off the ground. Keep reading for a few tips and tricks that can help you focus your efforts as you work to launch your very own business and work for yourself instead of someone else.
Define your company’s mission to determine how to set yourself up for success.
In his groundbreaking, widely-viewed TED talk, Simon Sinek urges leaders to “start with why.” Sinek explains that the companies that truly have lasting power (and the visionaries who lead these businesses) aren’t focused on the what and the how, but, rather, are focused on the why behind their business, product, or service before moving to what it is and how it achieves that mission. It’s important to remember that the “why” behind your business can’t just be to make money. Sinek uses Apple as an example of how to start a business with lasting impact. Apple’s “why” is to think differently and challenge the status quo. That philosophy guides all of the design and products they create, which just so happen to be in the technology sector. If you can clearly define your company’s “why,” you’ll be able to move beyond a good idea to really follow best practices and ultimately make a lot of money in business.
Hire freelancers and outsource work to experts who can help you run your own business.
Remember that the first step when it comes to getting the word out about many new businesses is using web technologies to your advantage to reach potential customers. As part of your business plan, consider looking for a company or team of freelancers who are skilled at using PWA development to reach your goals, allowing you to design different software interfaces for mobile devices or desktop computers as well as eCommerce solutions to boost your sales. If much of the last two paragraphs didn’t make a ton of sense to you, it’s critical that you find a third party and work them into your business plan. Digital technologies have a powerful role to play in the success of any new startup, and if you don’t have the skillset to harness these sorts of tools, it’s vital that you find a team that does.