Updated: Nov 7, 2020
It’s Simple To Sustain Your Business
No one goes into business with the hopes of lasting for a few months and then failing. If you’ve started your own business, it is without a doubt a venture that you want to last for decades. Many women start businesses as a way to provide not only for themselves and their family, but to create a legacy for all those who come after her. Once you’ve created your business, how do you make it last? It’s more simple than you might think.
Nothing is sacred
Let go of the idea of having to be perfect, always having to be right, and needing to hold onto antiquated ways of doing things. No matter how much you might love a certain display in your storefront, if it isn’t resonating with your customers, you need to be okay with letting it go. You might have spent hours creating a brilliant sales action plan for your team, but if it is falling flat or not connecting with your clientele, you need to be alright with creating a new pathway. Women leaders are less likely to abandon resources, plans, or methodologies once they’ve been established, often out of a sense of determination to avoid what they fear others will perceive as a ‘failure’. It is crucial to understand that abandoning a plan or a product that isn’t working is not failure, but rather the first step to creating long term success. Divorce yourself from the idea that you have to be perfect and embrace the chaos of being wrong, and your business will thrive.
Every idea is valid
It’s like saying that there are no wrong answers. There is a nugget of validity inherent in every idea that crosses your mind or is shared in the board room. Be ready to sit with those ideas and mine them out for long term success.
The customer is your map
Businesswomen are generally speaking more intuitive, better at reading body language, and more perceptive to others. The act of being able to listen, hear, and read your customer puts female entrepreneurs at a huge advantage over male business owners simply because women are more able to determine what their customer wants. Without your customers, you have no business. Therefore, always listen to what your customer is trying to say and what they’re looking for. Being in tune with your clientele is one of the best ways to create a sustainable business.
The only constant in the world is change. Be comfortable to move with trends, adjust suppliers, create new products, or make changes in hiring. Go with the flow while staying true to your vision and mission.
Your business can either be your way to put food on the table for now or it could be a means to create long lasting wealth, security, and freedom for generations to come. It all depends on what efforts you are willing to make to sustain it.
Your time for personal revolution is now: Are you able, ready, and willing to seize it?
Until then, Be Limitless and Discover Your Next.
What’s Your Next?