Entrepreneurs, by nature, are self-starters and often feel the need to control all aspects of the business. No one can be good at everything, and if there are elements of business ownership that may be new or foreign. That’s the time to put professionals on your side.
For instance, the experts at The Company Corporation can answer many of your general legal questions about small business startup. You’ll also want a lawyer who can help with more specific questions, and an accountant you can turn to for help with bookkeeping, taxes and financial planning.
Being an entrepreneur can get lonely- Make sure you have people to bounce ideas off, particularly when the going gets rough. Join business networking groups and industry organizations. Regularly meet up with a business peer for lunch. Create a support system.
Get online- Every business needs a website and a social media presence. If you aren’t up on all the latest tools for the new techie world of business, take a class or online workshop to familiarize yourself.
Find a “go-to” IT person- Unless you’re an IT expert yourself, you’ll need someone to can call when there are computer glitches, or when data disappears or your company website crashes. Don’t wait until a disaster happens to look for that person — a small business owner can’t afford to be without a computer or website.
Entrepreneurs — particularly mom-preneuers — need time for themselves- Plan ways to do it. Whether it’s joining a gym or going for a run, meeting friends for coffee, or meditating for 20 minutes, take time to rejuvenate. Otherwise you risk burning out before your business gets off the ground.