Many small businesses try to do too much too fast. Maybe a new restaurant tries to offer too many different types of foods rather than specializing in just one. Maybe a boutique tries to please everyone rather than focusing on a main market and adding an option or two here and there for others. Variety is a noble endeavor, but it is not always the best way to start. Typically, it is best in business to start out lean and agile, building up speed, racing toward success, and then building on that as you can.
Stick with What You Know
What does this look like practically? First, stick with what you know. If you make the best homemade ice cream in the world, open your ice cream shop and sell ice cream. You can add other treats, various services, and more as time goes on, but let everyone get a taste of what you are really good at first. Make that name for yourself, and after you are established you can add cookies, birthday parties, or whatever else your heart desires.
Whatever is the heart of your business, nail it. Do it and do it really, really well.If you make adorable children’s clothing, do that. Do not worry about adding adult clothing, jewelry, or personalization on the front end. Get your brand out there, then you can add an embroidery machine, a line of women’s jewelry, or whatever else you may want to add once you are rolling with the best children’s boutique in town.
Slow and steady wins the race, and while in business there is something to be said for opening the door to opportunity when it knocks, flinging that door open too fast can have disastrous consequences. The capabilities of your finances and your market base to be able to handle whatever you are wanting to do must be carefully reviewed. It is possible to grow too fast.
The fact is, trying to do too much too fast will overwhelm you and could confuse your customers. The lack of focus on your best offering will mean everything you offer is just okay, and nothing will be great. After the new wears off, business will drop because there is nothing fabulous to bring customers back time and again.
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