Small Business Owners: Trials and Joys

Starting a small business can be a joy but if you walk into it without too much preparation it can be a bit of a nightmare. It also can be a waste of time when it fails as often the ill managed ones do go under more faster than the ones that have gone through the planning and evaluation process. Otherwise you may have to rely on your skill alone but sometimes it is good to think about the future of the business and how you can expand or improve on. Therefore thinking outside the box is almost vital in this competitive world.

Some people struggle for a long time to earn an amount that just scraps them by before they start making a decent amount. This can happen to so many small business as it is harder I think to pull it off if you are not well equipped or have limited finances. Like they say you sometimes need money to make money. That is true for so many business and opportunities.

Your first business venture should never be your last, if it fails learn from it and strive to do better and take what the learning and experiences you faced with you so you don’t repeat past mistakes and also be able to make more with your new venture. At the end of the day that is all we ever wish for, to do well in something we enjoy so that we can live a good quality of life and provide for our loved ones. It is a dream but a most achievable one with the right information in mind and gathering the right resources to begin. Using helpful tools like customer relationship management (crm) platform us also an effective way to have a good start in business. This will make you trusted by your customers.

Mastering your skills and constantly thinking about ways of making things more efficient and that actually improves the time spent on a task by reducing it or making it less of an effort. There are tricks of the trade that people should be looking for or even inventing themselves. Sometimes when you work with something for so long you are able to come up with your own ideas on how to improve it. You yourself can look at something in an instant and know what needs to be done to improve your product exposure or service. It is sometimes already inside us, all the ideas and things that can really make the small business thrive even for that little bit more. So looking inside yourself is a key essential.

We all have it inside ourselves to make things work, how much we put into the business will eventually come back in terms of financial freedom. It is requires plenty of effort and it may take so much time and hardship in the beginning as many business go through this but if you can push through the obstacles and all the things that life throws at you, then you at least have a good chance. I guess it is almost essential to never give up or give in. Only the strong minded really make it.


Paola Garcia lives in Jakarta Indonesia. She is an associate professor in University of Indonesia and also managing Scoopinion at the same time. She is also fond of watching theatrical plays.

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