10 Amazing Tips For First Time Business Owners

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Being a first-time business owner can be a scary prospect, it requires stepping into the unknown, which for many of us is just a little bit terrifying, but equally as exciting! But if you’ve asked yourself these three questions and think you’ve got what it takes, here are 10 tips to get you started on your path to success!

#1 Be Social Media Savvy

It’s free and everyone including your best friends mum is using it. Social media can work wonders for promoting yourself and getting your brand/name out there while it also an amazing networking tool – to build vital relationships with customers and fellow business owners. Learn more about how to optimize your online presence in our recent article.

#2 Define Your Goals

It’s your business so it’s personal to you. No one else can tell you what you should or shouldn’t be looking to achieve, so it’s important that you really think about where you want your business to go.

#3 Know Your Customers

Once you get inside the minds of your customers and understand their needs the rest should follow. Everyone needs a target market!

#4 Accept Trial and Error

There will be ups and downs and it’s okay to admit you’re struggling, but what is more important is how you choose to deal with your struggles and how you choose to overcome them. Here’s how to stay on track after failure!

#5 Don’t Strive For Perfection

No business owner is ever perfect, even those who have years of experience under their belts. Be realistic about what you can achieve and you are far more likely to reach those goals.

#6 Take Care Of Yourself

What use are you to your business and your success on little sleep and a poor diet? Being a business owner is often not a 9-5 it’s a lifestyle, but you will feel so much better in yourself when you have a work-life balance.

#7 Ask For Help

No one expects you to go this completely alone, listen to those who care about you and your business, and heed the advice that counts. It is always good to get a second opinion.

#8 Save Where You Can

Don’t spend money on little things that you just don’t need, you should aim to be saving all the cash that you can so that when the time comes, you will reap all the benefits. And for that, we have some stupidly simple ways you can start saving today!

#9 Make a Business Plan

No matter how big or small, you need to know your numbers and get a financial plan in place. At a basic level, work out what you expect to earn and when you expect to earn it by to start getting an idea of where you want your company to be. Want to start a business plan and totally lost at where to start? We’ve got ya sorted, right here!

#10 Expect the Unexpected

Roll with the punches and know that we at Career Girl Daily will always have your back!

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  1. Thank you for this! I am not ready to go full-time with my business just yet, but this is supremely helpful!

  2. Another gem! I’m glad more bloggers are shedding light on just how important it is to self-care.


  3. The biggest lesson is to accept trial and error. Sometimes the most unlikely sales happen. You can never account for everyone’s taste!

  4. This is a really great article. I especially love it because its very encouraging and worded in a way that it feels like someone reading this would see themselves starting a business. Thank you!


  5. Thanks for sharing this article. It’s encouraging to hear that others struggle with the same things I do and battle them head on.

  6. Fantastic tips. I see a lot of new businesses spending money where they really don’t need to. If you’ve got the money to throw at things then that’s great but most haven’t in the early days, but all of the companies make you feel like your not a real professional if you don’t have the latest. It’s simply not true. I’ve definitely fallen into the trap. I’m hopefully getting better at this as time goes on.

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