You had been advised in business to start small, no matter how small, just start. Is there a problem with this approach? Yes! Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong starting from a point to grow your business, but starting well is better. Does it mean starting big? No, it means starting small but running the business with the same principles successful businesses strive on. Principles like good book keeping, effective and efficient in managing tasks, punctuality and commitment to service. Whatever you need to make your potential clients or customers to take you serious, do it.
It sounds weird, but you are setting a standard for your business. This is an area were most SMEs default when managing their business. Don’t wait to grow big before you create a culture for your business. Successful businesses excel on principles that create a standard for their businesses.
Starting your business well helps you to
- Be focused on the big picture
- Create the discipline that is obtained in the corporate world in your business.
- Set a culture that will sustain the company to maturity
- Helps you to look at your business beyond you
As your business grows, you can expand as you desire. Always bear in mind that the business world is a jungle where only the smart survives. So, if you want to be taken seriously, you must manage your business the way professionals will do.