Why do you want to start your own business? Or, if you have, why did you decide to put a lot on the line to do so? A similar question can be asked of those who have found their non-self-employment careers in life: Why?
As with any business, you are presumably starting it so that you can provide yourself with income. There may be other, altruistic reasons, but at the end of the day you need to pay both the business's and your own as well.
Every business goes through ups and downs, even if it isn't at the fault of its own actions. Those circumstances call for things to tighten up with scarcity or invest at times of bounty. Taking some "Stark advice," we're going to explore how you can become stronger in either case.
Continuing education is very important for any individual. Many professions require a certain number of hours documented to ensure your knowledge base, standards, and practices are current and adaptive. My previous profession was a good example of this.
We all have a favorite tale in life. For some it is a piece of classical fiction such as “Lord of the Rings” or even something like “Animal Farm.” Others prefer nonfictional historical accounts. There are many great tales, too, in the study of world religions and mythologies.
This week we are going to roll up our sleeves and do some basic number crunching in order to illustrate just how dangerous it is for small businesses, especially niche shops, to discount on a continual basis both financially and in an intangible "perception of your store" way.
When shopping for oneself or business, we tend to do what we can in order to find the best deal possible. Why? Inside we humans, there seems to be an ancient thread in the very fabric of our beings to hunt and gather what we need or want.