There are a lot of feel-good stories about people making it big despite not having any business experience.  Though these are true and inspiring, starting a business, even if it’s just a small one, is a big challenge.  So read on for some insider tips from experts,  that not everybody considers.


5 Tips Not Everyone Thinks About

  1. Learn from everybody

Almost all budding entrepreneurs know they need to learn as much as they can.  So they read about business and interview veterans in the field.  Something, however, that a potential entrepreneur might not do is to listen to people who do NOT agree with their plan.

The ego is a fragile thing so it’s understandable to feel upset if not everyone likes your idea.  But a smart businessperson knows that there may be truth in what others say. So keep an open mind and learn how to weed out sincere advice from spiteful criticism.


  1. Keep things simple

Starting a business is exciting.  But after much planning, it’s possible for that excitement to transform the initial idea into something more complex. Aside from making things more expensive, quality may suffer as you lose focus on what’s truly important: what you plan on offering.

If you want to start well, keep things simple. Ensure that your product or service is what customers really want.  If they are content, all the other things can be sorted out later on.


  1. Stay employed for the moment

It takes time for a business to get off the ground.  As word is still going around about the new business in town, the earnings might be barely enough to pay the bills.

It’s better to have a steady paycheck while your business is still growing.  And in some cases, that paycheck might be needed to help settle the startup’s bills. So don’t quit just yet.


  1. Have solid backup plans

When thinking about your first business, it might seem wrong to think “fearfully.”  But it pays to be cautious.  Aside from keeping your job, spend some time thinking about what you can do in case the business doesn’t click. Where can you get extra funding? How can you save on cash? Where can you go if you lose it all?

Again, this is just to be prepared.  It’s not supposed to occupy your mind all the time. In fact, if your backup plan is really solid, it will take a lot of weight off your shoulders knowing that you are ready for the worst.


  1. Talk about your startup

Generally speaking, it’s not okay to brag.  But if you’ve got a new business, you need all the exposure you can get – in a good way of course.

You might feel embarrassed at first telling everybody about your business, but you’ll appreciate it once orders start coming in.  Besides, if what you offer is worth it, your network will be thanking you in the end.



A new business is something to be proud of.  You really should be ecstatic about what lies ahead.  But be smart about it too.  Good luck!