For many people the dream of owning their own business doesn’t include any of the negative aspects. You might find yourself working longer and harder than you ever did for someone else. The reward for this is knowing that the proceeds of your hard work are yours to keep.
It can’t be overstated that knowing what you’re trying to achieve will help you to achieve it. Just wanting to work for yourself isn’t good enough. You need to be passionate about what you’re trying to achieve.
There is so much to do when you’re running your own business that it’s easy to get side tracked into the things you enjoy doing. Remember that even the things you don’t like doing need to be done well.
Creativity can help your business survive unexpected dips in the demand for your core activity or product. Be prepared to think about adding other components to your business so you’re less vulnerable.
Writing a business plan helps o keep you on track when you have feelings of self doubt. It helps you to understand where you’re heading and realign yourself appropriately. And the best thing is there is no trick to writing a business plan. It’s all about the What, Where, When How and Who.
Your business competitors are competing with your for market share. That means revenue! Unless you’re good at creating demand for your product or service you need to protect the revenue you earn along with finding new ways to increase it. Undertaking a little corporate surveillance will help keep you in touch.
Try to remember that business is about generating revenue and profit. If you aren’t satisfied with the amount of revenue or profit you’re earning you probably need to change something/ If you do then change it. A short sharp amputation is better than a long slow death!
Family support for your business can really help you keep it together. Making sure that you continue to communicate and be available both physically and emotionally for your family will help you to feel better about yourself. And, it will improve the chances that they will be there for you when you need them.
There is a great deal of support for outsourcing business functions to alleviate the need for business owners to build infrastructure and resources. This is great when it comes to professional services that provide support in areas where business owners do not have any expertise. However, when it comes to your area of expertise or core business you should stick to it and never outsource a function of your business that will impact on revenue.
Make it a part of your plan to increase your knowledge by applying yourself to growth. Simple things like reading books written about what you do and how it can be done better, bigger stronger or simply challenging yourself to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable will help eliminate boredom and allow you to add value to you business.
The Award Bookkeeping Company is a national bookkeeping service that has provided bookkeeping and other business services to thousands of business around the country. We’ve compiled a list of TEN things we’ve learned from our clients and our own experience about what makes a business successful We hope these tips will encourage you and allow an opportunity to learn from other business owners around the country.
The Award Bookkeeping Company specialises in business administration and accounting.
We are a network of hand picked professional bookkeepers who own and operate our own business.
All our bookkeepers are carefully selected and trained, have full support from qualified accountants and business management specialists and are local to your business. We aim to help business owners focus on their core business and generating revenue whilst financial record keeping and GST compliance are expertly handled and prepared.
Award Names Franchise of the Year
The Award Bookkeeping Company is pleased to announce the winner of the Franchisee of the Year for 2012 is John Maher, owner of The Award Bookkeeping Company – Loganholme, which is based in Brisbane.
The announcement was made at the Award Bookkeeping Company’s 2013 Annual National Conference which was held at the Marriott Hotel Circular Quay in Sydney this week-end.
Speaking at the Conference, the managing director of the Award Bookkeeping Company, Patricia Howard, said it was significant that such a long-standing franchisee had won the converted Franchisee of the Year Award.