Meeting fellow business owners can be a good source of new business. It is part of building a long-term relationship with them and could give a lot of benefits to your business, especially if you are just starting to follow the entrepreneurship path.
Spend time developing relationships and networking with other business owners in your city or community. Start by making a list of all the companies and people you wish to build a relationship with. Email them with your reason of why you desire to connect with them, as well as how it would benefit both of your businesses.
Don’t be disappointed if some people reject your offer, because not all are willing to create a long-term relationships; especially if you don’t have a large platform yet. That’s one of the disadvantages of being new in the business industry. Don’t let this discourage you! Motivate yourself to look for other companies you could reach out to and expand your business.
Stay humble. When I was starting my business, some companies rejected me when I reached out to them. However, I didn’t let it disappoint me. Instead, I did my best to look for other companies and contacted them for a meeting to talk about how we can benefit our businesses together. Networking is one of the most important tools you can use in the business world, so take advantage of it!
Meet with other entrepreneurs and get your business growing!
As an entrepreneur, I know the feeling of wanting your business to grow in the blink of an eye. I know the thirst of having it out there and have more people notice and talk about how great your products and services are.
But, I also learned that everything takes time when I was just starting my business. It takes a lot of patience to get your business to grow the way you want it to be, especially your market reach. Sure, we’d love to have our business have more products for our new and existing customers to explore, but we also have to learn from their feedback and apply appropriate action on how to make our business grow.
What you need to do is to make a little progress every day because it adds up and eventually, it will create a big result. Advertise your business both digitally and traditionally through print ads, billboards, etc. While you probably won’t experience growth right away, whichever way you choose to expand your business, you will see progress if you keep being consistent about it. Patience and consistency will successfully transform your business into all that you want it to be.
Be patient and do what you can for now, in order to get your business to grow.
I know most of my Rockstars hesitate a lot of times regarding their business and/or their dreams because they’re afraid of failing or even being rejected. But remember, failing and being rejected are always part of the thrill and the challenge of life.
One thing you should know and do is to never hesitate. Hesitating means you’re only pulling your dreams further behind from achieving and making it turn into reality. To some people, it may work; but mostly, hesitating just eats up your time and opportunity.
It takes time and effort to actually make something out of what you’re doing. If you’re trying hard to reach your goal without giving up, you’ll eventually reach it. It might not be immediately, but you’ll definitely reach it. Some people give up because they think that dream isn’t for them. While it might be true and applicable to some people, it wouldn’t hurt to try and continue to give it another shot. And when you do, your future self will be thankful and proud of you because you never hesitated on trying.
When I was younger, I didn’t love myself. I was having negative thoughts in a lot of things. I was afraid of failing; and so, there were a lot of times when I hesitated on doing what I want and just proceeded with my normal life. But, I thought to myself that failing is also part of the journey, and so I strived for it. I failed a lot of times, but I always think that failing is just repackaged as my next step towards success. I never gave up and look at where I am today.
So, make sure to give it a shot and never hesitate on achieving your dream. Think about this: Achieving your dreams is something you do for yourself and it can definitely make you happy!