You are now officially a business person, you quit your job and are all in. you are living off your savings but not that much income is being produced from your start-up, you gotta be stressed! I mean who wouldn’t, all these questions coming into your head like should I go back to my old time, should I throw in the white flag and give up…Don’t panic friends because this is the life of an entrepreneur.
Hard work payoffs…with the right support
Let’s face it becoming a successful entrepreneur doesn’t come overnight and mistakes and setbacks are bound to happen, but if you are seeing progress even a little at a better time than no progress, here are some ways to keep stress free
Family And Freinds
Now is the time to go on your phone and reach out to all your friends and see what they have to offer, having supportive friends in a time when you need it is crucial these friends can offer the simplest stuff from making calls for you to managing payroll, don’t be shy to ask for free help!
Free Software And Tools
Running business old school just doesn’t cut it anymore, there are so many tools out there that can get you up and running, and a lot offer free and basic plans like asana which is a project management tool this is just one example, depending on your business type you google the phrase “ your business industry marketing tool free” and you get plenty of results, the reason software offers these tools for free is to get you to sign up and later when your business expands you can upgrade with them its a win-win for everyone.
Going to expos and trade shows may be a fee but the people you may meet are priceless, one good connection you can change the way your business operates completely, in trade shows you meet people who are there to meet and greet and are willing to offer a helping hand so don’t be shy to walk around and ask questions.
Taking a break from home and going to Starbucks for a cup of coffee to work a little is perfectly fine some may call it showing off I call it relaxing, I do it all the time, a hour there with free wifi is awesome, it clears your mind and gives you a change of atmosphere.
Conclusion: moral of this article is not to kill yourself with stress, the more sad and down you are the less energy and motivated you are for your business, if you have to sacrifice your fancy car and partying then so be it, that is all can back later when your business is acquired of thriving, focus first on yourself by less stressing and second on your business! dont get caught up in start-up stress, because it can affect you, thats, why its important to calm down and take things easy, buidling a business, should not be a race or who gets to the finish line first, its all about finanacial freedom Hope this article helped you and good luck.