If you are at the dawn of entering into the business world for yourself, you’re on the verge of being able to call yourself an entrepreneur. It all begins here; the plan for business growth and eventual domination that will free you from the world of bad bosses forevermore.
With your mind full of the intensity of getting a business off the ground, it’s easy to overlook one of the major components of business success: your versatility. You see, a newbie entrepreneur isn’t just an entrepreneur. When you enter into business for yourself and work only with yourself, that means you’ve entered a phase of your professional life where you’re going to wear many hats.
Starting a business is especially difficult because of this. It’s one thing if your first business venture involves a lot of startup capital which allows you to employ others from the start, but it’s rare a new business receives that kind of cash injection. Without that, you will find yourself taking on many roles – so are you ready to cover them all?
Head Of Sales: You!
A business can only function if it has customers, be they the general public or other businesses that you’re marketing your services to. That means that you need to attract people to your company – you’re going to have a hard job being hired if you wait for customers to come to you.
So, you’re now Head of Sales for a whole enterprise. It’s your job to capture new customers, sell them on your vision, and convince them that you’re the best person for the job. You’ll have to be engaging and confident even on your worst day, when you just want to go back to bed.
Head Of Technical Support: You!
The business tech has broken down and you can’t just call IT support, because that’s your job now. Do you know how to fix basic computer errors? Can you get down into the nuts and bolts, ordering supplies from icrfq, then putting them into use? Did you actually remember to back up all of the vital data?
If you’re going into business for yourself, you’re going to need to be able to answer those questions and many more besides. You’re responsible for the smooth running of all the tech in your enterprise; if the road gets bumpy, then it’s going to be up to you alone to get everything back on track.
Head of Accounting: You!
Given that being an accountant is a full-time, highly paid, requiring of much education job most of the time – are you prepared to handle all of that for yourself? You’re going to have to get your head around tax codes, how to file your accounts, and a thousand and one other pieces of accounting.
Don’t worry; there’s plenty of software that can help you get your head around all of the numbers you need to master. Nevertheless, it’s clear: to run a solo business, you have to master an awful lot of roles, so be ready to juggle.