3 reasons why you should start your business & 3 reasons why you shouldn’t.

I remember when I was in a 9-5 job and I would joke about how hard I worked and say things like “ If I worked for myself, I know where I would be today”. Oh well, it certainly is not that cut and dried because you go through so many seasons when you work for yourself.

Since I started working for myself, I‘ve realised there will be days of obscurity, lack, pain, gruelling work and long hours but there will be moments of triumph, hope and “pay”!!! That being said, this life is not for everyone! In fact, I embarked on it unwittingly! Here are 3 reasons why you should start your own business and 3 reasons why you should not:

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First Year Survival Tips for Startups

Starting a new business is exciting…and scary, very scary. You’re surviving on little more than adrenaline coffee and a dream. You’re making lots of important decisions that will undoubtedly affect your future, and you don’t know if they’re going to pay off or not. It’s a lot to deal with, so it isn’t surprising that around 80 percent of new businesses fail in the first year!

The stats might not look good, but you need to remember that 20 percent of startup do fight to live another day and there is no reason you cannot be one of them, especially if you apply these first-year startup tips:

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How to Make the Most Out of Your Small Business Branding

Every small business owner is concerned about their lack of brand awareness and reputation when they first start up. Today, however, it is much easier to build a follower base and get great reviews from customers fast than ever before. If you want to take your branding to the next level, you might want to check out the below expert tips that will help you spend less and get better results in the future.

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Getting Help For Your Home Business

Setting up a home business can often be a daunting task. You might be wondering at various stages what you can actually do to make sure that it goes as smoothly as possible. On top of that is the idea that you need to do everything yourself, something which can make anyone more than a little stressed, even if they have experience in such matters. However, the truth is that no business is an island, and you can always manage to find the hell you need when you need it, so long as you know where to look. In this article, we are going to look into how to find the help you really need when you are still setting up your own home business, and it feels like you are cut off from the rest of the world.

 

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4 Reasons That New Businesses Fail

Starting your own business is an exciting time but it’s also incredibly difficult. Anybody that’s considered it has probably heard plenty of horror stories about the number of new businesses that fail in the first year. That might put you off even trying to start your own company but you shouldn’t let it. While it’s true that it’s difficult to get a business going, plenty of people manage it and you could be one of them. You just need to make sure that you avoid any of these things that often kill small businesses before they get off the ground.

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Dealing with a Toxic Employee

 

Toxic employees can really kill the morale in any workplace. They can turn a once happy workforce into a bunch of anxious, stressed, angry and even depressed bunch. This, in turn, can affect productivity and lead to the loss of some great talent.

 

As a result, it is important that you, as an employer, are equipped to deal with these sneaky, disrespectful, sometimes downright nasty people swiftly. Here are some tips to help you with that:

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Ighiwiyisi Jacobs, the creative genius beautifying Lagos one set at a time.

 

Ighiwiyisi is a heartfelt worship leader, an articulate speaker and writer but those are not the only incredible things about her. She happens to make the most amazing sets for Store windows, Themed events and more under the auspices of her brand, Hermosa Boda. In this chat, she tells us how she started. She saw a gap and she decided to be part of the solution leveraging her God-given imagination.

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