If you crave the ability to call the shots in your life both personally and in business, you might be a solopreneur in the making.
Most startups are usually a one-man operations team in the beginning. The individual starts out with an idea which they slowly build upon in the comfort of their homes. This is normally after putting in hours of work at their day job and then reconvening to work on their own thing.
Whether you plan to tackle your new business full-time or you'll keep your day job for a while, there are a few things you need to keep in mind when you are starting out as a soloprenuer and these are some of them.
From the start, create a vision and have it in mind as you're working. It should include attainable goals that allow an adequate timeframe for getting where you want to be. Having a plan helps you to keep going even when there are obstacles in your way.
Is It Your Passion?
Don’t start a business just for the sake of it.Find something you enjoy doing and incorporate that into your business idea, even if it's merely a tool that speaks to something you enjoy. When you're passionate about your product, your customers, investors, and business partners will feel that passion, as well.
Have a Budget
Put money aside while you can for marketing , product development, networking events and conferences.
It’s okay if you don’t know it all. Project management or Accounting might not be your portion but that doesn’t mean you give up. Make use of tech tools to automate these processes at a small fee.
Don't Try to Do It All
Do not kill yourself trying to do each and everything on your own. Outsource some help occasionally. Interns, friends or family members can be of help in the early days of the business.
If you're thinking about starting your own solopreneurship, a clear vision and the right resources can point you in the right direction. Don't feel pressured to go full-time right away, but with some hard work on nights and weekends, in time you'll likely find you're ready to go for it.