Are you thinking about going into business, but don’t know if you’re ready?
You may have the skills to become an excellent entrepreneur.
- Do you believe in your business and are you willing to make it work for you? Your passion determines your ability to commit to the work.
- Do you have a head for numbers? You’ll need to make projections and identify price points, at least until you can get some excellent hired help.
- Do you understand cash flow? Money comes in (income) and money goes out (expenses), but the bills don’t come in at the same time as the e-payments and checks come in.
- Do you have clients or customers ready to pay you? (add two points)
- Do you understand who you will be selling to?
- Have you made some sales already (this is a good indicator!)
- Do you know what your own strengths and weaknesses are? You can always find someone to help “round out” what you don’t have.
- What is your work ethic? Would you enjoy working at your business? The hours are probably longer than what you have at a “regular” job.
- Are you somewhat competitive?
- Do you have an honorable and progressive idea about how to make something better, stronger, faster, more useful, more recyclable, or more effective, or more valuable to your customers?
- Are you willing to work with others in your community such as associates, vendors, suppliers, or partners?
If you’ve answered yes to 5 or more of the above, you may have what it takes to run a business.
If you answered yes to all, you’re probably already in business!
If you have a green business, I invite you to register in the Green Business Women directory http://www.greenbusinesswomen.com/?q=user/register.
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