Here are 5 reasons why we put off starting a business and why these reasons are so powerful.
Some of them you might recognise in yourself, others might surprise you…
Fear of failure. Most of us have, at some time or other, thought about trying to achieve something that is a little out of the ordinary for us. It might be a lifestyle change, a diet, a new career or a new business venture. So very few of us actually see this through though, why is that?
Most people would admit to wanting an “easy button” when it comes to building a business… Those new to business like to think there’s a “trick” or “secret” to success, which is why I’m constantly asked…
“How did you do it Lynne? What’s the secret?”
I know for a fact that I asked that same question years ago when I was starting out…
So here it is… I’ll give you the “secret”… and once you understand this, everything changes!
Business coaching in Wolverhampton has just had a boost!
A local charity has managed to secure funding to help businesses in the Black Country access 12 hours of coaching for free, and I am very pleased and privileged to have been asked to help deliver that support.
Beware of Free websites – they are not as cheap as you might think!
For the last year or so, I have been helping small business owners and people who want to become self-employed with their websites. I have heard some horror stories about people being ripped off or just plain misled.
If you are using a more advanced theme then you will be asked to insert the URL of your logo into the control panel of your theme builder.
Your logo can be in png or jpeg format and it is really simple to do. I have used my theme as as example but most themes will be similar enough for you to figure out the gist of it.
First of all, go to your menu and hover over Appearance. Then open up your theme’s options as shown below in blue. My theme is called MyProduct but yours will be the name of your theme followed by theme options.
Why we put off starting a business can be down to a number of factors. I have spent the last couple of years helping people to become self-employed or start their own business and these are some of the things they told me had put them off starting.
Fear of leaving their current “safe” employment.
The security that employment offers is a strong motivator to stay put. Knowing exactly how much we are going to pick up each month gives us a warm and safe feeling. We feel secure. Our families feel secure.
The reality is though, that today there is no longer such a thing as a job for life. People are being made redundant from all walks of life and those that are not made redundant then have to do the work that those who have been made redundant used to do. More staff are taking time off due to stress related issues now than at any other time.