I literally don't know what to do next. Am I capable of being a business owner?
I'm working full time trying to get my small business to attract customers. I think I have a good social network presence, but I'm finding it difficult to continue taking action and push forward. I find myself waiting for customers. I know that ain't gonna happen unless I take action every day.
We are a private equity firm as well as financial advisor for cross border deals. We mainly focus on client in america but also europe. We have been a member of the business community in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina for over 30years. I have a degree in Business Management and Economics from North Carolina State University.
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I think all of us small business owners are always seeking new customers. There's a lot to learn and it's not all intuitive. I used a SCORE mentor who was outstanding! He helped me to develop not just a business plan, but also an action plan. It was inspiring and energizing. You might want to find an expert to coach you.
It is more difficult than many would lead you to believe to build an online business. I suggest you start local, a conversation at a time. This will keep you active and give you the chance to build real credibility and testimonials. What is your value proposition / promise to your customers? Do they care? If not, why are they not responding? What is not resonating in your presence and messaging? Whoever is on your list right now, ask them something to this effect. "What's your next level [related to your industry]?" "What's keeping you from getting what you need?" "How can I provide more value to you?" First you need to know what's on their minds. Then you need to adapt to meet what they're telling you.
Jim, your profession is both practical and lucrative. If you are a hands-on workhorse type person who prefers to stay in the shop, all you need is someone to serve as a front man/marketing agent and lead acquisition specialist. An honest, trustworthy, high energy social magnet that loves getting out there, establishing and maintaining relationships and seizing opportunities. Once you find that person, you've got gold. Test them out for six months or so. If they pass, offer a partnership deal. Next item. Get a written business plan that outlines your objectives, mission, target audience, marketing strategy, team duties, salary and benefits as well as the business process. You'll need this along with a concise partnership agreement to present to potential partners. See my profile for more information.
Hi Jim, if possible, please share more details as what are you doing and what are you looking for. I believe, you need some pro-active partner who can help you out to drive your business.
Hi Jim, May I give you a very prudent suggestion. Change your profession / business. I read all the suggestions trying to help you regain your confidence, see how nice people are they do not want you to quit for the time and money that you must have invested into your business. In my opinion there is no need to live on hope as the cost of survival becomes higher and unbearable at some stage.
My experience is to leave the opportunities behind that do not compliment your style of working, explore and move ahead with new opportunities.
In today's competitive world you have to have enthusiasm to perform and for that you must earn something, if that is not happening then it is not advisable to spend more time on speculation.
My suggestion may not be pleasing to read but I am writing from my experience as I have seen many loosing all their worth after getting into the situations like the one you described by not using their guts to quit and save whatever they have but consumed their guts till they lost everything.
Good luck and use your networking presence to explore new opportunities.
Hi Jim. You may take the assistance of a executive / business coach to help you with this.
Entrepreneurship is a tough and lonely journey and its takes some time to establish yourself. It would be great if you share a little more insights about your business. You can also connect with me via LinkedIn for a detailed discussion.
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Jim, Have you put together a business plan? Often, when we get started on a new business we think we know what we want, but until you make yourself a blueprint, or business plan, and put it in writing you are going to feel scattered.
What kind of marketing plan do you have? Are you using referrals and email marketing as well?
Owning a business is hard work, and especially at the beginning requires a lot of time and effort. You will need to make a plan to get the word out on a regular basis.
I am available if you want help - ToniLawrence.com.
Best wishes for your success.
What are you passionate about? Check your strategies to attract customers. But all this will happen when you introspect, believe in yourself and set your goal. Being helpless is not the solution. 'Believe that it will happen..you will see it happen. you have to work on yourself first and take action. FLORENCE MACDONALD