When you’re starting a new business, it can oftentimes seem a bit overwhelming. There are so many things to get done – such as creating a business plan, estimating your financial projections, marketing and advertising, and depending on the type of business that you have, you could also spend a considerable amount of time securing a location and / or obtaining inventory. Because of this, it may be that you have very little time to spend with friends and family, and for participating in outside activities.
But even with all that you have on your plate, it can be essential to communicate with other new business owners. Why?
One of the biggest reasons is so that you can get advice, see what has and has not worked for others, and even spend some necessary time just talking about any issues, problems, and / or successes that you’ve had. So often, new business owners can feel like they’re the only one who is in the process of such overwhelm – and that can be quite lonely. This is especially the case if family and friends work in more traditional 9-5 jobs and don’t truly understand the vast amount of time and effort that getting a new business off the ground can take.
The good news is that there are venues where you can easily find and chat with other new business owners – such as the Startup Forums. Here you will find others who have moved forward with business ideas, made mistakes, gone through the learning curve, and who are willing and able to share with others helpful ideas and advice.
If you’re in the process of starting a new business, what are some of your frustrations and successes so far?