Stay Motivated in Your Small Business

Stay Motivated in Your Small Business

After you’ve been in business for awhile, and have gained some success it sometimes becomes something it never was before. Draining…..

You throw around ideas of your next big “thing”, or venturing into another business. But nothing sings to you the way your original business did. You feel sometimes like if you start over, maybe you can avoid all of the mistakes you’ve made in your current small business. All of the doubts and stresses of being the “one in charge” weigh on your shoulders…and you begin to wonder if you are where you’re supposed to be.

Staying motivated in your small business can be a daunting task, when you’re the only one getting much done. Or you’re the primary point of contact for every decision, every move, every fix, every quirk that your business faces. So because spring is a brand new season, lets embrace this time of year with some quick tips on how you can stay motivated and keep a balanced life.

Set a New Goal

Your SMB may be old news, but your goal can be a new one. Maybe you want to start a weekly blog, or network more, send out thank you cards to existing clients. It doesn’t have to be a monetary goal, just set one. This goal will allow you to set into an action plan to achieve it and help build momentum to keep going.

Find Inspiration

Reading about someone who walked the path of entrepreneurship before you, may offer some inspiration to a new victory. Reading, listening to inspirational videos, or music may also help open the waves of your mind to new creative ideas and feelings. Writing in a gratitude journal to remind you of everything that life has given you that’s positive. Even finding inspiration in some difficult roads that you’ve successfully maneuvered.

What Use to Bring You Happiness that You Stopped Doing

Nothing will stifle a creatively minded entrepreneur like the feeling of being in a rat race and no longer gaining happiness from what you’re doing. Look back and remember something you used to love doing that you’ve given up to devote those precious hours to your business…..and do that. Don’t sacrifice every part of who you were that inspired you to go into business for yourself, for the sake of the business. That’s like mom’s sacrificing every ounce of themselves for their children. Sure it’s “noble” to give selflessly, endlessly, but it’s not maintainable. Find a happy balance between things you love doing, and things you have to do.

Stay Motivated in Your Small Business

Enjoying my son and his own personal accomplishments.

Stay Motivated in Your Small Business

Inspirational people, Steve Jobs is definitely at the top of that list.

Stay Motivated in Your Small Business

Calligraphy is something I love to play around with. Sometimes I drop off from doing it out of lack of time. But I have to make time.

Stay Motivated in Your Small Business

The book my son humors me to read him at least twice of year…always makes me grateful for my life.

 

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Poor Design

By designing the site yourself, you risk wasted time and energy on a poorly designed site. Even if you have a low budget, it’s imperative that your investment is utilized wisely. Having a site redesigned improves the quality of your leads, the communication with your clients, and their trust in your business.

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Small Business need to focus on key components of their marketing efforts which include:

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  • Creating opportunity for more website traffic and gathering leads
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The online world has opened up many industries, meaning even small businesses can gain vital exposure in a targeted manner. So how can an online business increase its visibility?

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Brand recognition starts with your name and your logo. It is very important that you get this right and clear from the onset and come up with a brand name and logo that will stand out and represent what your brand depicts. You should also take your target customers into consideration when developing a brand name and logo. Will your brand name and logo be appealing to them? Will they be able to easily relate with it? Will it be able to seal the trust you already established with them? Will it reflect your brand personality? You really need to provide positive answers to these questions when settling for a brand name and logo. This is why you should take your time to decide the best name and logo for your brand.

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, I know a lot of effort was put into defining your brand and developing a strong brand community. But you cannot afford to disappoint your customers at this stage. It won’t be pleasant to find out that the brand that is all over the place is a flop and an empty barrel that is just making noise. Oh no! That is a very bad step for your business brand and can crash your business before it even starts.

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