How To Start Your Own Business

Quick and easy to follow steps to starting your very first business.

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Get ready for a journey of a lifetime, Starting and running a business is going to be by far one of the most exciting, scariest and eye-opening experiences of your life. By the way Congratulations on wanting to be financially free.

Research 
Before you start anything especially a business try and do some research and get to know as much as you can about what you are going to engage in. My first business was selling watches before I started I went out and took a look at very watch store within my vicinity. I then conducted a little study where I took note of where the watch shops were located, the prices they sold the watches at, who their target market was, the quality of their products and service and on and so forth. I then went about sourcing a watch supplier from who I was going to buy my watches from. I had to calculate how much profit I was going to make, by taking into account the cost price of the watches, the selling price at which I would sell my watches for, the transport costs, storage, rent and so on. The more you know about your industry, the more advantage and protection you will have.

Get Some Business Training And Assistance 
This is not exactly necessary but good to have. My Grandfather (Ali Jassat) started and ran a successful business and he never even completed high school. But that was back in good old 90’s whereas in today’s day and age, where competition is on the increase and technology is on the rise, individuals who want to start and run a business require some basic training, depending on what type of business one decides to start. Experience is often more important that one’s skill set that is why finding a mentor or someone who has already walked the journey you want to is important as they will be able to guide and protect you from going astray, One should always start small and have set limitations otherwise one could end up losing everything they own and never ever achieving success. Like they commonly say on Shark Tank, “If your business doesn’t work within a year take it behind the barn and shoot it”.

Draw up a Business Plan 
As say’s google a business plan is a written document that describes in detail how a business, usually a new one, is going to achieve its goals. A business plan lays out a written plan from a marketing, financial and operational viewpoint.
A business plan will hold all of your research information and most important of all it holds the businesses vision and mission statement that will keep you focused and goal oriented. A business plan will also help you need investments to start up and grow the business. If you need Any help with drawing up a business plan do email me (ishaanjassat@gmail.com). Everything I do for you will be free and in absolute confidentiality.

Do like Nike and “JUST DO IT’!!, START YOUR BUSINESS 
The more time you spend on the nitty-gritty stuff, the less time you spending making money. In business, you have to hit the ground running. The best advice I can give you is to start with the little you have and just go for it, waiting for some miracle external factor to occur before you start your business is just going to waste your time and lead you to failure.The key is to just START, don’t wait for the experience or right partner just learn to trust your intuition. Be unique and trust yourself, you can do it.

Remember without risk they can be no reward. Money has 4 legs which mean’s you will never catch it but passion has 2 so chase your passion and money will come to you.

 

 

 

 

How To Get A Job

Well, we all need to start working eventually unless we selling drugs of which in that case, pass me some and no need to read further lol #JustJokes. Getting a Job is becoming more and more difficult which is why an article/blog like this one might save you from a life of unemployment.

Draw Up A Curriculum Vitae(C.V)
This is crucial to getting any job, a C.V is a written story of your life, the work you have done, the education you have received and your life experiences as well as what you feel will appeal to a prospective employer. A C.V must be well thought through, using a template as a guide is the best way to ensure that you are writing a correct C.V. Never make up information on your C.V everything must be original, authentic and as attractive and appealing as possible.

Prepare For An Interview
Make sure you are ready at all times when forwarding your C.V to ensure that if you get called in for an interview you are ready, prepare for an Interview by revising commonly ask questions when interviewed and know how to respond to these questions. In preparing, ensure that you research the company, know what it deals with, who its customers are, what they sell be it service or product, know when the company was established and most definitely know the company’s mission and vision statement.

Apply, Apply and did I Mention Apply!!!
You are most definitely not going to get a Job by doing nothing. Apply to as much places as possible. Apply to jobs that you are interested, qualified or have experience in. They are many different ways in which you can go about applying for jobs, the internet is the easiest and cheapest way to go about it. If you from South Africa like me try sites like; Gumtree, Careers 24, Careerjet, Indeed among so many other sites also try the traditional way of applying like walk-ins, which is where you take a hard copy of C.V and hand it in by different companies that appeal to you regardless of whether the company has a current vacancy or not. Try cold calling which is where you pull out that big book with numbers knows as a telephone directory, buy some airtime or borrow some rich person’s phone and call every company that you feel you would like to work for. A clever thing to do is to put a post in the local newspaper stating that you are looking for a certain type of job, trust me this works. Network and tell as many people as possible that you unemployed and looking for a job. Remember Never Give Up!!, it can be difficult but never stop Applying and trying, something will eventually come up (No I don’t mean be a prostitute lol).

Find A Mentor
Find someone who is already working in your desired field and ask to be mentored by them, they could help give you valuable work experience and help you land a job through their contacts. Finding a mentor is valuable in so many ways, he/she will act as a guiding force, protect you from bad decisions, motivate, counsel and guide you through life and may be able to open doors for you.

Always Have A Plan B
Yes, always have a plan B, not everything we expect to happen will happen, jobs are becoming more and more difficult to get and if you fail to find a job don’t lose hope, keep trying and use your time productively. Lower your standards if things go really bad, so what if you a packer or gardener, something is better than nothing, work hard prove yourself and who knows you might get promoted to the job you always wanted. You can try starting your own business if everything fails, it’s never too early or late to start. I will post another Blog to show you how to start your own business.

I would say “Good Luck” but I don’t believe in Luck I believe in Hard work, so go work at getting that job and kudos to your future success.