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What would make starting a business easier for you?

Discussion in 'Starting Your Business' started by stark_intern, Jul 27, 2016.

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  1. stark_intern

    stark_intern Member

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    Specifically, what roadblocks do you face that prevent you from making an idea happen—lack of knowledge, resources, direction, time, money, etc? Also if you lived in a perfect world, what would your process for launching a new business be like?
     
  2. T J Tutor

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    I never take that position, or train of thought, when taking an idea from thought to reality. It is completely self defeating. The only thought process that you should have, consistently, is that the solution(s) is/are there and you simply have to be persistent in order for it/them to be revealed to you.
     
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  3. VirtualGlobalPhone

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    Ease of opening or closing company, Mature banking and best logistics.
     
  4. Carter

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    I must say, I agree! Although, the occasional negative thought comes to mind and tries to slow me down. I've learned not to dwell on those things. I acknowledge them, learn what caused them, then move on knowing how to prevent it from sneaking up on me again.

    Obstacles are put in our way to see if what we want is worth fight for! Never give up, stay focused, stay positive and you will overcome.
     
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  5. Jean

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    Well, most of us it will be making an idea happen.
     
  6. Cameron Hunt

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    Having a mentor would definitely help anyone starting a business.
    It would help even more if the mentor was located in the same area as you so they'd know how to go about the paperwork and stuff like that as well.
    I spent the longest time looking for someone to mentor me (someone good, not just an "entrepreneur wannabe"), and it's not easy, but it'll save you lots of money and time trying out/looking for new things.
    Having support for family members and people around you also works, but it's hard trying to convince them you're not just a lunatic that doesn't want to work an average job. haha

    Let me know your thoughts!
     
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  7. Wanderer1689

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    lack of time and funding is the biggest problem
     
  8. moneytalks

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    Time. I just don't have enough of it and my family has a hard time understanding what it takes to open a business of any sort ;).
     
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  9. VirtualGlobalPhone

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    When did humans starts 'Having' time ? :) . We can only use time ...
     
  10. Entrepreneur

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    Very true...
     
  11. Jessica Danes

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    Good topic! It reminded me of this article I read last year. My biggest issue was the blind commitment. You grow up dreaming different ideas in your head, and at some point you make a decision. I knew when I was 15 years old I wanted to teach others how cook, bake, and fill their homes with amazing aromas from their kitchen. How better to do that then sell them the tools to do so? However, committing fully to my store was tough. How sure was I that I would succeed? Am I holding two Ace's or two 3's in this poker game? I had to take a leap of faith and go all-in.

    To answer your question, I wish I had the knowledge to know I would succeed and how to make it through the downfalls of owning your own business. It is still hard making business decisions, today. I'll debate switching brands of spatulas for weeks before I finally make a choice. I can look at the data, and do all the research I want on the possible outcomes, but ultimately, I do not know what might come of that decision.
     
  12. djbaxter

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    I can only persist with that sort of indecision for so long. It's stressful. Eventually, which is often fairly quickly, I'll just look at which way I think I'm leaning and go for it.
     
  13. YourRetailCoach

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    Turn your idea into a reality one. Permits with lesser expense can make it simpler for you to plan to be your own boss. Be focused and stay positive you will surely overcome.
     
  14. Julia Sta Romana

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    My personal obstacle is my inability to focus completely on one project. I don't multi-task but I find it difficult to focus once a jobs lasts too long. I need new challenges or variety to hold my interest.
     
  15. Pauline Greening

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    My usual roadblocks would be the budget, I have too many ideas to start with. lol
    For your second question, well, I haven't really thought of this yet. I'll think about it and get to you.
     
  16. pedrocampos

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    It`s a matter of having a good strategy in place, be meticulous, not wasting money and optimizing your costs. Being patient also helps!
     
  17. Conrad Dykstra

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    Lack of resources is a big problem. However, the best way to overcome this is to not quit your day job while starting your business. You should always have a stream of income before you move on to your business full time. You only move into your business full-time when it is able to support itself and your current income.
     
  18. Hazel Gomez

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    I think if you make a website for your business that will truly help you. It helped me, so I'm telling from experience.
     
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  19. pedrocampos

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    Everybody starts somewhere, and these days the online world is such a big deal when it comes to boosting your business. You can`t afford to be closed to the world!
     
  20. Devito_6

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    That is very true having a mentor really guide your thoughts. But what i find hard is the patience to follow your mentor. Also theres that "thing" that holds you back and makes you delegate from actually stepping in and putting your thoughts into action. Any one with some advice on that?
     
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