Starting anything new can be scary or overwhelming - a new business or expanding a current business is no exception.
A lot of us see the end of our journey before we take a first step towards it. Dreaming of that perfect shop, seling all your wonderful handmade goods, chatting to your customers. Or offering a service that will make other people's livers easier or happier.
The hard part for most of us is knowing how to get there. Or not feeling like it is impossible - know that feeling?
Start with what you want to do. Make it as detailed as you want - draw it, write it out - whatever you feel happy with.
Next determine what it takes to make it happen.
- what equipment
- premises or do you actually need any?
You get the idea!
Then - which I find the most important part - break it down to smaller steps you can take towards your goal.
This advise can be used for anything you want to achieve; personally or professionally.
I have found, working with lots of different people on a range of new businesses, that this process has shown the greatest success.